International Media Headlines on Mesh Mess

Jane Akre
July 24, 2017

Kath Sansom at July 18 2017 rally at parliament, BBC video

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 24, 2017 ~ Unlike the U.S., the media in UK and AU have been making the mesh mess front page news. Here are some of the headlines recently.

SKY News coverage is here on an alleged cover up by the UK regulatory body concerning the under reporting of mesh implant complications.

BBC video is here about the rally at Parliament, July 18, 2017.

The Guardian here, Senior Doctors call for an inquiry into vaginal mesh surgery in the UK. They compare it thalidomide.

BBC video

From the Daily Mail- “I told my husband he could sleep with someone else, here, is the story of a 43-year-old mother of three who can no longer have sexual relations because of her transvaginal mesh implant.

Cat Lee, Daily Mail, July 20

From Michael West, Sydney AU, Journalist and Assoc. Professor with Sydney Democracy Network,,
here, how J&J cut its risk in vaginal mesh lawsuit, July 20, 2017. Reports on how J&J and its auditor reduced accounting disclosures and transparency, in essence reducing its exposure to medical negligence lawsuits. Basically the company has reduced the pool of assets which can be attached in a legal claim. Previously there were seven J&J companies that guaranteed each others’ debts. J&J is a $71 billion a year company.

From Western Australia here women say they have been experimented on like guinea pigs. There will be a Senate inquiry on pelvic mesh August 25th in Perth, Australia.

CBS News Australia, here, on the trial of more than 700 Australian women in a class action lawsuit begins Tuesday, July 4. In the U.S. that’s Independence Day! Shine Lawyers represents the group in a trial expected to take 6 months.

The Herald AU, here, Compares mesh to child sexual abuse.

The Herald, Mesh implant Doc, Richard Reid goes sailing, by Joanne McCarthy, July 21, 2017. In her article, here, McCarthy states Dr. Reid is under investigation by two state health departments and eight women are suing him for damages and he is going before regulators in Australia in December. So Dr. Reid is sailing in the Philippines. He was also sued after working in Michigan for 19 yr.

MND has more background on Dr. Reid here. ###

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