ProteGen – The First Mesh, a 20 Year History

Family Tree of Meshes, Littman Mesh News Desk, July 25, 2016 ~ ProteGen – The Grandmother Mesh Of the sixty or so pelvic meshes that were or currently are on the market in the United States you may not have heard of the ProteGen mesh, a model designed and manufactured Read more

By | 2017-09-15T23:33:00+00:00 October 3rd, 2016|FDA News|11 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

Boston Scientific Opening Arguments in Mass. Court

Judge Diane M. Kottmyer Today was Day One for opening arguments in the trial of Diane Albright v. Boston Scientific being heard in Middlesex Co. Superior Court in Woburn, Massachusetts.  It appears to be the first product liability trial against Boston Scientific, maker of transvaginal mesh.  The case Read more

By | 2014-07-09T16:48:10+00:00 July 9th, 2014|Legal News|50 Comments

Welcome to MDND

June 1, 2013 ~ Welcome.  I’m Jane Akre, the Editor of MDND. We are now entering our second year of publishing and unfortunately the mesh-injured community is only growing.  At last count there were nearly 22,000 cases consolidated in one federal court in West Virginia and that does not take Read more

By | 2013-05-30T11:45:59+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Welcome|1 Comment

Sound Medical Devices Act- Dems Want FDA to Block Approvals When Similar Device is Recalled

  February 1, 2012 ~ Bloomberg reports on a bill  introduced this week that would put the brakes on the approval of a medical device that claims to be similar to another approved device that's been recalled or found to be defective. The bill was introduced by Democratic Read more

By | 2012-02-02T18:24:49+00:00 February 2nd, 2012|Legal News|0 Comments

FDA Orders Manufacturers to Study Mesh Complications

Prolene mesh JANUARY 4, 2012 ~ Bloomberg reports that the Food and Drug Administration's division that oversees medical devices has ordered surgical mesh manufacturers to study how often synthetic mesh harms women by causing infection and organ damage. (story is here) The order follows an FDA report last Read more

By | 2012-01-05T22:04:04+00:00 January 5th, 2012|Media Reports|9 Comments

Mesh-Injured Patient Researches ProteGen Mesh Predicate

Suzanne McClain Editors Note* – I first interviewed Suzanne McClain, 45,  in March 2009 and she became part of the series of reports for . She is not just a mesh-injured woman but  has spent hours digging into the FDA’s files to research the predicates for the devices Read more

By | 2018-07-10T15:04:15+00:00 November 18th, 2011|Op-Ed|4 Comments