Friday, December 1, 2017

MURDERERS AT THE FDA, IN THE GOVERNMENT & IN THE LEGAL SYSTEM: JEFFREY SHUREN, DIRECTOR CDRH & DAVID KRAUSE & DR. BERNARD CANTOR & DR. G. WILLY DAVILA & DR. JOHN MIKLOS & DR. ROBERT MOORE


October 3, 2017 I lost my very special friend, Marcie Shea Jacobs, a warrior for others injured by Gadolinium Contrast who suffered for over a decade till it killed her. (left below with her daughter)


Today, December 1, 2017 I lost Christina Lynn Brajcic, another warrior for others injured by Ethicon, J&J mesh who suffered for years until it killed her,leaving behind her husband and 2 young sons. 


THIS HAS TO STOP!

THESE WOMEN DIED BECAUSE THE SYSTEM KILLED THEM!

No one is accountable for the thousands of deaths and injuries from bad drugs and devices that pass through the FDA and the FDA's CDRH. NO ONE!

IT IS JUST FLAT OUT MURDER!

It is so disturbing to know OUR UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT SANCTIONS DEATH BY DRUGS & DEVICES! 

MURDER BY THE "HEALTH SYSTEM"!

AND BY THE LEGAL SYSTEM!

GOD HELP US!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

MARK MUELLER: WEST VIRGINIA #MESH MULTIDISTRICT LITIGATION PLAINTIFF'S STEERING COMMITTEE ATTORNEY, "INCOMPETENT MALE CHAUVINIST PIG AT WORK", WHAT A DISASTER FOR THE WOMEN HE REPRESENTS (IN MY OPINION)

~ REPUBLISHED ~
THIS IS THE REASON HR#985 HAS TO BE PASSED IN THE SENATE, TO WEED OUT MISFITS LIKE 
AUSTIN ATTORNEY, MARK MUELLER.

I have given Mueller an opportunity to correct the lies in his Super Lawyer and Texas Monthly October 2012 ads. Mueller misled me when I first met him in 2010 to believe he was very interested in making changes for the public good. He talks a good game. 

But seeing him first hand in interactions with his staff and his behavior in front of me personally tell a different story. Since that time I have learned he has a drinking problem, is a male chauvinist who calls Tequila shots "pussy juice", insults his women employees by making jokes about their vagina and who thinks it is funny to fart in public at an FDA Public Advisory Committee meeting.

I am setting the record straight. This is a very crass individual.

       
I am filing a grievance against Mark Mueller with the State Bar of Texas for his misleading and false representations in advertisements and his willful disregard of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct.

Mueller misled me and used my name, likeness and good will developed over several years with thousands of people to enhance his own stature with prospective clients through Jane Akre and the website he finances, www.meshmedicaldevicenewsdesk.com. Mueller said he wanted to do the right thing for women injured by synthetic surgical mesh which I believed to be true and therefore allowed advertising by Mueller on Truth in Medicine in 2011.


Women who signed with Mark Mueller later contacted me telling me Mueller had had no contact with them for extensive periods of time. I intervened on their behalf and ask for a meeting to discuss the advertisement going forward to no avail. Despite efforts over a two month period to have direct communication with Mueller for assurance he would be properly representing these clients, no telephone or in person meeting was ever held.

i pulled the advertisement from the website before the end of the term. I was put in an untenable position with women and men I was trying to help as a patient advocate because of Mueller’s false representations.

Listening to him speak at a recent conference was the final straw. He spoke as one of the steering committee members for the West Virginia Transvaginal Mesh MDL. His presentation defines him: He said 3 times synthetic surgical mesh is "crap" and "medical marketing". I am very concerned for the people he represents.


  Not only did Mueller make a fool of himself in his presentation at the conference, as I was walking through the reception that night, a room filled with prominent attorneys, I saw Mueller walking through the crowd with a stuffed bear in his hand sitting on a piece of red satin cloth.

The anguish is over. I told what I know. I hope it helps others avoid falling into an attorney/client relationship with him.

Refers to “’medieval’ treatment of women” in the ads while Mueller himself uses despicable terms in referring to women with his employees and sub-contractors. Mueller disrespects women.  

