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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits to Begin in Scotland

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Scotland is taking the mesh mess seriously with that country’s product liability lawyers about to launch the biggest medical claim in Scottish legal history, reports the Daily Record. Hundreds of victims of transvaginal mesh and their lawyers are preparing to sue not just the implant manufacturers but also the National Health Service (NHS). In [continue reading…]

Scotish new headline on mesh

Scotland's Health Secretary Calls for More Regulation and Informed Consent over Mesh

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

The Daily Record– the newspaper of Scotland – reports that due to front page headline reports by its sister publication, The Sunday Mail, the country’s Health Secretary, Alex Neil, is calling for tougher regulations concerning transvaginal mesh and more informed consent. The Sunday Mail, and reporter Marion Scott, have done a series of hard-hitting [continue reading…]

Marion Scott, reporter Scotland's Sunday Mail

Scotland’s Transvaginal Mesh Campaign Gains Steam

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Scotland is taking some major steps that will allow women injured by transvaginal mesh to sue the manufacturers. The Scottish Parliament set up a transvaginal mesh working group last May and that country’s health minister has ordered the National Health Service to warn woman about transvaginal mesh surgery. Marion Scott’s series of reports in [continue reading…]

The Sunday Mail

Transvaginal Mesh Warnings to be Strengthened in Scotland at the Urging of Mesh-Injured

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Scotland is making changes in the way the public is warned about transvaginal mesh. The Scottish Parliament set up a transvaginal mesh working group in May 2013. Last week the TVM working group met with the Minister for Health and Well Being. Scotland’s Health Minister Alex Neil has ordered the National Health Service to [continue reading…]

Bard Ventralex hernia mesh

Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Filed in West Virginia Court

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Rosemary S. Roberts has filed a negligence lawsuit against C.R. Bard for injuries she suffered from the hernia mesh implanted in her in 2004 reports the West Virginia Record. It was filed August 22 in Kanawha Circuit Court in Charleston, West Virginia, the same city where more than 30,000 lawsuits have been filed alleging  [continue reading…]

Prolift, Medtech Marketing

When the Sales Rep is in the Operating Room

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

One of our very smart readers,  Jade, brought this article to my attention.  Imaging your doctor learning about a new medical device in a weekend cadaver clinic. Then image your doctor being schooled on use of the device, how to implant it for example, with the sales rep in the operating room along with [continue reading…]

Teresa and David Sawyer

TVT-NO Founders Radio Interview on the Struggle to Help Others

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Teresa and David Sawyer of Ohio talk to DrugWatch Radio about how they established their nonprofit organization TVT-NO after Teresa received a Gynecare TVT Bladder Sling. She is still suffering. Teresa calls mesh a “genocide on women.” She and David talk about the FDA’s failure to protect the public, what women are being told [continue reading…]

Michelle Koski, MD

Survey: Transvaginal Mesh Advertising Frightens Patients

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

May 28, 2013 ~ Medscape Medical News reports that all of those ads you see on television warning about the complications from transvaginal mesh are worrying women and raising a red flag about whether it is a viable option, but not scaring them away.  Story is here. Women from two urology and urogynecolocy clinics [continue reading…]

CBC protesters

Saskatchewan Protest Over Mesh

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

May 11, 2013 ~ A group gathered outside a Saskatoon City Hospital Saturday to bring awareness to the dangers of polypropylene surgical mesh. Synthetic mesh is often used as a first-line treatment for incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse (POP) however the women who have had the treatment want to warn others away from that [continue reading…]

Marion Scott

Scotland's The Sunday Mail: The Pain is All in Your Head

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

  May 8, 2013 ~ by MARION SCOTT~As Scotland’s mesh victims go to parliament to meet with Health Secretary Alex Neil, one mum reveals how she planned to take her own life after doctors told her the pain was all in her head. Karen Neil’s courageous account of how mesh implants drove her to [continue reading…]

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