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Alert: Polypropylene Male Sling Showing Problems

AMS Advance Sling System Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 18, 2018 ~ Besides transvaginal and hernia mesh, a number of other implantable medical devices for the pelvic region are also showing similar complication rates, including the implantable male sling.   Polypropylene.  It is the cheap commercial plastic polymer Read more

By | 2018-07-24T22:13:15+00:00 July 18th, 2018|Featured|3 Comments

30 Months is Up! POP Mesh is Officially High Risk, Too Late for Many

Prolift for POP repair Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 10, 2018 ~ Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) polypropylene mesh, that has injured so many, has just suffered another blow. After an initial announcement and a 30 month waiting period, finally this month, the FDA has officially reclassified POP Read more

By | 2018-10-22T17:32:39+00:00 July 10th, 2018|FDA News|7 Comments

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

Has AMS Paid All Transvaginal Mesh Claims?

Image from the Guardian Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 27, 2017 ~ American Medical Systems/ Endo International says they are settling NO MORE CLAIMS, reports "Samantha" after a conversation with the national settlement firm. Samantha has vigorously pursued AMS for its patented surgical tools used in the Read more

By | 2017-03-28T13:22:47+00:00 March 27th, 2017|News|15 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

One Woman Facing AMS Legal Setback After TVT-O Injury

Suzanne and her pups Mesh Medical Device News Desk, February 13, 2017~ The following is written by a mesh-injured woman.  Since she is involved in transvaginal mesh litigation, and represented by legal counsel. She does not want to be named. Instead, we will call her Suzanne.  Suzanne was implanted Read more

By | 2017-02-21T20:07:16+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Your Turn|28 Comments

Judge Approves $12 Million Settlement in Caldera Transvaginal Mesh Claims

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 31, 2017 ~ On Monday, Caldera Medical received final approval of its proposed settlement to end all of its pelvic mesh litigation. Those women who claim permanent injuries from Caldera transvaginal mesh, will receive the smallest settlement dollars among all seven manufacturers, under $5,000.  Read more

By | 2017-02-01T10:56:37+00:00 January 31st, 2017|News|18 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

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