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How Cases Are Dismissed – Adams v. American Medical Systems

Clock, WikiCommons Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 28, 2017 ~ The following story underscores the importance  of  recognizing injury as soon as it happens and considering litigation. Many people are repelled by the idea of "going to court."   MND has heard multiple times, "I'm not that Read more

By | 2017-09-26T14:17:58+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Featured|24 Comments

Pain for Profit Alleges AMS and Reuters

Rep. Bob Goodlatte Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 20, 2017 ~ Women Undergo Pain for Profit?  Those are the allegations of Reuters writer, Alison Frankel who writes a column 'On the Case' for Reuters. Alison Frankel writes On the Case for for Reuters.  On March 13 she Read more

By | 2017-03-27T10:23:23+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Media Reports|14 Comments

Falling Through the Cracks – AMS Pelvic Mesh Woman Offered Little

WikiCommons, woman in Mexico, Adam Jones PhD Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 18, 2017 ~ The woman is 34 years old and lives in a southern state.  Because she is represented, she prefers to speak anonymously. Let's call her Karen. She was implanted with American Medical Systems Read more

By | 2017-03-20T10:37:42+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Your Turn|60 Comments

Reporters Resource on Covering Pelvic Mesh Issues

Mesh 101: The Basics For reporters looking for a way to get started on the transvaginal mesh story, here are some highlights to shortcut your research. This is not a lawyer-generated story!  There are real women suffering devastating injuries from the use of plastic mesh and it continues today! 100,000 Read more

By | 2017-09-15T23:22:02+00:00 June 21st, 2016|Mesh Reading Room Resource|27 Comments

AMS Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits Settled and Dismissed by the Hundreds

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 9, 2016 ~ Six hundred pelvic mesh lawsuits dismissed in one work week.  Unlike the snails pace of federal pelvic mesh litigation, Mesh News Desk has learned that over the last work week, 673 product liability lawsuits concerning pelvic mesh made by American Medical Systems Read more

By | 2016-06-11T19:29:25+00:00 June 9th, 2016|News|102 Comments

Hard Lessons Learned from Mesh Settlements

Jane Akre, editor MND Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 27, 2016~ The following is an Op-Ed written by your editor who has covered the pelvic mesh issues for more than five years.  I am not a doctor or a lawyer and am not providing any professional advice.  Read more

By | 2018-05-25T11:31:20+00:00 April 27th, 2016|Op-Ed|176 Comments

Endo Will Stop Making Pelvic Mesh and Close Women’s Health Division

March 2, 2016 ~ Facing billions in defective product lawsuits, Endo International will shut down its pelvic organ mesh unit, Astora Women’s Health, after a search for a buyer was unsuccessful. Based in Eden Prarie, Minnesota, Astora will close March 31 to “reduce the potential for product liability related to Read more

By | 2016-03-22T07:50:04+00:00 March 2nd, 2016|News|14 Comments

Project Censored: Promoting Media Literacy, Democracy and Pelvic Mesh News!

February 29, 2016 ~ Finally!   Some media coverage on the issue of pelvic mesh. In an in-depth conversation,  Micky Huff and Peter Phillips of Project Censored talked at length with your editor, Jane Akre about transvaginal mesh, the problems, the issues the failings of our FDA.   This interview Read more

By | 2016-02-29T22:43:44+00:00 February 29th, 2016|Media Reports|8 Comments

Settlement Dollars are Slow in Coming in Transvaginal Mesh Claims

MND, Nov. 5, 2015~ Your editor recently sat down at the Mass Torts Made Perfect session on multidistrict litigation (MDL) to hear the latest on the settlements purported to be in the works concerning transvaginal mesh. Attorney Henry Garrard told the crowd that four of five mesh manufacturers are in Read more

By | 2015-11-05T09:19:37+00:00 November 5th, 2015|News|56 Comments