Friday, September 1, 2017

SOCIOPATHS, PSYCOPATHS, MALIGNANT NARCISSISTS & THE LAW ASBESTOS LANDMARK CASE CIMINO V. RAYMARK INDUSTRIES

PUNITIVE DAMAGES AGAINST A CORPORATION HAVE ZERO EFFECT ON THE HEALTH & SAFETY OF HUMAN BEINGS. 
DIRTY CRIMINAL CORPORATIONS WILL SIMPLY HIRE THE SAME ATTORNEYS TO CONTINUE TO PROFIT FROM HUMAN PAIN!
FOR EXAMPLE, CIMINO V. RAYMARK WHEN PITTSBURGH CORNING  filed motions for PITTSBURGH CORNING’S RIGHTS TO A TRIAL BY JURY against every SINGLE PLAINTIFF.
ENTIRE SECTION BELOW QUOTED FROM TEXT OF THE COURT DECISION!
4. Exemplary Damages
 Pittsburgh Corning raises several challenges to the award of exemplary damages.   It complains of the admission of evidence concerning its Tyler asbestos plant.   Although none of the class had worked there and the asbestos exposure there was far greater than at the twenty-two sites at issue, the evidence was relevant to the exemplary damages issue as having some tendency to show Pittsburgh Corning was aware of, and consciously indifferent to, the risks posed by the asbestos it manufactured.   A limiting instruction was given in this connection.   No abuse of discretion in the admission of this evidence has been established.   See King v. Armstrong World Industries, 906 F.2d 1022, 1026 (5th Cir.1990), cert. denied, 500 U.S. 942, 111 S.Ct. 2236, 114 L.Ed.2d 478 (1991).
 [T]he Texas Supreme Court has emphasized at least since 1847 that exemplary damages are awarded not to compensate the plaintiff for any injury received but to punish the defendant and to deter others. [citations omitted] This Court too has repeatedly stated that exemplary damages are not compensatory under Texas law.  Jenkins v. Raymark Industries, Inc., 782 F.2d 468, 474 (5th Cir.1986) (‘The purpose of punitive damages is not to compensate the victim but to create a deterrence to the defendant, and to protect the public interest.’); [citations omitted].
Texas courts have also rejected arguments that punitive damages should be reduced in proportion to the percentage of negligence attributed to the plaintiff.   Reduction of punitive damages is not appropriate because ‘[t]he purpose of awarding exemplary damages is not to compensate the plaintiff, but to punish and set an example to others.’  Elbar, Inc. v. Claussen, 774 S.W.2d 45, 53 (Tex.App.-Dallas 1989, writ dismissed as moot); [citations omitted].
It is plain then that the trial here, and the trial plan, so far as concerned punitive damages and the multiplier, was formulated, approved, and conducted on the assumption that such damages were entirely punitive and to serve as an example and were several as to each defendant and related only to the wrongfulness of its conduct.   We accordingly reject plaintiffs' contention that Pittsburgh Corning should have been held liable for Celotex's punitive damages.
III. Conclusion on Pittsburgh Corning's Appeal and Plaintiffs' Related Cross-Appeal
In sum, we reverse the judgments in all the 143 phase III cases and in all the 5 extrapolation cases before us and those cases are remanded for further proceedings not inconsistent herewith.   As to the judgments against Pittsburgh Corning in the nine class representative cases before us, we reject all of the contentions raised on cross-appeal by plaintiffs and, with the single exception of the date on which prejudgment interest commences to accrue, we likewise reject all of Pittsburgh Corning's contentions on appeal.   The nine class representative cases before us as against Pittsburgh Corning are remanded for the sole purpose of recalculating prejudgment interest based on the accrual date specified in this opinion, and in all other respects said nine judgments against Pittsburgh Corning are affirmed.
REVERSED and REMANDED in part; VACATED and REMANDED in part; REVERSED and RENDERED in part.
I write separately to concur in the excellent opinion in this case, but also to add some of my own comments and thoughts about these consolidated cases, which have burdened our judicial system for so many years.   In particular, I wish to express my concerns raised by Pittsburgh Corning's attack on Judge Parker's ingenious but, unfortunately, legally deficient trial plan.   This case is a striking example of the crisis presented by the state of asbestos litigation in our judicial system; therefore, I am also writing separately to further urge upon Congress the wisdom and necessity of a legislative solution.
Texas law simply provides no way around Pittsburgh Corning's right to a jury trial as to causation or the requirement that causation and damages be determined as to individuals and not groups.   See In re Fibreboard Corp., 893 F.2d 706, 711 (5th Cir.1990) (stating that policy choices of State of Texas in defining “the duty owed by manufacturers and suppliers of products to consumers  are reflected in the requirement that a plaintiff prove both causation and damage  These elements focus upon individuals, not groups.”).   If Judge Parker had conducted phase II according to his plan, however, rather than replacing phase II with the phase II stipulation, the only issue before us today would be the propriety of the phase III damages determinations.   Of course, the majority opinion correctly explains that these damages determinations were fatally deficient under Texas law and the Seventh Amendment as to the more than 2,000 “extrapolation” cases; however, these “extrapolated” damages determinations are valuable in and of themselves as indications of an appropriate settlement range for each of the five disease categories involved.
It is clear that the enigma of asbestos litigation is not readily susceptible to resolution under the standards and practices representative of traditional tort litigation.   See Jenkins v. Raymark Industries, 782 F.2d 468, 470 (5th Cir.1986) (“Courts, including those in our own circuit, have been ill-equipped to handle this ‘avalanche of litigation.’   Our numerous opinions in asbestos-related cases have repeatedly recognized the dilemma confronting our trial courts, and expressed concern about the mounting backlog of cases and inevitable, lengthy trial delays.”);  see also Lester Brickman, The Asbestos Litigation Crisis: Is There a Need for an Administrative Alternative?, 13 Cardozo L.Rev. 1819, 1841 (1992) (arguing that “Appellate opinions arguably applying a ‘there is law and there is asbestos law’ doctrine can be found.”).   In 1991, the Judicial Conference Ad Hoc Committee on Asbestos Litigation (the “Ad Hoc Committee”), whose members were appointed by Chief Justice Rehnquist, issued a report noting that:
What has been a frustrating problem is becoming a disaster of major proportions to both the victims and the producers of asbestos products, which the courts are ill-equipped to meet effectively.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

