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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.

Coloplast Mesh and Med Device Maker Exploring Sale

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 23,2019~  Coloplast had nearly 3,000 pelvic mesh cases filed in federal court in West Virginia and had recent disappointing news about its remaining mesh on the market.   The doors appear to be closing on its  urology division.  Coloplast Exploring Sale It has not been [...]

By |2019-06-24T00:03:42-04:00June 24th, 2019|Featured|0 Comments

Lawsuit Alleges Houston Law Firms Defrauded Thousands in Pelvic Mesh Litigation

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 21, 2019 ~ This is the second lawsuit filed against law firms involved in pelvic mesh cases who warehoused thousands of cases and ran them through the settlement mill. The two Houston firms could lose hundreds of millions in fees they gained in the [...]

By |2019-07-10T16:27:33-04:00June 21st, 2019|News|82 Comments

Six Law Firms Sued for Malpractice in New Jersey Pelvic Mesh litigation

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 11, 2019 ~ The Mazie Slater law firm of Roseland, New Jersey has filed a class action that could retrieve $15 million in allegedly excess fees and expenses charged by six law firms in pelvic mesh litigation. A 27-page lawsuit filed Monday in Superior [...]

By |2019-06-21T22:57:16-04:00June 11th, 2019|News|64 Comments

Dunfee Pelvic Mesh Trial Will be 11th for Philadelphia Firm

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 11, 2019~ The pelvic mesh trial of Linda Dunfee got underway last week in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, which has been a very favorable venue for the mesh-injured community.  This is the 11th pelvic mesh trial naming Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson) as [...]

By |2019-06-12T12:30:11-04:00June 11th, 2019|Legal News|4 Comments

Pelvic Mesh Treatments – Russian Roulette

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 10, 2019 ~ Writer, mesh-injured activist, and author,  Nancy Gretzinger  contributes this story about her experience not only with pelvic mesh but the "treatment" that everyone should be aware of (PS- her doctor wasn't). Announcing Mesh Retreat!!** Nancy G is one organizer of a [...]

By |2019-06-23T23:01:12-04:00June 10th, 2019|Mesh Reading Room Resource|4 Comments

Doctor Plans Vigorous Defense in First Pelvic Mesh Indictment

Dr. Christopher Walker, UroGyn Specialists Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 3, 2019 ~ Dr. Christopher Walker has been arrested and charged with luring women into pelvic mesh removal surgeries that may not have been necessary after contracting with a middleman. His defenders say this is ridiculous. Dr. [...]

By |2019-06-10T17:03:15-04:00June 3rd, 2019|News|12 Comments

MN Star Tribune: Mesh Devices Wreck Lives

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 3, 2019 ~ The Minneapolis Star Tribune has just reported on the Mesh Mess. Jim Spencer reports that women are told one thing that's not true- that the mesh used today is "new" mesh! It's all polypropylene.    Mesh News Desk helped with this [...]

By |2019-06-03T16:11:14-04:00June 3rd, 2019|Media Reports|2 Comments

Hernia Mesh Secrets: Bruce Rosenberg Advises First Time Hernia Repair Patient

Bruce Rosenberg, patient advocate Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 23, 2019, by Bruce Rosenberg ~ Bruce is a patient advocate who receives thousands of calls from patients seeking answers about their hernias. Rosenberg is a member of the American Hernia Society and attends their meetings, though he [...]

By |2019-06-11T15:09:29-04:00May 23rd, 2019|Your Turn|0 Comments

The Lancet on Makers Told to Stop Selling POP Mesh

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 22, 2019 ~ The Lancet is one of the oldest medical journals in the world. Ed Holt writes for The Lancet about last month's FDA decision to halt the sales of any POP mesh due to concerns about safety and efficacy.  It is the [...]

By |2019-05-22T15:25:39-04:00May 22nd, 2019|Media Reports|0 Comments

Female Urinary Incontinence: Know the Non-Mesh Alternatives

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 15, 2019 ~ By Dr. Una Lee, MD, Virginia Mason Hospital and Medical Center, Bellevue, Washington State  February 7, 2019 by Virginia Mason Team Member 1 Comment Image: Dr. Una Lee, MD, urology, Virginia Mason  It is important for all women to be educated on how their [...]

By |2019-05-23T15:03:45-04:00May 15th, 2019|Medical News|6 Comments