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Scotland’s Health Minister Apologizes to Transvaginal Mesh Victims

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Boston Scientific Ordered to Release Defective Transvaginal Mesh DocumentsBoston Scientific Ordered to Release Defective Transvaginal Mesh DocumentsShona Robison, Scotland’s Health Minister, formally apologized to women who suffered complications following transvaginal mesh implant surgeries.

Ms. Robison recognized that the medical establishment hadn’t listened to the women who experienced pain and suffering from the implant. The mesh was used to treat incontinence or organ prolapse. She agreed with victims that it shouldn’t have taken an act of Scottish Parliament to expose the issue.

Last summer Health Secretary Alex Neil requested a suspension of the controversial procedure, due to the concerns of women who had suffered from the mesh implant. Many victims were upset that over 75 women have received the operation since the suspension was requested. Fortunately, the numbers of implant surgeries in Scotland have decreased dramatically.

Two members of Scottish Mesh Survivors, Elaine Holmes and Olive McIlroy are asking for an inquiry or independent study to understand the depth of the problem.

An Independent Review of Transvaginal Mesh Implants completed an Interim Report, which called for better training to make sure that medical practitioners were aware of the potential issues after mesh procedures. Another finding was that because women were not believed about their complications, they experienced more distress and had to wait longer for help.

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Report Says Transvaginal Mesh Is Safe, But Why Are Women In Pain?

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

transvaginalmeshlawsuitKath Ransom was a vibrant exercise devotee, enjoying high board diving, mountain biking and boxing. Now, due to transvaginal mesh surgery, Kath can barely walk due to pain in her legs and groin. Exercise is not an option.

Urinary incontinence, triggered by coughing or sneezing, led Kath to a “quick 20 minute” procedure to insert a transvaginal mesh sling to support the urethra. Stress incontinence is a common issue for women after childbirth. Kath has 2 children.

Doctors told her that she could return to work a week after the operation. However, 7 days after the surgery, the slightest movement caused severe pain in her groin and legs. The debilitating pain continues to incapacitate her.

After Googling her symptoms, she realized that the mesh was causing her problems.

Feeling the need to reach out to other victims, Kath started the “Sling the Mesh” Awareness Campaign. Hers is the latest in a series of programs including Meshies United, Scottish Mesh Survivors and Messed Up Mesh.

The Cochrane Review, an independent study on the effectiveness of mesh surgery concluded that the procedures have a “good safety profile.” It’s no surprise that the findings have shocked campaigners and the surgeons who specialize in mesh removal.

Critics of the report say that clinical trials are often funded by the medical device makers, calling in to question the studies’ impartiality. Additionally, the report focused on whether the incontinence problem was solved, not on whether women developed issues up to 5 years after the operation.

The report itself acknowledges that moderate-quality evidence was used for most of the results.

The faulty report is a concern for campaigners because they think the review will give officials and legislators the wrong idea that the mesh is safe. The pain and suffering of thousands of women point to a different conclusion.

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If you or someone you know is suffering pain as a result of transvaginal mesh surgery, contact an experienced mesh defect attorney at Carey Danis & Lowe today for a free legal consultation. You may be entitled to receive compensation for your physical and emotional suffering, and for your financial and medical losses.

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Scottish Health Secretary Prohibits Transvaginal Mesh Surgeries

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gavel_multidistrict_litigation_settlements_trial_transvaginal_mesh_lawsuitsCarey Danis & Lowe recently reported on the advocacy group, Scottish Mesh Survivors, and their presentation before the Scottish Petitions Committee regarding transvaginal mesh injuries. It appears that the women who presented on behalf of Scottish Mesh Survivors have been heard by the Scottish government.

Health Secretary Alex Neil has ordered to prohibit transvaginal mesh surgical operations in Scotland until more evidence exists to better determine the safety of these products. Secretary Neil mentioned that an independent study would gather safety evidence.

Secretary Neil sympathized with victims of transvaginal mesh in referring to their injuries and suffering as a “hell”.

Carey Danis & Lowe Advocates for Victims

A national law firm that represents individuals and families who have been harmed by defective medical devices, Carey Danis & Lowe is an advocate of victims of transvaginal mesh. Our experienced team of lawyers know of and understand the suffering sustained by women who have received transvaginal mesh implants, and our lawyers are dedicated to providing our expert legal assistance when needed.

If you or someone you love has been injured by transvaginal mesh, Carey Danis & Lowe is here to help. Share your transvaginal mesh story with one of our defective medical device lawyers today.

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