Free Case Evaluation
Connect
With Us

Scotland’s Daily Record Reports on Reckless Charges by US Attorney to US Mesh Makers

elaine holmes and olive mcllroyMesh News Desk, February 21, 2016 ~ While it is across the ocean the Daily Record and Sunday Mail (here) and Scottish reporter Marion Scott continues to follow the mesh controversy in the U.S. – more closely than any mainstream US media.  This Sunday, Scott follows the Carlino trial that just concluded in Philadelphia witha $13.5 million jury verdict for Sharon Carlino.

Scott points out that this was the first trial for the TVT made by Ethicon, a division of Johnson & Johnson.  The TVT (transvaginal tape) is one of the most used in Scotland and Scott writes these plaintiff positive outcomes may be giving hope to the hundreds of women in Scotland who have filed similar actions against mesh makers in that country.  Daily mail scotland newspaper page one

Carlino’s attorney Shanin Specter told jurors in Philadelphia that Ethicon had been “beyond reckless.” Adam Slater, said: “This trial shows that these damages are meaningful to jurors. The manufacturers have completely failed to convince the jury that the injuries caused by this mesh are mild or acceptable.”

Ethicon faces at least 42,400 product liability cases around the world for its family of pelvic meshes used in women to treat prolapse and incontinence.

BBC

BBC, Pelvic Mesh Hearing, Scottish Parliament Committee, June 2014

It was the work of Scottish Mesh Survivors’ Hear Our Voice campaign that spoke directly to Parliament and prompted a safety review of pelvic meshes.  Last October, the country’s health secretary said three of four mesh devices will no longer be routinely used in hospitals.

The TVT will only be used as a last resort after a multi-disciplinary consultation.

Marioin Scott, Reporter of the Year, April 2015

Marioin Scott, Reporter of the Year, April 2015

Marion Scott was awarded as Reporter of the Year in 2015 in her country for her unrelenting front page stories of mesh injured women who took their awareness campaign to the Parliamentary committee.

In Scotland, lawyer Cameron Fyfe represents nearly 400 women in  civil actions against mesh makers. Scott reports it is the biggest civil court action Scotland has ever seen.  #

 

 

 

LEARN MORE:

Legal Intelligencer on the Carlino trial, Feb. 20, 2016 

http://www.thelegalintelligencer.com/id=1202750224437/Pelvic-Mesh-and-Risperdal-Trials-Show-Punitive-Damages-Impact?slreturn=20160121224638

 

 

3 Comments

  1. Kitty says:

    We are screwed This is a Holocaust. Have any Holocaust survivors seen Justice?

    • Jane Akre says:

      Yes they have. Christine Scott was finally paid…. and we have an appeals court looking at the Linda Gross case tomorrow, Tuesday. She was awarded $11.1 million by a New Jersey jury in 2013… so slowly…. it is happening.

  2. kitty says:

    Thank u Jane. I forgot to mention the two

    Victims from the USA

    .

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*

© 2016 - 2017 Mesh Newsdesk. All rights reserved.
This is a Sundown Legal Marketing law firm website.