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Scotland’s Health Minister Apologizes to Transvaginal Mesh Victims

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

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.

Carey Danis & Lowe fights for victim rights.

If you or someone you love has suffered pain or complications from mesh implants, please call us at 800.721.2519. Carey Danis & Lowe attorneys have the experience and knowledge to provide successful legal representation in medical liability cases.

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Vaginal Mesh Compared to Asbestos

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Boston Scientific Ordered to Release Defective Transvaginal Mesh DocumentsBoston Scientific Ordered to Release Defective Transvaginal Mesh DocumentsMembers of the Scottish Parliament’s petition committee recently received evidence from an American lawyer, which included the comparison of transvaginal mesh devices to asbestos. The BBC quoted the lawyer as saying that asbestos was once considered “to be a wonderful invention for a long time and now everybody in the world knows it’s something you wouldn’t want to go near”.

In the lawyer’s analogy, vaginal mesh can now be held in the same light.

The Scottish Parliament’s committee is currently deliberating on whether to discontinue the use of transvaginal mesh. In 2014, the Scottish health secretary at the time, Alex Neil, expressed his belief in terminating use of transvaginal mesh.

As the committee has not issued a final ruling on the matter, transvaginal mesh operations are still being carried out in the country.

The team of transvaginal mesh lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe are eager to know how the Scottish Parliament’s petition committee rules on the matter of transvaginal mesh products.

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Carey Danis & Lowe is a national law firm that currently represents women who have been severely injured by transvaginal mesh. Our defective medical device lawyers work diligently to recover losses for our clients whose lives have been forever changed by transvaginal mesh.

We encourage anyone who has suffered from a transvaginal mesh complication to contact our law offices today. During a free, no obligation case evaluation, one of our attorneys will walk you through your legal options, compensation eligibility, and how to file a vaginal mesh lawsuit.

You can reach Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or by submitting a confidential personal injury claim form.