*New* Scottish Mesh Survivors Erect Website for Mesh-Injured

//*New* Scottish Mesh Survivors Erect Website for Mesh-Injured

*New* Scottish Mesh Survivors Erect Website for Mesh-Injured

Elaine and Olive, Scottish Mesh Survivors

Elaine and Olive, Scottish Mesh Survivors

The Scottish Mesh Survivors has a newly erected website to solidify the unity of women who are part of the mesh-injured community in Scotland. 

Check it out here.

Elaine Holmes and Olive McIlroy are featured.   They are two of the leaders of the group who petitioned their Scottish Parliament to hold a hearing on the number of pelvic mesh implants in their country and the high number of life-altering complications.

Not only did they raise awareness to the country as a whole, but lawmakers decided to suspend sales of pelvic mesh in the country until an inquiry could determine the number of injured and how this was happening.

National Health Service records show implants could range from 3,000 to as many as 10,000 in the small country.

See Mesh News Desk background stories on the suspension last June here.   Last September, Sunday

Marion Scott, Daily Record and Sunday Mail, Reporter/ Journalist of the Year 2015

Marion Scott, Daily Record and Sunday Mail, Reporter/ Journalist of the Year 2015

Mail journalist Marion Scott reported the use of mesh implants was continuing despite the Health Secretary’s suggestion the use be suspended.  Scott reports eight health boards have ignored the suspension.  She just won Reporter of the Year for her coverage of the mesh calamity.  Yeah Marion!

Read her story here and here.

In February, New Jersey attorney Adam Slater addressed the Parliament on the latest goings on with Ethicon, the largest maker of polypropylene mesh implants.  See story here.

Adam Slater

Adam Slater

Reporter Marion Scott has long made the public aware of  the mesh mess by her exhaustive coverage of the issue.

Congratulations to Scottish Mesh Survivors and Marion Scott for their efforts as an amazing organization that is making things happen!

The Petition, dated May 1, 2014,  “Hear Our Voice”  asks the government to suspend the use of polypropylene transvaginal mesh procedures and initiate a public inquiry on the use of mesh devices from around the world.  They also ask for mandatory reporting of all adverse events by health professionals and to set up an implant register  so AE can be tracked.  Read more at the Petition here.

Click this link to read the full “Scottish Mesh Survivors” petition


By |2015-04-20T11:30:12+00:00April 20th, 2015|Media Reports|3 Comments

About the Author:

I’m National News Editor, Jane Akre and I began Mesh Medical Device News Desk aka Mesh News Desk (MND) in the summer of 2011 just after the Food and Drug Administration issued an explicit warning to the public that complications associated with surgical mesh used for prolapse repair (POP) and incontinence (SUI) are NOT rare! That was the starting point for the litigation you see today and thousands of lawsuits have been filed by women whose lives have been altered, some permanently, by the use of this petroleum-based product.


  1. anonymous April 20, 2015 at 11:35 am - Reply

    congratulations to these ladies and I will pray for them.

  2. Mari April 20, 2015 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    I have so much respect for both Marion Scott and Jane Akre. If justice gets served, it will be these two pioneer and persistent women we owe thanks to. Let us know how we can best support your ongoing efforts.

  3. Olive McIlroy April 20, 2015 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    Thanks Jane we appreciate all that you do. Networking, continually making connections and raising awareness on the possible complications of polypropylene mesh tapes and devices is the way to go. Knowledge is power, thanks to all who support us. Justice will always prevail. Congratulations to Marion Scott awarded Scottish Reporter and Journalist of the year 2015 and to Scottish Sunday Mail our voice is being heard and mesh injured individuals are no longer isolated and unique. Follow me on twitter @MBLacey

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