March Madness: A New Tactic in Transvaginal Mesh Litigation

//March Madness: A New Tactic in Transvaginal Mesh Litigation

March Madness: A New Tactic in Transvaginal Mesh Litigation

mesh news desk logo 133    Welcome to Mesh News Desk (MND) everyone, aka Mesh Medical Device News Desk, your original source for news on the transvaginal mesh and increasingly hernia mesh front for nearly three years. There are now about 60,000 lawsuits filed in this country alone concerning transvaginal mesh injuries. MND continues to be shocked that the media has not made this front page news!

  THANK YOU – each and every one of you who contributed to MND to allow the recent trip to cover the Ethicon trial to happen. Without you all I couldn’t have justified the trip.  THANK YOU All so much!

   This website attempts to provide the latest information concerning the science of mesh, the FDA and regulation of medical devices and the litigation that is ongoing. I invite any industry or individual who would like to talk directly to the community to make use of the Mesh News Desk Wire to send your message to your targeted audience of mesh-injured at a fraction of the cost of other services. People would like to hear from you. In that regard, if you submit a comment to the site I will add you to the newsletter list. You can simply unsubscribe if you do not want to receive it. Thank you.

     For many of you waiting to have some resolution to your transvaginal mesh defective product litigation this year cannot go fast enough.  We already have one settlement offered in the American Medical Systems litigation for an unnamed number of people and the trials that will get underway this year should tell the rest of the story.  Meanwhile most of your suffer seeking some sort of resolution through your medical professionals. Some doctors are beginning to understand that they must educate themselves on the thousands of horrendous injuries; that this is not mass hysteria created by mass tort lawyers. To delay and deny treatment is the most cruel prescription a health care provider can give his or her patient. Everyday I still hear the stories from women who say doctors believe “it’s in your head.” Actually the pain is not in her head it’s in her body!  I’ve said it many times, we do not treat dogs this way.

   Doctors or health care professionals are always invited to submit columns to MND.

  The information contained on these pages is not intended to substitute for advice from your legal or medical professionals. Any advertisers be forewarned that a firewall exists between advertising and editorial content.  Advertising is welcome.  See the Sponsor page.   Donations are welcome as well to keep the doors opened.

  This site does not give away your email to anyone for any purpose. On rare occasions women ask to talk to a patient advocate so I will ask if I can share their email.  This site follows the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Code of Ethics and tries to minimize any harm to an individual.

       As always, Bruce Rosenberg is available to discuss your hernia injuries. Not a doctor or a lawyer, Bruce is hernia mesh-injured and has formed The National Meshoma Foundation. His purpose is education…please contact him for information and be patient because he is overwhelmed with the mesh-injured community.  954-701-5094.

Jane Akre, editor Mesh NewsDesk

Jane Akre, editor
Mesh NewsDesk

    As the only reporter at the recent Ethicon federal lawsuit in Charleston, West Virginia, I will be sharing what I learned this month. Expect to put your science hats on. The pictures are amazing too. Then there is the litigation with one trial in Texas scheduled for March. Stay tuned!

Stay well and stay in touch!

Jane Akre,

Editor, Mesh News Desk




By | 2014-03-02T21:37:17+00:00 March 2nd, 2014|Welcome|10 Comments

About the Author:

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.


  1. Annie March 2, 2014 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    Thank you Jane for all your hard work and updates. I look forward to reading everyday, it gives me hope that one day some one will be held accountable for the damage done to our bodies.

  2. Noreen Wideman March 3, 2014 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    Cannot express enough how your constant support and efforts to bring medical mesh injury to light to the masses is appreciated …… you are our very own media angel with rubies in her crown …..

  3. Dawn March 3, 2014 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    Jane, Where would we all be without you ??:( ” Our Mesh Angel”

  4. Aaron Leigh March 3, 2014 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    Jane, Jane she’s our Womane, if she can’t do it no body can (lame attempt at an online pep rally for you!). 🙂

  5. Mary pat March 4, 2014 at 1:33 am - Reply

    Jane, thank you. Your work is amazing! You are a blessing to us all.

  6. Richard Howden March 4, 2014 at 10:14 am - Reply

    I hope that when the public and the media finally ‘pick up’ what Jane has been doing for all the women with TVT that we can remember all the men and women who have been suffering after hernia mesh implants,too. Jane is on the fore front of disseminating the facts from fiction. And when, ‘suddenly’, the main stream media starts reporting about this epidemic of Mesh related problems, I hope to see Jane and Bruce being interviewed. And I hope that they receive the accolades and acknowledgments they deserve for the efforts they have given for all of us that have and are suffering from Mesh. Pulitzer, maybe? I should hope so. No one is reporting about this as Jane has. No one has been helping Mesh victims as Bruce is.

    • Jane Akre March 4, 2014 at 10:22 am - Reply

      Richard- You are doing a great job online with the hernia community disseminating information as well… Thank you for what you do!!!

  7. top_bard March 7, 2014 at 6:49 am - Reply

    Hi Jane

    Sincere thanks for your awesome determination and award winning reporting on adverse events.

    Do you have a breakdown of the pending 60,000 litigations in U.S.A by state.?

  8. bookworm1958 March 11, 2014 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    What is happening with the boston scientific bellwether trial that was supposed to start on March 10th? Im not finding any information at all about it.

  9. Ginger Wright March 20, 2014 at 12:17 am - Reply

    Thank you for the information. I sure hope that I can find some help through this website! I’ve had vaginal mesh since 2008 and still am suffering. I am looking for an attorney to face the surgeon who did this to me. Anyone have any ideas? I was in Florida

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