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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 1, 2017 ~ Welcome to Mesh Medical Device News Desk, your website for news and updates on pelvic and hernia mesh, its implications, complications and outcomes, both medically and legally.
If you are new to the mesh mess, welcome! Mesh News Desk (MND) aka MMDND has been covering this issue for more than five years now.
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As you may know, there were so many pelvic mesh cases that multidistrict litigation was formed (MDL) in January 2012 in Charleston, WV to handle all of the cases. There are now man more pelvic mesh cases filed in California and New Jersey. The numbers continue to expand as doctors continue to use transvaginal polypropylene (PP) mesh to treat incontinence and even for pelvic organ prolapse.
POP mesh has been reclassified as “high risk” so patients should understand even the Food and Drug Administration hesitates to recommend it as a first-line therapy.
If your doctor suggests a “hammock” or “tape” might be a good solution, understand that is PP “mesh” with upward of a 30% complication rate. Most women writing on these pages say it is the worst decision of their life. Admittedly, these are the patients who did not do well, others do okay, at least for time being. No one knows what the long-term consequences will be.
Know what questions to ask your doctor (here) and find out if he/she can harvest a “sling” from your own body.
As 2017 comes to a close many of you are waiting to hear about your settlements. Have you been offered one without a final number? Do you write checks and let the recipient fill in the amount? Please insist on knowing what your final settlement dollars will be. Know how to fire your attorney if need be (here). See which manufacturers are settling cases (here).
As of today – there are 104,749 product liability lawsuits filed in Judge Goodwin’s court alone. The MDL never imagined cases would swell to this number. More are added every month!
If you have hernia mesh, it is made of the same polypropylene and some law firms are starting to take these cases seriously. Stay tuned as MND plans more on the latest hernia mesh litigation efforts. Dr. Robert Bendavid graciously answers questions for MND readers. Write him here.
Lawyers are presently seeking clients who have complications from C-Qur hernia mesh as well as Physiomesh by Ethicon, but MND gets calls from people implanted with Prolite, UltraPro and Kugel who are also having problems. Perhaps it is the polypropylene(PP)?
Stay well and learn from each other. Lawyers – call your clients and or run a PR release through Mesh News Desk so many could have the benefit of seeing it at the same time. How’s that for a win-win!
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Stay well friends,
Jane Akre, Editor