All entries by this author

A Scottish Health Board Votes to Ban Transvaginal Mesh Implants

Jun 16th, 2014 | By
A Scottish Health Board Votes to Ban Transvaginal Mesh Implants

After an effective campaign where women spoke directly to a Scottish Parliamentary Committee, a Scottish Health Board has decided to ban the use of transvaginal mesh implants used as a treatment for pelvic organ prolapse. This is the first board to suspend the plastic mesh implants reports the Sunday Mail’s reporter Marion Scott here. The
[continue reading...]



Mesh Injuries Front Page News as Scottish Mesh Petitioners Meet With Parliament

Jun 3rd, 2014 | By
Mesh Injuries Front Page News as Scottish Mesh Petitioners Meet With Parliament

Today’s story from the BBC shows women in Scotland implanted with pelvic mesh are making front page news and making headway in their fight to raise awareness of pelvic mesh injuries. See the BBC story here. Tuesday, several mesh implant survivors gave “heartbreaking” evidence to the Scottish Parliament Committee. The Scottish Mesh Survivors campaign has
[continue reading...]



Open Letter to Doctors – A Serious Concern as Doctors Divide

Jun 3rd, 2014 | By
Open Letter to Doctors – A Serious Concern as Doctors Divide

Editorial- Jane Akre, MND – In July 2011 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Safety Communication that surgical mesh used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) carried more risks than benefits and was “of serious concern.”  See the notice here. Mesh erosion can “require multiple surgeries to repair and can be debilitating
[continue reading...]



June – Watching and Waiting for News of Mesh Settlements, Reclassification

Jun 2nd, 2014 | By

Tensions are beginning to get strained over the extremely long wait for justice for the mesh- injured. Welcome to Mesh News Desk aka MMDND your source for all news mesh-related. Much is happening at this time but much of it is behind the scenes.   Take for example, the recent announcement that Endo/AMS had decided to
[continue reading...]



Your Turn: Take a Mesh Buddy with You to a Dr. Appt

May 28th, 2014 | By
Your Turn: Take a Mesh Buddy with You to a Dr. Appt

This Mesh News Desk reader has an important point… do not go to a doctor’s appointment without a person who understands mesh complications and is on your side. Also check the doctor’s notes to make sure they match yours.  Thank you reader! Jane, One more thing I think this is important.  I know so many
[continue reading...]



AGs in 50 States – Investigate J&J for Mesh Injuries, Costs, Document Destruction

May 28th, 2014 | By
AGs in 50 States – Investigate J&J for Mesh Injuries, Costs, Document Destruction

Today Corporate Action Network launched what is planned to be the first of a 50 state campaign to urge the Attorneys General of all 50 states to investigate healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson for mesh-injuries and their related costs and the destruction of documents requested in litigation. There are presently at least 22,000 product liability
[continue reading...]



LEGAL THOUGHTS ON THE AMS TRANSVAGINAL MESH SETTLEMENT

May 22nd, 2014 | By
LEGAL THOUGHTS ON THE AMS TRANSVAGINAL MESH SETTLEMENT

SPONSORED CONTENT By Dan C. Bolton, Of Counsel, Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP                 Recently, Endo Pharmaceuticals announced that it had reached a settlement in principle with four law firms representing plaintiffs in the transvaginal mesh litigation pending before Judge Goodwin in federal district court in West Virginia (MDL 2325).  The Press Release issued by
[continue reading...]



*NEW* The Doctors: Risks of Mesh Implants for Bladder Control

May 21st, 2014 | By
*NEW* The Doctors: Risks of Mesh Implants for Bladder Control

“The one way I know how to describe it is “suicidal”  That’s  stabbed from the inside.” “There is nothing wrong with you its in year head, you might be crazy,” says the doctor. That’s the show “teaser for The Doctors, television show. It is not clear when this segment is running, though it appears May
[continue reading...]



Open Letter to Insurers Concerning Mesh Injuries

May 19th, 2014 | By
Open Letter to Insurers Concerning Mesh Injuries

Often readers of Mesh News Desk find it impossible to have their insurance companies understand the importance  of having a referral to a mesh specialist, not just your corner gynecologist who may or may not understand the crisis that is currently underway.   As there is more and more awakening to mesh dangers and dcomplications,
[continue reading...]



Three Lawsuits Alleging J&J Mesh Injuries Quietly Settle in Missouri

May 13th, 2014 | By
Three Lawsuits Alleging J&J Mesh Injuries Quietly Settle in Missouri

While details of the settlement have not been made public, Mesh News Desk has learned that three cases naming a specific implanting physician, Christopher H. Robert M.D. All three cases were filed in a Joplin, Missouri state court and all three have been settled by Johnson & Johnson, which had previously vowed to fight each
[continue reading...]



We hope you find this a helpful resource. National News Editor, Jane Akre, began MDND with the hope of providing the latest news, information and perspective from the regulatory, industry and patient point of view, something that goes under-reported in much of the coverage of medical devices. The public is just now becoming aware that many devices do not undergo the same scrutiny as prescription drugs and are instead grandfathered in under an FDA loophole that has gone largely unchanged since the 1970s. As a result, patients become the post-market clinical trial subjects, and many suffer devastating and permanent injuries.