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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.

*Latest* Mesigian Prolift Pelvic Mesh Trial – $80 Million to Plaintiff!

Prolift, from Sumsuro, Japan Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 18, 2019 ~ Mesh Medical Device News Desk,  The pelvic mesh trial of  Patricia Mesigian began in early April. On Friday, more than one month later,  a Philadelphia jury awarded her $80.025 million as compensation for her Prolift [...]

By |2019-06-11T15:21:51-04:00May 9th, 2019|News|24 Comments

Is Your Pelvic Mesh Case Lingering? Are you On this Order?

Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 5, 2019 ~ In this latest order from Judge Goodwin, more than 3-thousand woman have been removed from the inactive docket in the pelvic mesh MDL and put on the active docket, ready for trial or settlement. This [...]

By |2019-05-09T14:41:13-04:00May 5th, 2019|Legal News|30 Comments

Multidistrict Litigation Basics: A Primer for Plaintiffs

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 1, 2019, by Elizabeth Chamblee Burch~ In recognition of World Mesh Awareness Day, I thought I’d write a longer post about the nuts and bolts of hiring an attorney and what should you expect if your case is part of a mass tort—e.g., if [...]

By |2019-05-09T14:41:50-04:00May 1st, 2019|Mesh Reading Room Resource|0 Comments

May 1 International Mesh Awareness Day

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 1, 2019 ~ May first is the Worldwide Mesh Awareness Day, a term coined by the Mesh Awareness Movement, though recognized internationally.   Unfortunately, polypropylene pelvic mesh injuries are shared internationally (hernia mesh as well) and various groups are recognizing the May first date and [...]

By |2019-05-05T15:55:16-04:00May 1st, 2019|News|2 Comments

The End Game – Pelvic Mesh Cases Pushed to Resolve or to Trial

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 26, 2019 ~ Is the end in sight for pelvic mesh litigation, at one time the largest consolidation of injury cases filed in one court?  The resolution of your case may depend on just how seriously you were injured but settlement or trial appears [...]

By |2019-05-02T14:27:26-04:00April 26th, 2019|News|60 Comments

Washington State Settles on Eve of Trial with J&J Over the Cost of Pelvic Mesh Injuries

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 23, 2019~ Trial was supposed to begin Monday morning as Washington State sued Johnson & Johnson over failing to warn women about pelvic mesh complications. At the eleventh hour it settled. Now three more states will take their turn in upcoming lawsuits against  J&J [...]

By |2019-04-26T18:26:36-04:00April 22nd, 2019|Legal News|13 Comments

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 |2019-06-01T17:52:23-04:00April 17th, 2019|FDA News|9 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 |2019-05-15T12:25:42-04:00April 16th, 2019|FDA News|23 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|4 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|6 Comments