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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.

West Virginia Becomes 5th State to Sue J&J Over Pelvic Mesh Marketing

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 20, 2019 ~  With the potential for every state to file suit against J&J over violating consumer protection laws, this latest one is from the Attorney General's office in West Virginia. It accuses the healthcare giant of deceiving residents of the state by fraudulently [...]

By |2019-10-07T16:50:42-05:00September 20th, 2019|Featured|33 Comments

California AG’s J&J Deceptive Mesh Marketing Trial Continues

Ethicon ad 2019 Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 13, 2019 ~ After a  two-week break, the state of California will resume its defective marketing case against healthcare giant, Johnson & Johnson. This is the second state to take J&J to trial over a trail of mesh-related injuries [...]

By |2019-10-07T17:14:23-05:00September 13th, 2019|Uncategorized|1 Comment

J&J Loses Final Appeal of Beltz Pelvic Mesh Case and $2.43 Million

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 27, 2019 ~ Johnson & Johnson loses its latest appeal of the Sharon Beltz case, heard in 2017 in Philadelphia.  This makes it the  9th loss for the healthcare giant in this particular venue. More trials are [...]

By |2019-09-13T21:00:51-05:00August 27th, 2019|Legal News|1 Comment

Shining Light in Dark Places of the Pelvic Mesh MDL

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 20, 2019 ~ Attorney Ben Anderson is the latest to request an appellate court review how millions of dollars are set to be distributed to law firms involved in the pelvic mesh MDL, even though some firms on the receiving end of the most [...]

By |2019-09-17T15:20:06-05:00August 21st, 2019|News|59 Comments

What to Ask Your Doctor if he Suggests Pelvic Surgery

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 17, 2019 ~ Monique Sanders is a prolapse expert who turned to natural remedies to resolve her own problems. She advises others on what to ask a doctor if he says you need surgery, whether with mesh or not.  Image: Monique Sanders,  Prolapse Natural [...]

By |2019-08-21T00:36:16-05:00August 17th, 2019|Your Turn|0 Comments

Addressing Prolapse With the Whole Woman

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 15, 2019 – You are not the patient, you are the physician, is the mantra of an education program that believes we are not trained to listen to our own body and take on our own healing. Whole Woman® attempts to do just that [...]

By |2019-09-24T15:34:03-05:00August 17th, 2019|Mesh Reading Room Resource|8 Comments

Doctors Could Be Held Responsible for Mesh Implants Gone Wrong

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 6, 2019 ~ If one legal team is any indication, doctors who implant polypropylene mesh to treat incontinence, could be brought to court on medical malpractice charges.  The team is targeting doctors who implant TOT mesh (transobturator), known to cause some of the most [...]

By |2019-08-17T23:34:00-05:00August 6th, 2019|Legal News|28 Comments

Law Firm Pushes Back Against Legal Pelvic Mesh Malpractice Claim as Others Join

Protesters, Wharton Co Texas August 2, 2019 Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 4, 2019 ~ Another woman has joined four other plaintiffs in alleging legal malpractice by two large Houston law firms. Meanwhile Clark Love Hutson has fired back against the firm that's accusing it. On July [...]

By |2019-08-17T23:32:33-05:00August 5th, 2019|News|5 Comments

Newly Diagnosed with Incontinence? What You Should Ask to Avoid a Mesh Repair

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 22, 2019 ~  This is a story that is re-printed occasionally because there are newly diagnosed women with incontinence who are being told that a polypropylene mesh is their only answer to treat incontinence. Doctors are selling patients by easing their concerns, selling them [...]

By |2019-08-21T00:37:17-05:00July 22nd, 2019|Mesh Reading Room Resource|5 Comments

California AG Suit Over J&J Pelvic Mesh Injuries Begins Today

Calif. Attny. Gen. Becerra Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 15, 2019 ~ This is the second of four State Attorneys General suing Johnson & Johnson (J&J) over its pelvic mesh devices and the cost to the state. The first trial by Washington State ended just before trial [...]

By |2019-07-22T13:30:52-05:00July 15th, 2019|Featured|49 Comments