COLLECTIVE INSANITY OF #MESH IN A WOMAN'S FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM: #MESH MULTIDISTRICT LITIGATION, #MESH CLASS ACTION IN AUSTRALIA, #MESH IN SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT ...AND NO END IN SIGHT!


THE COLLECTIVE INSANITY OF THE BARBARIC "MEDICAL"
TREATMENT OF WOMEN INTERNATIONALLY
IS EMBODIED IN THE 
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

There are 7...YES....7 different Corporations being sued...
BY OVER 103,000 PLAINTIFFS ...

(WHAT? YES...OVER 103,000)

THEY SELL

THEY MARKET

THEY TRAIN DOCTORS

WHO IMPLANT

AND MUTILATE WOMEN'S PRIVATE PARTS

WITH A PIECE OF PETROLEUM WASTE BYPRODUCT CALLED
POLYPROPYLENE SYNTHETIC SURGICAL MESH!


c.       MDL No. 2511 | In Re Neomedic Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation

DESPITE THE MASSIVE NUMBER OF INJURED WOMEN, 
THE LARGEST MOST SUCCESSFUL COUNTRIES 
IN THE WORLD 
CONTINUE THE MEDICAL CARNAGE.

SO GUESS THE SOLUTION FOR #MESH COMPLICATIONS OFFERED 
BY AN IDIOT SURGEON IN AUSTRALIA AT A GOVERNMENTAL HEARING...
- FAINT HEARTED MAY NOT WANT TO READ THIS -

HAVE ANAL SEX!

CRUDE, DESPICABLE, DISGUSTING, RIDICULOUS COMMENTARY ON THE STATE OF THE "CIVILIZED" WORLD WE LIVE IN.

THE MALE CHAUVINIST PIG INCARNATE!


Monday, August 28, 2017

ATTORNEY MENTAL HEALTH IN THE NEWS - LAW 360 - Cuban American Bar Assoc. Zeroes In On Attys' Mental Health 08-25-2017



Dear MDL Litigators,

Attorney Mental Health is a major topic of conversation this month. Following the suicide of brilliant, highly successful Cuban American attorney Ervin Gonzalez, who hung himself at his Coral Gables mansion on June 9, 2017, the Cuban American Bar Association in Miami is taking positive steps to help attorneys.

