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About Jane Akre

I’m National News Editor, Jane Akre and I began Mesh Medical Device News Desk aka Mesh News Desk (MND) in the summer of 2011 just after the Food and Drug Administration issued an explicit warning to the public that complications associated with surgical mesh used for prolapse repair (POP) and incontinence (SUI) are NOT rare! That was the starting point for the litigation you see today and thousands of lawsuits have been filed by women whose lives have been altered, some permanently, by the use of this petroleum-based product.

Dr. Greg Vigna, MD, JDu Mesh News Desk, February 13, 2019 ~ Editorial by Dr. Greg Vigna, MD, JD Boston Scientific Corporation is marching down a dangerous course for women as it is complying with the FDA 522 orders related to transvaginal mesh (TVM) devices used for the [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:27:57+00:00February 13th, 2019|Op-Ed|0 Comments

The Road to FDA Approval for Pelvic Organ Mesh

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 13, 2019 ~ The panel agreed more information is needed of a long-term nature before outstanding questions are answered about the safety of mesh used for pelvic organ support. Meanwhile, three POP meshes remain on the market with manufacturers hoping to clear this regulatory [...]

By |2019-02-17T13:56:00+00:00February 13th, 2019|Sticky|7 Comments

FDA Meets on POP Pelvic Mesh, Final Day to Submit Comments

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 11, 2019 ~ Today, February 11th, is the last day to submit comments to the Federal Register as the FDA convenes its Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices panel Tuesday to decide the future of transvaginal pelvic mesh used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP).  Industry and the [...]

By |2019-02-13T15:25:59+00:00February 11th, 2019|News|5 Comments

Judge Gives Green Light to Millions to Lawyers in Pelvic Mesh Litigation

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 5, 2019 ~ The judge overseeing more than 100-thousand pelvic mesh product liability lawsuits addressed the looming question of whether or not lawyers involved in the cases could collect upward of $550 million in fees and expenses in the mesh litigation. On Wednesday, January [...]

By |2019-02-11T17:25:59+00:00February 6th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|44 Comments

**Latest News * Emmet Mesh Case – $41 Million Jury Verdict! Meshes are Defective!

from Women of Influence, 2018 Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 31, 2019 – Emmet Awarded $41 Million by Philadelphia Jury Over Mesh injuries Ethicon has been slammed with $41 million verdict in a Philadelphia product liability case over three of its popular pelvic meshes. The jury agreed [...]

By |2019-02-06T11:03:35+00:00January 31st, 2019|News|19 Comments

Vulvodynia: A Symptom Not a Disease

Sponsored Press Release, January 28, 2019 ~ Vulvar pain beginning after implantation of a TVM device should never be diagnosed as vulvodynia because every device has the potential to cause chronic pain. SANTA BARBARA, CA, UNITED STATES, January 28, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The International Society for the Study of Vulvar [...]

By |2019-01-30T17:10:39+00:00January 30th, 2019|Medical News|3 Comments

Bard Hernia Cases Moving Forward, Trials in 2020

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 30, 2019~ Bard Hernia Cases Moving Forward, Using the lessons of TVM. Bard MDL 2846 (2:18-md-02846) has formed in the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, and is reported to be user-friendly for the law firms involved in this multidistrict litigation (MDL). These product liability [...]

By |2019-01-30T16:25:31+00:00January 30th, 2019|Legal News|0 Comments

Prolift Trial Moves into Closing Arguments

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 30, 2019 - Emmet Closing Arguments The trial of Suzanne Emmet moves into closing arguments today in a Philadelphia courtroom after a lengthy trial that began before the holidays. *Please note, Emmet is spelled both ways in filed documents, with one "t" or two. [...]

By |2019-02-03T21:11:31+00:00January 30th, 2019|News|1 Comment

BBC Reports on Influential Mesh Doctor and the Conflicts He Failed to Disclose

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 27, 2019~ The BBC reports on a doctor who blew the whistle on an influential Scottish gynecologist for failing to disclose financial conflicts of interest.   This story comes from Lucy Adams, a BBC Scotland reporter. She profiled Aberdeen University’s Professor Mohamed Abdel-fattah who, seven [...]

By |2019-01-28T10:27:01+00:00January 27th, 2019|Media Reports|1 Comment

AUGS Letter Revealed, Keep Slings Alive

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 21, 2019~In an effort to keep alive the mid-urethral sling (MUS) as an option for women experiencing incontinence, a medical society has written a letter to oppose the upcoming trial of Washington State v. Ethicon.   Mesh News Desk now has the letter.    Subscribers [...]

By |2019-01-30T12:54:44+00:00January 21st, 2019|News|14 Comments