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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.

Women Suffer Depression and Self-Harm from Mesh Implants, Study Finds

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 16, 2019 ~ It may not come as a surprise to the many readers of Mesh News Desk (MND) who have been implanted with a polypropylene surgical mesh to treat incontinence and prolapse, but many women suffer complications and depression as a result. A [...]

By |2019-01-21T16:05:58+00:00January 16th, 2019|News|4 Comments

Rand Paul Chooses Shouldice Clinic for Hernia Repair!

Mesh News Desk, January 14, 2019 ~ He is not only a member of Congress but a medical doctor. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is reportedly having his upcoming hernia surgery performed in Canada at the renowned Shouldice Clinic! Mr. Paul could have his surgery anywhere in the world.  As a [...]

By |2019-01-15T10:46:36+00:00January 14th, 2019|Featured|7 Comments

Mesh and Catastrophic Injuries Moving Forward

Dr. Greg Vigna, MD, JD Dr. Greg Vigna, MD, JD, is a doctor and a lawyer and has been involved with mesh-related complications since 2013.  His focus is on pudendal and obturator neuralgia and complex regional pain syndrome. These are considered catastrophic injuries related to the placement of [...]

By |2019-01-30T12:57:40+00:00January 7th, 2019|Medical News|3 Comments

Dr. Shirin Towfigh – Hernia Mesh and Why We Remove It

Dr. Shirin Towfigh Mesh News Desk is preparing a series of stories on hernia mesh as litigation begins to focus on this polypropylene medical device. It is the same material that has been made into pelvic mesh and caused hundreds of thousands of complications worldwide. Complications are similar [...]

By |2019-01-16T14:44:47+00:00January 3rd, 2019|News|5 Comments

Chronic Pelvic Pain Protocol

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 18, 2018 ~ This YouTube video is produced by Dr. Greg Vigna and Dr. Michael Hibner concerning the treatment of pudendal neuralgia, or nerve pain following a synthetic vaginal mesh or sling implant.  Pudendal neuralgia (PN) is associated with the use of a trans-obturator [...]

By |2019-01-16T13:32:05+00:00December 19th, 2018|Medical News|10 Comments

Emmett Prolift, TOT Mesh Trial in Philadelphia Adjourns Until January

After a lengthy jury selection, the case of Suzanne M. Emmett from Lancaster Pennsylvania finally got underway December 3rd. The case blames Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon medical device division for making a defective device that injured Ms. Emmett. **UPDATE*  After seven days the case adjourned to be reconvened [...]

By |2018-12-14T12:44:39+00:00December 11th, 2018|Legal News|1 Comment

Exiting the MDL – Arizona Woman Files TVM Case in State Court

A woman who was significantly injured by the Solyx Transvaginal Mesh Sling has accused the sling manufacturer, Boston Scientific Corporation, of failing to warn about severe neurological injuries caused by the defective device. Dr. Greg Vigna, MD, JD  The lawsuit was filed by Jamie H., a woman who was living [...]

By |2019-01-07T14:30:47+00:00December 11th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Fed Up? Want to talk To MDL Panel? Here’s How!

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 4, 2018~  As regular readers of Mesh News Desk understand, and as you've experienced in your own litigation,  lawyers representing the injured have, in many cases, ended up with more money than the injured!   This is all too common an occurrence. Ultimately, you will [...]

By |2019-01-07T14:48:32+00:00December 4th, 2018|Legal News|15 Comments

Philadelphia Firm Asks Judge Goodwin to Deny Paying MDL Lawyers Millions in Fees and Expenses

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 3, 2018 ~ It had to happen.  The hundreds of millions of dollars resulting from the 5% common benefit fund, paid by injured plaintiffs, must be distributed to pelvic mesh litigation lawyers. But how?  One firm says pay half of the fund back to [...]

By |2019-02-06T00:25:50+00:00December 3rd, 2018|News|80 Comments