“Cuban American Bar Assoc. Zeroes In On Attys' Mental Health By Carolina Bolado Law360, Miami (August 25, 2017, 9:47 PM EDT) -- After the suicide in June of a prominent Miami attorney rocked the local legal community, the Cuban American Bar Association is making mental health a focus, starting with an annual luncheon Friday that featured attorney Brian Cuban — brother of businessman Mark Cuban — to talk about his struggle with addiction and depression. Cuban, who joked that he is “a Cuban, but not Cuban,” told the crowd of attorneys and judges how he would go into court high on cocaine and attend mediation sessions hung over..”

This following the American Bar Association’s Report on Attorney Mental Health, “The Path to Lawyer Well Being: Practical Recommendations for Positive Change”, August 14, 2017, shows the Cuban Bar Association in Miami is serious about Attorney Mental Health.

Our profession confronts a dwindling market share as the public turns to more accessible, affordable alternative legal service providers.  ….To maintain public confidence in the profession, to meet the need for innovation in how we deliver legal services, to increase access to justice, and to reduce the level of toxicity that has allowed mental health and substance use disorders to fester among our colleagues, we have to act now.  Bree Buchanan, Esq. James C. Coyle, Esq. Task Force Co-Chairs”

"This report’s recommendations focus on five central themes:
(1) identifying stakeholders and the role each of us can play in reducing the level of toxicity in our profession,
(2) eliminating the stigma associated with help seeking behaviors,
(3) emphasizing that well-being is an indispensable part of a lawyer’s duty of competence,
(4) educating lawyers, judges, and law students on lawyer well-being issues, and
(5) taking small, incremental steps to change how law is practiced and how lawyers are regulated to instill greater well-being in the profession."

“Lawyers, judges and law students are faced with an increasingly competitive and stressful profession. Studies show that substance use, addiction and mental disorders, including depression and thoughts of suicide—often unrecognized—are at shockingly high rates. David R Brink*, Past President, American Bar Association”

I sincerely hope this will also be featured at Mass Torts Made Perfect, October 18-20, 2017 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas by brilliant attorney Mike Papantonio of Levin Pantonio.

Regards,
Lana C. Keeton
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

PLAINTIFF'S ATTORNEYS IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA ETHICON MDL 02327 SUCCESSFUL IN THEIR PHILOSOPHY: "DON'T KILL THE COMPANY!" JUST KILL THE #MESH PLAINTIFF/PATIENTS!

A FEW MEN CONTROL THE LIVES OF OVER A HUNDRED THOUSAND 
#MESH INJURED WOMEN PLAINTIFFS IN WEST VIRGINIA!


SELF DESCRIBED "MEDICO-LEGAL EXPERTS"

GAVE US THE ASBESTOS MESOTHELIOMA MONSTROUS LEGAL FUND THAT IS 

STILL PLAGUING NOT ONLY THE ASBESTOS INJURED MEN & WOMEN 

BUT ALSO PLAGUES THE COURT SYSTEM.

WHY? FALSE EVIDENCE PRESENTED BY DEFENSE ATTORNEYS 
IN THE MASSIVE ASBESTOS CLASS ACTIONS IN THE 70'S & 80'S. 

GUESS WHAT? THAT HAS NOW LED TO 13,000 CASES BEING DISMISSED OFF THE DOCKET IN WEST VIRGINIA BY JUDGE GOODWIN UNDER PTO 273.

WHY?

BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOT HAD MESH REMOVAL SURGERY!

THE FIX IS IN TO PROTECT ETHICON/J&J BY PLAINTIFF'S ATTORNEYS!

SAVES JOHNSON & JOHNSON $1,456,000,000.00 

IN SETTLEMENT COSTS.

"DON'T KILL THE COMPANY!" HAS WORKED ONCE AGAIN BECAUSE OF THE REPEAT ENTRENCHED PLAYERS WHO CONTROL CLASS ACTION
& MULTIDISTRICT LITIGATIONS!


FOR YEARS NOW PLAINTIFF'S ATTORNEYS HAVE BEEN LITIGATING WOMEN'S HEALTH,  "PROVING" THE ABDOMINAL SACRAL COLPOPEXY 
IS A BETTER SAFER PROCEDURE THAN
TRANSVAGINAL PLACEMENT OF SURGICAL MESH!

