Pelvic Mesh 101: Mesh Basics – Still on the Market

Mesh News Desk, July 25, 2018 ~  This story originally ran in March of 2016 but after a conversation today with someone familiar with medical devices, I was surprised to find she thinks many of the problematic mesh is off the market! This is not true. Image: Desara Sling by Read more

By | 2018-10-24T11:34:51+00:00 July 30th, 2018|Op-Ed|7 Comments

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

Letter to Insurance Carriers Over Mesh Mess

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 2, 2018~ Many readers were led to their first mesh implant by an insurance provider. It was the preferred method to have a 20-minute procedure during which a mesh was implanted rather than have a more extensive bladder tack or a hernia surgery using Read more

By | 2018-05-07T16:49:05+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Op-Ed|4 Comments

Mesh Past and Present

Prolift, from Sumsuro, Japan Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 7, 2018 ~ So the MDL (multidistrict litigation) was established by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation in Miami January 2012.   Today there are more than 104,000 defective product, also known as product liability cases filed in the MDL Read more

By | 2018-01-07T22:35:58+00:00 January 7th, 2018|Op-Ed, Uncategorized|2 Comments

Docs Still Support Mid-Urethral Slings

Grimm fairy tale, 1852, Snow White, WikiCommons Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 22, 2017 ~ Many doctors cling to the assessment of their medical societies that mid-urethral slings, also known as polypropylene "tape" or "hammocks," are the Gold Standard for the treatment of incontinence.   The only Read more

By | 2017-09-22T17:14:04+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Op-Ed|10 Comments

Informed Consent – What We Are Learning

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 18, 2017 ~ What are we learning about Informed Consent?  Almost all medical bodies agree informed consent, sharing information about pros and cons of a procedure to educate a patient, is important!   But what is informed consent when it comes to pelvic and Read more

By | 2017-08-19T15:00:52+00:00 August 19th, 2017|Op-Ed|10 Comments

Opinion: Why the US Can’t Get its Mesh Message Out

Still Standing graphic Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 26, 2017 - The following is one woman's opinion on why the US is not having the same outcome in getting out its mesh message to the media.  What she doesn't mention is that law firms representing the injured Read more

By | 2017-07-26T13:57:56+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Op-Ed|10 Comments

Your Turn – Traumatic Evil, Pocket Change of Tyrants

Pain by Jade R Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 20, 2017 ~ The following essay was written by a mesh-injured woman. She is looking forward to an upcoming trip where she will sit on a beach and contemplate her present and her future. These words represent her Read more

By | 2017-03-21T13:41:15+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Op-Ed|25 Comments

Caldera Transvaginal Mesh Update: Individuals Treated Unfairly for No Reason Grounded in Rationality or Fairness

Image from The Guardian Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 14, 2017~  This writer, implanted with Caldera Medical's transvaginal mesh, is one of 4,000 facing litigation against Caldera which has yet to offer a rational settlement, she says in this Op-Ed. She wishes to remain anonymous because she Read more

By | 2017-01-20T03:50:42+00:00 January 14th, 2017|Op-Ed|14 Comments

Just Beginning Your Mesh Journey? A Suggested Roadmap

Trial by Jury Chaos in the Courtroom Gilbert and Sullivan, WikiCommons Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 14, 2016 ~ Mesh News Desk and its editor take calls around the clock from people who are desperately searching for a law firm or a doctor. They are just beginning Read more

By | 2016-12-05T05:27:21+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Op-Ed|12 Comments