Slater Addresses Scottish Parliament Committee

//Slater Addresses Scottish Parliament Committee

Slater Addresses Scottish Parliament Committee

Adam Slater, Mazie, Slater

Adam Slater, Mazie, Slater

The Scottish Parliament’s Public petitions Committee have confirmed that our long awaited meeting with US Solicitor Adam Slater presenting his video-link evidence against transvaginal mesh devices and the manufacturers will be on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 10:00 am in Edinburgh. 

The MHRA and European Commission have also been invited to participate. It has been decided by the Committee that only one petition will be considered on the day.  Here is the petition:

Lase June, women injured by pelvic mesh petitioned the Scottish government to have polypropylene pelvic mesh procedures suspended until that country could determine how many women are being injured by the mesh and the procedure. Health Secretary Alex Neil said he did not want to risk any more injuries. Since then, government officials have back tracked and indicated they may not enforce a ban.  See the story here.

Citizens of Scotland have a way to directly petition the government and call for an inquiry.     Additionally, the media, led by reporter Marion Scott, have been much more responsive to this story carrying banner headlines in the country.  Scotland became the first country to suspend sales of transvaginal mesh.

See a story here:

Learn More:

Page One Sunday Mail, June 22, 2104 –  “Cheers and Tears as Health Secretary Suspends Operations”

Page TwoSunday Mail, June 22, 2014 –  “Health Secretary on Why He Suspended Mesh”

Watch the entire hearing on BBC Democracy Live here.



By | 2015-02-12T15:52:46+00:00 February 12th, 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. Disgusted February 14, 2015 at 5:21 am - Reply

    Bravo! Adam Slater, I am encouraged that you will be able to present evidence publicly. It is awesome that in Scotland the petitioners can be heard and taken seriously. Do we have any such way of communication in the US?

    • Jan Urban February 14, 2015 at 4:25 pm - Reply

      All Communications asking for an investigation that I have read , written or called regarding Pelvic Mesh to our Federal, State, Governments, Regulators, Media have failed for the most part with no acknowledgement 99.9% of the time.

  2. Diane Elliott February 26, 2015 at 11:01 am - Reply

    Thank you ADAM SLATER! HAL LEWIS! ALSO MY ATTORNEY’S! We may not like what is happening, but it seems we are being heard. PRAY ! PRAY! PRAY!

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