DID YOU CONSULT AN ATTORNEY
FOR YOUR FEMALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM ISSUES?

WAS HE THERE FOR THE EXAMINATION BY YOUR DOCTOR?

DID HE GO TO MEDICAL SCHOOL? 

THAT'S A NO!

PLAINTIFF'S ATTORNEYS "BETTER SAFER" PROCEDURE CONTINUE TO CAUSE SEVERE PHYSICAL HARM TO WOMEN, THEIR CHILDREN, THEIR FAMILIES, 
THEIR FRIENDS AND BUSINESS ASSOCIATES 
AND WILL FOR DECADES TO COME. 

THEIR PHILOSOPHY,"DON'T KILL THE COMPANY"

IS NOW A PERVASIVE PART OF THE MULTIDISRICT LITIGATION. 

HAS LED A DEATH KNELL TO TRUTH 

IN THE AMERICAN LEGAL SYSTEM! 

Monday, August 21, 2017

WHAT'S AILING JOHNSON & JOHNSON? THE CRIMINAL CEO, ALEX GORSKY, AND HIS MINIONS WHO LEAVE A PATH OF MEDICAL CARNAGE AROUND THE WORLD ARE BEING PUT OUT OF BUSINESS!

$417 MILLION DOLLAR VERDICT 

EVA ECHEVERRIA V. JOHNSON & JOHNSON 

TERMINAL OVARIAN CANCER FROM TALCUM POWDER?

THE COMPANY WITHHELD INTERNAL KNOWLEDGE

FOR DECADES!


CORPORATE CRIMINALS!

#LOCKTHEMUP!

WHEN WILL OUR GOVERNMENT TAKE CONTROL 

OF THIS CORPORATE MENACE TO SOCIETY?





Sunday, August 20, 2017

INFORMED CONSENT.... A DAY LATE, A DOLLAR SHORT, INCOMPLETE and UNEDUCATED! @JaneAkre AND MESH NEWS DESK ARE A FOUNTAIN OF MISINFORMATION


LANA C. KEETON and her organization, 
TRUTH IN MEDICINE
have been a leading resource for 
#MESH INJURED PATIENTS for over 10 years. 



ALL INFORMATION PUBLISHED BY KEETON AND HER ORGANIZATION HAVE DEEP ROOTS IN SCIENTIFIC STUDIES AND THOUSANDS OF HOURS OF RESEARCH AND INVESTIGATION BASED ON EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE, UNLIKE AKRE. 




SEE wwwTRUTHinMEDICINE.us.com for its 
MISSION STATEMENT 
and THE INITIATIVES TO CREATE 
TRUE INFORMED CONSENT
THROUGH CONGRESS
CREATED and WRITTEN 
by Lana C. Keeton and 
PUBLISHED IN 2008. 

Facebook and Jane Akre and her followers want to re-write history. 

Akre's latest on "Informed Consent" (?) for Surgical Mesh for Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Hernia Repair and the Comments Akre publishes from her Anonymous Readers are
A DAY LATE, A DOLLAR SHORT, INCOMPLETE and UNEDUCATED!



PERHAPS IF AKRE ACTUALLY RESEARCHED OR PAID FOR RESEARCH THE INFORMATION ON HER SITE WOULD BE OF MORE VALUE. 

PER DR. DONALD OSTERGARD IN FEBRUARY 2007,
"INFORMED CONSENT CANNOT BE OBTAINED FROM THE PATIENT."

SEE HIS PUBLISHED COMMENTARY FROM FEBRUARY 2007 BELOW:

Dr. Donald R. Ostergard1 Contact Information
(1) 
University of California, Irvine, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, 701 E. 28th Street, Suite 212, Long Beach, CA 90806, USA
Received: 6 February 2007  
Accepted: 6 February 2007  
Published online: 16 March 2007
Abstract  New procedures and materials for incontinence and prolapse are proliferating rapidly.

Surgical procedures were developed by physicians and carried their names, but over the last 15 years, these procedures are developed by industry and bear the trade names of the companies selling the kits needed to perform them.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves devices, not procedures, and does not require submission of efficacy or adverse-event data to gain this approval by the 510-K process.

Evidence-based medicine is lacking in the performance of these procedures that may be considered experimental by an insurance company or malpractice carrier with denial of payment or coverage.

