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Hello July- A Long, Hot Summer of Waiting

Jul 6th, 2014 | By
Hello July- A Long, Hot Summer of Waiting

Welcome to Mesh Medical Device News Desk, also known as Mesh News Desk (MND). It is a long hot summer and so far those many bellwether lawsuits the mesh community had been promised are rescheduled or off the schedule entirely.  While the heat is good for heirloom tomatoes, not so good for patience. What is
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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
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May Brings a Deluge of Pelvic Mesh News

May 1st, 2014 | By
May Brings a Deluge of Pelvic Mesh News

Welcome to Mesh News Desk! Our friend and associate Linda K. has declared May 1 Mesh Awareness Day and has come up with a wonderful campaign full of Barbie dolls who feel no pain.  So many of you continue to suffer and despite the flood of news lately, real solutions seem to be few.  Perhaps
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April Showers Bring Media Attention, Trial Conclusions

Apr 2nd, 2014 | By
April Showers Bring Media Attention, Trial Conclusions

Finally spring is upon us, well almost, and many of you are sick of the freezing cold and the freeze-out by the media to this important issue of mesh injuries. Well things are starting to thaw.  Just this last week, Mesh News Desk was featured as part of a call to have Attorney General Holder
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March Madness: A New Tactic in Transvaginal Mesh Litigation

Mar 2nd, 2014 | By
March Madness: A New Tactic in Transvaginal Mesh Litigation

    Welcome to Mesh News Desk (MND) everyone, aka Mesh Medical Device News Desk, your original source for news on the transvaginal mesh and increasingly hernia mesh front for nearly three years. There are now about 60,000 lawsuits filed in this country alone concerning transvaginal mesh injuries. MND continues to be shocked that the media
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Feb 2014 Spring is Right Around the Corner and so are Transvaginal Mesh Trials

Feb 3rd, 2014 | By
Feb 2014 Spring is Right Around the Corner and so are Transvaginal Mesh Trials

    We can only hope that  spring flowers will soon alert us that milder weather is right around the corner.  But that’s just a wish. What we do know is that mesh trials are heating up around the country. Mesh News Desk will try to keep up with all of the goings on whether in
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Welcome 2014 to Mesh News Desk!

Jan 1st, 2014 | By
Welcome 2014 to Mesh News Desk!

Happy New Year Everyone!   Mesh News Desk (MND) is wishing you the best in health and happiness for 2014. Let’s hope your medical and legal issues are resolved so you can get on with your lives and find some peace in the new year. Mesh Medical Device News Desk (MND) has been committed since its
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December News and Views

Dec 1st, 2013 | By
December News and Views

  December already?   It seems as though this year has just passed by with greater speed than ever before…. is that what happens when you get older? I hope not. Mesh Medical Device News Desk began in the summer of 2011 because your editor saw a need to consolidate news and information and to “Put
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Hello November! What’s New: Transvaginal Mesh, Doctors, Court Cases

Nov 3rd, 2013 | By
Hello November! What’s New: Transvaginal Mesh, Doctors, Court Cases

Hello Everyone and welcome to Mesh Medical Device News Desk, also known as Mesh News Desk. Please let us know what you’d like to see here in the future.  We are a small newsletter dedicated to getting information out and “Putting a Face on Adverse Events” associated with transvaginal mesh.  Mesh is also used for
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Hello October

Oct 4th, 2013 | By
Hello October

Thank you so much for visiting Mesh Medical Device News Desk, shortened to Mesh News Desk (MDN). This effort was created in August 2011 in response to the growing number of women who were experiencing complications with their transvaginal mesh. Since then many people have come forward with similar stories of complications concerning hernia mesh.
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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.