Mesh Reading Room Resource

In the Beginning: Suffering in Silence

Jun 23rd, 2014 | By

I recently was asked how I started with mesh as a topic for reporting. I’m not mesh-injured myself. The reader wanted to know if I had a family member or friend who had mesh. No, I said, but when working as the National News Editor for InjuryBoard people started calling me. This was back in
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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,
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Top 10 Myths Woman are Told Today about Pelvic Mesh

Apr 8th, 2014 | By
Top 10 Myths Woman are Told Today about Pelvic Mesh

  Mesh News Desk readers are a savvy bunch and are becoming attuned to the myths they are told about pelvic mesh in place of just the facts ‘mam. The following are things women are told if they are experiencing prolapse or incontinence today… the stories have not changed much. Mythbusters here on fact versus
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Number of Websites Addressing Mesh Pain & Info Explodes Globally

Mar 31st, 2014 | By

It doesn’t seem like it was that long ago when the issue of polypropylene mesh used for surgery was known by a few people. Truth in Medicine was probably the first website devoted to mesh injuries. Mesh Medical Device News Desk (Mesh News Desk) came along in the summer of 2011. Today there has been
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Anatomy of a Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Settlement

Feb 27th, 2014 | By
Anatomy of a Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Settlement

On June 14, 2013, American Medical Systems and its parent company Endo Health, entered into a Master Settlement Agreement with an undisclosed number of mesh-injured patients. The following has been posted on the Securities and Exchange Commission report on the settlement.   The number of litigants is left out as are the Tiers of Injury and
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Find Your Mesh in the 510(k) Process

Nov 21st, 2013 | By

For those readers who want to know more about the mesh they may have had implanted for pelvic organ prolapse, stress urinary incontinence or hernia, the process is made easier if you have the Medical Device approval number from the FDA. Below is a handy list of 510(k) approvals which you must look up under
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Video Channel of Mesh

Jul 22nd, 2013 | By
Video Channel of Mesh

There are many videos related to surgical mesh and its use in prolapse, incontinence and hernia repair. Many of them are too graphic to watch.  This resource will guide you with a warning to the ones that are explicit.     Videos: CTV mesh protest- Saskatoon, May 11, 2013, Canadian Television (here) KTVU – Oakland,
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Readers Resource on Upcoming WV Transvaginal Mesh Cases

Jul 15th, 2013 | By
Readers Resource on Upcoming WV Transvaginal Mesh Cases

Here is the schedule for the upcoming cases filed in Charleston, WV, 26,769 as of last week. Remember there are four cases naming C.R. Bard that will be heard back to back. These are bellwether cases that could signal a settlement if the product liability cases are successful. As of last week there were 26,769
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The Role of the Juror in New Jersey

Feb 13th, 2013 | By
The Role of the Juror in New Jersey

What lies ahead for the jurors in the Linda Gross v. Ethicon case  which concluded February 28, 2013? While final instructions to the jury are being crafted and debated between both sides, the jury instructions for the New Jersey courts are here: THE ROLE OF THE JUROR: 1.11            PRELIMINARY CHARGE (Approved 11/98, Revised 5/07) [To
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TVT-No Researches Air Flights

Dec 17th, 2012 | By
TVT-No Researches Air Flights

December 17, 2012 ~ Our companion site, TVT-No has a list of flights that mesh-injured people may be able to use to fly to receive medical treatment. TVT-Nois dedicated to raising funds to get women to medical appointments and even just pay a bill that may be put aside due to their injuries from synthetic
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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.