Physicians and hospitals are exposing themselves to financial, legal, and ethical risks when performing or allowing such procedures to be performed. Informed consent from the patient cannot be obtained.

We must not confuse medical marketing with evidence-based medicine.


Contact Information
Donald R. Ostergard
Email: catalinaisland1@cs.com

References secured to subscribers.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

THE MENTALLY ILL ATTORNEY IN AMERICA: YES, MY PERCEPTION AND OPINION OF THE SAD STATE OF AFFAIRS FOR PLAINTIFFS IN #MESH MULTIDISTRICT LITIGATION IS CORRECT! AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION ISSUES REPORT "THE PATH TO LAWYER WELLNESS"!

RECENT POSTS HERE AT "THELADYISACHAMP" HAVE FOCUSED ON THE MENTAL HEALTH OF ATTORNEYS WHO OPENLY STAND UP FOR CORPORATIONS WHO INTENTIONALLY ALLOW HARM TO HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PLAINTIFFS WITH #MESH INJURIES AND #ASBESTOS DISEASES!

THE MOTTO "DON'T KILL THE COMPANY!" 
HAS TO END!

THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION (@ABANews)  
RECOGNIZES A HIGH PERCENTAGE OF 
SUBSTANCE ABUSE, ADDICTION AND MENTAL DISORDERS 
AMONG ITS MEMBER ATTORNEYS! 

The ABA issued a report by a task force, "The Path to Lawyer Wellness: Practical Recommendations for Positive Changes". Below are some quotes from the report: 


“Lawyers, judges and law students are faced with an increasingly competitive and stressful profession. Studies show that substance use, addiction and mental disorders, including depression and thoughts of suicide—often unrecognized—are at shockingly high rates.

As a consequence the National Task Force on Lawyer Well-being, under the aegis of CoLAP (the ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistance programs) has been formed to promote nationwide awareness, recognition and treatment. This Task Force deserves the strong support of every lawyer and bar association.”

David R Brink*
Past President
American Bar Association

"This report’s recommendations focus on five central themes:
(1) identifying stakeholders and the role each of us can play in reducing the level of toxicity in our profession, (2) eliminating the stigma associated with help seeking behaviors,
(3) emphasizing that well-being is an indispensable part of a lawyer’s duty of competence,
(4) educating lawyers, judges, and law students on lawyer well-being issues, and
(5) taking small, incremental steps to change how law is practiced and how lawyers are regulated to instill greater well-being in the profession."

AS PLAINTIFFS, IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS WITH YOUR ATTORNEY'S 
REPRESENTATION OF YOUR CASE, 
REALIZE YOU MAY JUST HAVE AN ATTORNEY 
WITH ONE OF THESE DISORDERS OR ADDICTIONS...
NEGATIVELY AFFECTING YOU, YOUR CASE AND YOUR LIFE! 


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

MESH MEDICAL DEVICE NEWS DESK? RESPONSIBLE, EDUCATED, UNBIASED JOURNALISM? YOU DECIDE.

Talk show host mentality with an “if it bleeds it leads, strategy”. It’s the “Jerry Springer” show of mesh. A rough and tumble sideshow of guests screaming at and attacking each other. Does anyone exit the show with their dignity? Are their lives enriched by appearing on and/or watching such a sideshow? Not in my opinion.


If you are a #MESH injured man or woman, do you want to appear on the Jerry Springer show as one of his guests to be a spectacle to bring in viewers so his advertisers will pay him? Probably not.

Mesh Medical Device News Desk = The Jerry Springer Show of #MESH

As a seriously #MESH injured individual, my philosophy is no information is better than misinformation. Misinformation from a gynecologist is why I have spent the last 16 years of my life seeking medical treatment, researching the cause of my injuries, determining the inherent defects in the manufacturing process of polypropylene surgical mesh, founding Truth in Medicine, creating Medical Mesh Device Action Center, a yahoo health group, establishing an online presence so mesh manufacturers could no longer deny the horrors of mesh.

The collective harm caused by misinformation to #MESH INJURED MEN & WOMEN is infinite and criminal in my book.

How many will go to the wrong doctor? How many will not be properly represented by the attorneys they find and hire at Jane Akre’s site? Are there legal malpractice insurance policies for $100,000. available to readers from each and everyone of the attorneys who advertise on the site to protect the readers who hire attorney advertisers on her site? How many will bare their souls in an interview to be sold to an attorney by Jane Akre for the attorney’s website?

