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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.

Divvying the Dollars- Common Benefit Firm Winners and Objectors

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 23, 2019~ While more than $7 billion has gone to settle pelvic mesh cases, some law firms believe their contributions to the common benefit that all litigators share in this MDL, are being undercut.  Two of the most prolific pelvic mesh litigation firms are [...]

By |2019-04-02T17:27:41-04:00March 23rd, 2019|News|1 Comment

Mesh Surgery- What is a Qualifying Procedure? 

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 13, 2019~ For those women with a "Mesh in Place" that is no revision, there is a way to stay in the pelvic mesh litigation. What is a Qualifying Procedure?  Last year, a federal judge overseeing the multidistrict pelvic litigation mesh moved to dismiss [...]

By |2019-04-04T14:10:45-04:00March 13th, 2019|Medical News|12 Comments

One Week from Hernia Surgery to Swimming in Hawaii!

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 4, 2019 ~ Vladae Roytapel is known as the, Russian Dog Wizard, from Newport Beach, California. Voted Best Dog Training Company in 2015, 2015 and 2017 by City Voter, his business is SoCal Dog Training Inc. He is originally from Baku, Azerbaijan, the former [...]

By |2019-03-14T13:26:49-04:00March 4th, 2019|News|1 Comment

Common Benefit Fee 5% – Did You Pay It?

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 22, 2019 ~ Have you received a pelvic mesh settlement? Are you about to? Please understand there is a fee involved that you may not have to fully pay.   Common Benefit Fee (CBF) A lawyer recently told me: “I wanted to make sure that you [...]

By |2019-03-21T12:42:21-04:00February 22nd, 2019|Featured|25 Comments

FDA Should Not Approve Boston Scientific 522 Studies for Pelvic Mesh

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 |2019-02-22T15:13:08-04:00February 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 |2019-02-25T11:22:24-04:00February 13th, 2019|FDA News|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 |2019-02-22T15:08:19-04:00February 11th, 2019|FDA News|5 Comments

Judge Gives Green Light of 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 |2019-03-23T01:57:47-04:00February 6th, 2019|News, Uncategorized|50 Comments