St. Louis, Missouri (PRWEB) June 18, 2014
The attorneys at the St. Louis law firm Carey Danis & Lowe report that a Scottish advocacy group called Scottish Mesh Survivors made a request in early June 2014 for a safety review of transvaginal mesh products before a hearing of the Scottish government’s Public Petitions Committee. As a law firm practicing defective medical device litigation, Carey Danis & Lowe represents women who claim to have sustained injuries after using transvaginal mesh products.
As they continue to investigate defective medical device cases, Carey Danis & Lowe remains alert to transvaginal mesh updates from around the country and the world.
According to the BBC, the Scottish advocacy group is comprised of health care professionals and women who have used transvaginal mesh. During the hearing, members of the group requested that the Scottish government prohibit transvaginal mesh surgeries in order to conduct a medical device safety review.*
In January 2012, Bloomberg reported that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered transvaginal mesh manufacturers, including Johnson & Johnson and C. R. Bard, to begin three year studies examining the safety of their products.**
During the Public Petitions Committee hearing, Elaine Holmes of Scottish Mesh Survivors shared the group’s initiative to create a safety information booklet in which they plan to include known risks associated with transvaginal mesh. According to Holmes, such risk information was not made available to her prior to receiving a transvaginal mesh implant.
Furthermore, these women mentioned how their use of transvaginal mesh resulted in health conditions that completely changed their lives. For some of these women, the mesh transformed from soft and pliable to hard and inflexible, causing internal injuries.
The Scottish Mesh Survivors petition is PE157, Elaine Holmes and Olive McIlroy on behalf of the Scottish Mesh Survivors “Hear Our Voice” campaign on mesh medical devices.
The defective medical device lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are truly impressed by the bravery shown by these women in their efforts to raise awareness about an issue that has greatly impacted their lives.
With a focus on defective medical device litigation, Carey Danis & Lowe lawyers remain available to discuss legal options and compensation eligibility with women and families who claim to have been injured by certain medical devices, including transvaginal mesh.
The St. Louis law firm can be reached by phone at 800.721.2519.
Carey Danis & Lowe is a plaintiff’s litigation firm based in St. Louis, Missouri with law offices across the United States in Illinois, Missouri, and Florida. Carey Danis & Lowe specializes in defective drug and pharmaceutical litigation and class action lawsuits. The Carey Danis & Lowe team is comprised of experienced attorneys working alongside knowledgeable and professional staff that includes medical doctors, nurses, and information technology specialists. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe at 800-721-2519 for more information about our legal services.
BBC, June 3, 2014, Mesh Implants Victims Give ‘Heartbreaking’ Evidence to MSPs: http://bit.ly/mesh-implant-victims
** Bloomberg, January 5, 2014, J&J, C.R. Bard Must Study Safety of Vaginal Mesh, FDA Says: http://bit.ly/vaginal-mesh-safety