The very worst: how many will have hope of pain free lives and actual remuneration for their severe injuries? False hope caused by false information wounds and crushes the soul.

Where are Jane Akre’s credentials? She was a talk show host. And she wrote for the lawyer’s website, Injury Board. But good reporting must have experienced producers who research and produce segments. Reporters are not allowed to just start talking to interviewees without preparation by someone else. So maybe she was a great talk show host, but there are no producers at Medical Device News Desk.

Where are the solutions? I don’t see any on Jane Akre’s website. Telling a story and creating awareness is not a solution. WHO will take action? WHO has the authority to take action? WHO will actually make and enforce the changes? WHO will get #MESH off the market?

Not the Johnson & Johnson shareholders. They make MONEY off of J&J stock. The last thing they want is to bring the value of the stock down.

And look at one of the current advertisers, Hollis Law Firm. It is heavily involved in the latest hernia #MESH Multidistrict Litigation:

Ethicon Physiomesh and Atrium C-Qur

Hollis Law Firm partners, Adam Evans, Brett Vaughn and Jason Chambers are the latest to join the gang of Repeat Entrenched Players in Multidistrict Litigation.

While I was told by the attorneys at Hollis Law Firm, they wanted to make a difference for #MESH injured men and women when I contacted them to consult them, they did not want to know the truth to get #MESH off the market. Their only interest in me: adding my youtube channel videos to their website to draw more clients.

The attorneys at Hollis Law Firm are MDL leadership wannabees who want to take over the leadership of the MDL’s. Good luck cause the Repeat Entrenched Players and their Repeat Entrencehd Law Firms are no going without a fight, a dirty fight.

STOP THE MISINFORMATION!
STOP THE ABUSE OF #MESH INJURED MEN AND WOMEN!
STOP THE COLLECTIVE HARM OF SYNTHETIC SURGICAL #MESH!

RESPONSIBLE, EDUCATED, UNBIASED JOURNALISM IS PART OF THE SOLUTION, NOT PART OF THE PROBLEM!


WHAT WE HAVE NOW IS UGLY!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

FLORIDA BAR INVESTIGATES JANE AKRE AND HER OPERATION OF MESH MEDICAL DEVICE NEWS DESK AS FOR-PROFIT LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE, INCLUDES BLASINGAME, BURCH, GARRARD & ASHLEY, MUELLER LAW, HOLLIS LAW FIRM

FLORIDA BAR INITIATES INVESTIGATION INTO JANE AKRE AND HER OPERATION OF MESH MEDICAL DEVICE NEWS DESK AS A “LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE”. INVESTIGATION INCLUDES INVOLVEMENT WITH SEVERAL LAW FIRMS: BLASINGAME, BURCH, GARRARD & ASHLEY, MUELLER LAW, HOLLIS LAW FIRM AND BURGE AND BURGE PC and RN CHRISTINE KENT, WHOLE WOMAN INC

Jane Akre operates her website, Mesh Medical Device News Desk, as a one stop shop, referring women and men to doctors, attorneys, leading them to protest against mesh maker Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon Inc. at their annual shareholders meeting, doing interviews with Ralph Nader, offering non-scientific studies of autoimmune disease by Nonie Wideman, her own non-scientific analysis of the chemical and physical properties of polypropylene made into mesh derived from her reading of lawsuits and a free report from Whole Woman, a resource for pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence without surgery, all the while taking a position as a patient advocate for these same people.

I have watched this train wreck for years now with growing alarm because of the amazing amount of misinformation offered by “an unbiased journalist”.  No one person, no single practitioner, is qualified to offer all these services on one site. Having the knowledge and the time to responsibly vet each and every one of these services, while researching and writing the content on the site, commenting on the comments, managing social media and travel to report on trials is not a one person job.

Ms. Akre's response to the Florida Bar is due July 28, 2017. In the meantime, her efforts to clean up the site are evident. Much of the content has been removed and the front and center drop down box that was a questionnaire for pelvic mesh attorneys is no longer there. The content of the site, however, has so much pervasive "unlicensed practice of law" comments by Ms. Akre, she may be forced to shut it down and start all over. 

