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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.

Pelvic Mesh Remains on the Market Despite FDA Decision!

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 17, 2019 ~ Mesh News Desk is trying to clear up some of the confusion concerning Tuesday's FDA decision about POP mesh applications to market denied!   There is a lot of confusion about the Tuesday announcement by the FDA to stop the sale of [...]

By |2019-04-17T15:03:36-04:00April 17th, 2019|FDA News|7 Comments

* Latest News * FDA Orders Mesh Makers to Stop Selling Prolapse Pelvic Mesh!

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 16, 2019~ Even though the Food and Drug Administration began taking in mesh-related complaints in the early 2000's and noted problems with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) mesh, it has taken until today to finally remove it from the market! The U.S. Food and Drug [...]

By |2019-04-20T22:37:20-04:00April 16th, 2019|Sticky|18 Comments

Hernia Mesh Secrets: Bruce Rosenberg Answers Hernia Patient Questions After Complications

Bruce Rosenberg, patient advocate Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 16, 2019 ~ Bruce Rosenberg is a patient advocate an  hernia mesh injured patient. See his Mesh News Desk profile here. Bruce has a very interesting story and, not unlike many hernia mesh patients, he went from doctor [...]

By |2019-04-16T12:29:05-04:00April 16th, 2019|Your Turn|0 Comments

Washington State AG Heading to Trial with Johnson & Johnson

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 15, 2019 ~  Charging violations of its consumer protection laws, Washington State's trial is set to begin in one week.  California's case will be heard in July.  The healthcare giant is on the hook for millions of dollars in consumer injuries.  A trial is [...]

By |2019-04-16T22:34:32-04:00April 15th, 2019|Legal News|5 Comments

H.R. 2164- Fighting for Your Right to Take Defective Medical Devices to Court

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 12, 2019 ~ H.R. 2164 would restore an Americans right to take a defective medical device maker to trial and receive compensation. Under current law, if a device is Class III, you have lost that right. This group wants to change that and they [...]

By |2019-04-17T17:36:06-04:00April 12th, 2019|Featured|0 Comments

Neurological Injuries: Path More Certain

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 12, 2019 ~ Neurological Injuries: Path More Certain.  Sponsored Content. Dr. Greg Vigna, JD, talks about his continued focus on pelvic mesh injuries with a neurological or nerve injury component.   Since the Vaginal Mesh Multidistrict Litigation in West Virginia closed to new cases in [...]

By |2019-04-12T12:51:40-04:00April 12th, 2019|Op-Ed|0 Comments

Garrard Swings Back to MDL Critics in Pelvic Mesh Litigation

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 8, 2019 ~ With so much money at stake, the accusations are flying among lawyers trying to divvy the hundreds of millions of dollars in pelvic mesh costs and fees. Garrard Responds to the Four MDL Fee Objectors  In a 77-page response to be [...]

By |2019-04-15T16:52:15-04:00April 8th, 2019|News|7 Comments

Pennsylvania Will Accept Out-of-State Mesh Cases

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 4, 2019 ~ Mesh maker, Ethicon has been trying to keep pelvic mesh trials out of Philadelphia, a favorable venue for plaintiffs. So far the Philadelphia Court of Common Please has yielded $146 million in verdicts for [...]

By |2019-04-04T23:50:59-04:00April 4th, 2019|Media Reports|1 Comment

Still Time to Participate in MDL Satisfaction Survey for Pelvic Mesh Plaintiffs

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 4, 2019- It is not too late to participate in a survey and confidentially share your thoughts on how the multidistrict litigation (MDL) has been working for you.  More than 104,000 pelvic mesh cases were consolidated in one court in Charleston, West Virginia to [...]

By |2019-04-16T13:52:38-04:00April 4th, 2019|Mesh Reading Room Resource|4 Comments

Slater Comes Out Swinging in Pelvic Mesh Fee Allocation

Adam Slater, Mazie Slater Katz Freeman Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 29, 2019 ~ Pelvic mesh manufacturers, who have overwhelmingly lost at trial, must be secretly smiling at the dirty dealings now revealed as some transvaginal mesh attorneys hotly contest the half billion in attorney fee dollars [...]

By |2019-04-08T23:09:58-04:00April 1st, 2019|News|10 Comments