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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.

AMS Exec Wants Incontinence Devices Back on the Market

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 18, 2018 ~ Product liability lawsuits were filed against American Medical Systems in Multidistrict litigation (MDL)  as early as 2012 when the MDL was created in Charleston, West Virginia.  To date, there are 21,178 cases naming AMS filed there listing 19,524 as closed.  That's because Read more

By | 2018-06-18T13:48:15+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Featured|8 Comments

Martinez v Boston Scientific Plaintiff Opens

Jim Waldenberger, Kline Specter Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 12, 2018 ~ During the opening arguments, an attorney for Ms. Martinez says the company knew its products would cause the pain suffered by Ms. Martinez. Jim Waldenberger of Kline Specter, one of two attorneys representing Ana and Read more

By | 2018-06-18T15:46:47+00:00 June 12th, 2018|News|3 Comments

Martinez Trial Underway – The FDA Debate

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 11, 2018 ~ The following story is retrieved from the first full day of the Ana Martinez v Boston Scientific trial being heard in Massachusetts Superior Court in Woburn, Mass. The judge's instruction to the jurors began during day 4, on May 30, 2018, Read more

By | 2018-06-12T11:31:33+00:00 June 11th, 2018|News|5 Comments

Mesh News Desk – First Webinar Report

THE FIRST WEBINAR- June 8, 2018 – Many questions came into the first webinar conducted by Mesh Medical Device News Desk (MND) and Monheit Marketing this past Wednesday.  (Monheit advertises and markets MND). Questions concerned the multidistrict litigation (MDL) and the bellwether pelvic mesh trials that were supposed to set values Read more

By | 2018-07-08T16:07:09+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Featured|1 Comment

Transvaginal and Hernia Mesh Still Used Today – What You Should Ask?

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 5, 2018 ~ Your editor of Mesh News Desk is hearing from newly mesh-implanted women who are being told the same thing. (Talking points carefully crafted by public relations professionals?)  That is - this is a "New Mesh"  not the same mesh you've heard  Read more

By | 2018-06-06T14:11:18+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Op-Ed|5 Comments

Martinez Mesh Trial – What Jurors Will and Won’t Hear

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 2, 2018 ~ The jury trial of Ana Martinz v Boston Scientific got underway May 31st in Middlesex County trial court in Woburn, Massachusetts, before Judge Thomas P. Billings. Case No. 1281CV03081. Days before the trial got underway, the judge in this trial court Read more

By | 2018-06-11T14:32:59+00:00 June 2nd, 2018|News|6 Comments

Martinez v Boston Scientific Pelvic Mesh Trial Underway

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 29, 2018~ While product liability trials against mesh manufacturers are few and far between, the latest action, Martinez v. Boston Scientific,  began this week in Middlesex Co. Massachusetts. The venue is correct - Boston Scientific, one of the top pelvic and hernia mesh manufacturers Read more

By | 2018-06-02T15:27:41+00:00 May 29th, 2018|News|2 Comments

Philadelphia Gets Green Light as Venue for J&J Pelvic Mesh Cases

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 23, 2018 ~ For some plaintiffs, it can make all of the difference where their case is litigated. Some courts and judges are known to be more friendly to injured plaintiffs. If you are a defendant, Big Insurance, Big Asbestos, Big Tobacco - you call Read more

By | 2018-06-02T15:27:58+00:00 May 23rd, 2018|Legal News|7 Comments

100,000 Women 60 Minutes on Mesh Mess!!!

Akre and Pelley, 60 Minutes, November 15, 2017 Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 10, 2018~ Mesh News Desk is announcing that a story that's been in production concerning the transvaginal mesh debacle will finally air this Sunday, May 13, 2018 on 60 Minutes, the premier news magazine Read more

By | 2018-06-12T11:55:27+00:00 May 22nd, 2018|Mesh Reading Room Resource|37 Comments

Ask Questions, Seek Answers in Upcoming Mesh Webinar

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 21, 2018 ~ On June 6th, the first Mesh Webinar will be conducted from 5 to 7 pm EST.   Sign up Here.  Mesh litigation, polypropylene, multidistrict litigation, individual cases and settlement dollars, state court vs. MDL, what is a fair settlement?  These are just some Read more

By | 2018-05-23T11:56:35+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Mesh Reading Room Resource|8 Comments