It’s no surprise there is an investigation by the Florida Bar and the management of this for-profit “lawyer referral service”. Why? Attorneys are the ones responsible for the following under the American Bar Association Model Rules of Professional Conduct.

RULE 4-7.10 LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICES

***
(b) Responsibility of Lawyer. A lawyer who accepts referrals from a lawyer referral service is responsible for ensuring that any advertisements or written communications used by the service comply with the requirements of the Rules Regulating  The Florida Bar, and that the service is in compliance with the provisions of this subchapter. It shall be a violation of these Rules Regulating The Florida Bar and a failure of such responsibility if the lawyer knows or should have known that the service is not in compliance with applicable rules or if the lawyer failed to seek information necessary to determine compliance.

With regard to for-profit lawyer referral services, the ABA further reports that at least 26 states limit lawyer participation to only not-for-profit lawyer referral service programs, either directly  in rule language or by interpretation. Involvement by Florida lawyers in  for-profit  lawyer referral services, however, has been authorized by the state Supreme Court since January 1987.

The rules in Florida allow lawyer involvement in a
for-profit lawyer referral service,

1) provided that the service uses an actual or a registered fictitious name in its communications;

2) the service registers with The Florida Bar and submits quarterly reports that identify its authorized personnel and participating attorneys;

3) the service affirmatively states that it is a lawyer referral service in any of its advertisements;

4) the service complies with the Supreme Court’s rules on lawyer communications and advertising (including the filing of proposed ads for Florida Bar review);

 5) there is no fee sharing between lawyers and non-lawyers;

6) referrals are only made to lawyers who are authorized to practice in Florida;

7) the service or participating lawyers maintain malpractice insurance in the amount of $100,000 per claim, per occurrence; and

8) the service responds in writing to official Florida Bar inquiries within 15 days

R. Regulating Fla. Bar 4-7.10


REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON 
LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICES
Final Report July 2012

I.               THE COMMITTEE


A.           Origin and Mission

In the midst of explosive increases in advertising by for-profit lawyer referral services – many directed at victims of motor vehicle accidents covered by Florida’s no-fault insurance law which provides attractive personal injury protection benefits – The Florida Bar’s Special Committee on Lawyer Referral Services was created in January 2011 by then-president Mayanne Downs.

The genesis for creation of this special committee was noted in an earlier observation from The Florida Bar’s Program Evaluation Committee, that the Bar had received “numerous complaints regarding advertising by lawyer referral services in Florida in the past few fiscal years.” In recommending the creation of this study group, the Program Evaluation Committee highlighted concerns over “the proliferation of lawyer referral services, the lack of regulation of lawyer referral services, and that lawyer referral services have not followed Florida Bar rules that are applicable to Florida Bar members.  Members of the Legislature also have indicated an interest  in this issue.”

The January 13, 2011 letters from President Downs appointing the chair and members of this 15- person special committee especially noted Florida’s dramatic growth of for-profit lawyer referral services in recent times, along with a corresponding increase in public concerns over the  potential harm from these entities and the misleading nature of their activities.

Downs observed: “The creative design of these services and the significant involvement of non- lawyers have posed particular regulatory challenges for The Florida Bar. Yet, people still look to this organization to assist in resolving some of the complex issues associated with responsible oversight of lawyer referral mechanisms in today’s world.”

The Bar president asked that the special committee “review the current practices of lawyer referral services, as well as all rules and regulations that may be applicable to such services.”   The appointment letters additionally stated that the assignment would include “consideration of possible rules changes, and whether and to what extent The Florida Bar can or should directly regulate lawyer referral services.”

The special committee initially sought to determine what is a “lawyer referral service.” Rule 4- 7.10(c) of the Florida Supreme Court’s Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, provides a rather specific definition, in stating:

A "lawyer referral service" is:

(1)   any person, group of persons, association, organization, or entity that receives any consideration, monetary or otherwise, given in exchange for referring or causing the direct or indirect referral of a potential client to a lawyer selected from a specific group or panel of lawyers; or

(2)     any group or pooled advertising program operated by any person, group of persons, association, organization, or entity wherein the legal services advertisements utilize a common telephone number and potential clients are then referred only to lawyers or law firms participating in the group or pooled advertising program.



The ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, created by the American Bar Association (ABA), are a set of rules that prescribe baseline standards of legal ethics and professional responsibility for lawyers in the United States.