Why We Are Here ~ To Put a Face on Adverse Events

//Why We Are Here ~ To Put a Face on Adverse Events

Why We Are Here ~ To Put a Face on Adverse Events

Faces of Adverse Events, thanks Jaye Lee

Faces of Adverse Events, thanks Jaye Lee

January 31, 2013 ~ Quite simply put the reason we are here at Mesh Medical Device News Desk (MDND) is to calculate the human toll of complications from the unregulated world of medical devices.

Most Americans do not understand that the vast majority of medical devices 75-90% approved in the U.S. bypass any safety and efficacy review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA). Because there is no post-market registry in the U.S. either, we hear about these “adverse eventsAFTER they occur from the mouths of those who are injured, many permanently. They and their families will never be the same. Some of these injuries are fatal.

Mesh patient, Jaye Lee tells the story simply with this wonder wall of mesh injured men and women. From both transvaginal, hernia an abdominal placement of polypropylene meshpetroleum-based byproduct –  here are the faces of “adverse events.”    That’s why we are here.

Thank you Jaye Lee!

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Jane Akre, Editor



By | 2013-01-31T19:19:02+00:00 January 31st, 2013|Welcome|4 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. Dawn brown February 4, 2013 at 11:23 pm - Reply

    Jaye lee did a fantastic job presenting the faces of all of us mesh sufferers. She is our ANGEL <3

  2. Linda Ammons April 10, 2013 at 8:48 am - Reply

    It wasn’t until recently that I found this site through Facebook. I, along with many others had the transvaginal mesh ‘installed’ in my body in Jan of 2006. I was told how ‘safe’ it was and asked many questions prior. The first signs of problems started less than 3 months later. for the next 18 months, MY LIFE WAS HELL, I saw quite a few doctors and was subjected to many surgeries. Since then other problems have occurred, and it wasn’t until this past year that I found a doctor who actually does understand and sympathizes with my issues. So it has been a very rough and tough 7 years so far. It’s good to know that there are others that understand what you have been through. I hired an attorney back in 08 and waiting like others to see what happens in the courts. I want answers, I want accountability for allowing some of these defective products to be used. I just want my life back, I want my husband back. I want this to end and see no end in site. Thanks for letting me air and share a little of my story.

    • Betty April 10, 2013 at 7:09 pm - Reply


      Our hearts go out to you too! It is totally unacceptable what has happened to us. There are so many of us that it is still unbelievable that these products are still being used. That they are being defended by Dr.’s who use them, by mesh companies that produce them and a government agency that has conflicts of interest and basically winks at the issues. I heard someone say (or write) that automobiles are safer than medical implants. That is so true!! I want my life back too. I am hoping that there will be changes, that these trials will not be in vain and that real justice will be seen. I want accountability too! So sorry you’ve been hurt so bad.

  3. christine April 11, 2013 at 5:29 am - Reply

    I would be very interested to hear from anyone that has ehlers danlos syndrome or any other genetic tissue disease that has had these implants. Also anyone who suffered with fever of unknown origin for years with possible elevated ace levels, pneumonias, granulomas, and may have experienced persistant torticollis? If we are warned to not mi rowave, bpil, or freeze that crap than what is is happening to it inside a body with a constant fever of 101 degrees and days of 104 degrees for several years? What is leaking into our bodies and what kinds of cancers are we going to develope. I am scared to death to find out!!

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