The Sunday Mail: Women Need to Know, They're Not Being Told

//The Sunday Mail: Women Need to Know, They're Not Being Told

The Sunday Mail: Women Need to Know, They're Not Being Told

The Sunday Mail

The Sunday Mail

April 30, 2013~ Marion Scott of the Sunday Mail reports for MDND on  the news published this past Sunday in the Scottish tabloid newspaper. The article features a full page shot of attorney Adam Slater who was interviewed by Scott.

Slater is the attorney who recently won an award on behalf of mesh victim Linda Gross. The $3.35 million jury award given to Gross and her husband  increased by another $7.76 million in punitive damages against Ethicon, a division of Johnson & Johnson and maker of the Prolift transvaginal mesh.

The trial concluded last February 28. J&J has announced it plans to appeal.

Marion Scott, the Sunday Mail

Marion Scott, the Sunday Mail

With a headline, Women Need to Know this Information, They’re not being told this information,  Scott says:

“As mesh victims prepare to meet with Scotland’s Health Secretary Alex Neil to ask him to bring in new reforms to protect patients from implants that go wrong, Adam Slater the US attorney who won $11million dollars damages for South Dakota nurse Linda Gross, speak out on the warnings that were not passed on.

“In a searing interview, Slater reveals warnings on 28 complications were withheld, and says women need to know so they can make informed choices before considering such surgery.

“He says: “The bottom line now is that we can’t stop the suffering of those who have already undergone procedures that have gone bad. But, by raising awareness, we we can prevent others in the future.”  ”

More images from the four-page story appear below.
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Daily mail scotland newspaper page one
daily mail scotland page two
By | 2013-04-30T23:35:38+00:00 April 30th, 2013|Media Reports|6 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.

6 Comments

  1. Nonie Wideman May 1, 2013 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    please circulate and share this article to raise awareness…..each one teach one concept put into action could save many from harm…….

  2. Joleen Chambers May 1, 2013 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    Where is the U.S. media on this issue of patient harm from failed implanted surgical mesh? I see plenty of bad ads for pharmaceutical companies and implanted medical devices. Is is possible that they have been corrupted by profitable conflict-of-interest? What other explanation is there? An informed public would prevent the harm. Lawsuits are a poor form of ‘justice’.

  3. antonia mcculloch May 2, 2013 at 5:02 am - Reply

    I too suffer from the horrific mesh implant complications, every woman worldwide needs to be told of the complications which are withheld from us.

  4. teresa hughes May 2, 2013 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    Well done to the ladies in Scotland for coming forward and raising more awareness and for highlighting this barbaric operation on women worldwide.

  5. Top_bard May 4, 2013 at 6:16 am - Reply

    Sincere thanks to Jane at MMND and to Marion Scott and her Scottish Sunday Mail Campaign raising awareness on mesh. Thanks to all my brave mashie friends for getting the message out there.

    You can follow this link to view Marion’s articles to date:

    http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/search/simple.do?destinationSectionId=3156&publicationName=dailyrecord&sortString=publishdate&sortOrder=desc&sectionId=3151&articleTypes=news+opinion+advice&pageNumber=1&pageLength=10&searchString=mesh#

  6. teresa hughes May 5, 2013 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    I had mesh removal February 2013 and now I have been told that I have a rare infection called ACIDOVORANS.

    Has anyone else heard of this infection .

    Teresa Hughes http://www.meshiesun itedgroup.co.uk

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