What we do know is that mesh trials are heating up around the country. Mesh News Desk will try to keep up with all of the goings on whether in federal court or various state courts. Please let me know if I miss one.
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2014 should be a very interesting year and a make or break situation for plaintiffs and defendants. Both sides are steaming ahead, both with victory as the goal, but for mesh-injured women and their devastated families, regaining their health would be the supreme prize.
That of course takes funding to find the right surgeon who is experienced in mesh removal if that is warranted. And that takes a courtroom victory. 2014 should be very telling in that regard so stay tuned please.
Your editor has recently been doing some thinking about plaintiffs and their cases which are in the public domain. Generally the rule of journalists is to err on the side of public disclosure but I’ve been thinking about that, especially after getting a reprimand from one woman who I have immense respect for. Just because we can name names doesn’t mean we have to. So I think in the future, unless someone doesn’t mind, such as for a Patient Profile, I will just use initials. No one’s personal medical condition needs to go public if they don’t desire publicity. I apologize for anyone who has been further traumatized by these transparencies. You are still able to look at transcripts with a Pacer account for those of you who are court watchers. Any feedback on this thinking would be greatly appreciated! ~ Stay well or keep trying to get there!! ~ Your editor, Jane Akre
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