Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits to Begin in Scotland

//Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits to Begin in Scotland

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits to Begin in Scotland

Photo from Daily Record, UK

Photo from Daily Record, UK

Scotland is taking the mesh mess seriously with that country’s product liability lawyers about to launch the biggest medical claim in Scottish legal history, reports the Daily Record.

Hundreds of victims of transvaginal mesh and their lawyers are preparing to sue not just the implant manufacturers but also the National Health Service (NHS). In Scotland the government covers devastating injuries.

The claims will be the NHS did not adequately warn individuals about the dangers of transvaginal mesh and the alternatives.

Victims want Health Secretary Alex Neil to create a health registry to determine how many women are affected as the true picture has not yet emerged in Scotland.

Marion Scott, reporter

Marion Scott, reporter

Marion Scott has been on this story since its inception. She is a contributor to Mesh News Desk.

Read her story here:


Two U.S. mesh removal doctors added their voices to a recent call by anti-mesh advocates to create a registry in Scotland.

Dr. Michael Thomas Margolis of Bay Area Pelvic Surgery and Dr. Shlomo Raz, a urologist from UCLA added their comments to the proceedings. Dr. Margolis wrote a letter to Minister Alex Neil and DR. Raz commented by email.   Here is the letter.

Dr. Margolis is a surgeon in the area of female pelvic reconstruction. He’s been removing mesh implants since the mid 1990’s and now removes two a week. He reports complications include injuries to the bladder, bowel, blood vessels and vagina.

He told the parliament he’s treated “patients with vaginal mesh erosion, chronic complications of mesh including chronic infection, chronic scarring, chronic pain, morbid disfigurement and loss of function of the vagina.”  Many marriages are ended by the mesh issue, he says.

Dr. Raz reported that partial mesh removals do not work for pain “It must be removed completely. Ultrasound is the only test that shows mesh. No other imaging will show it.”

Here is that story:


By | 2014-01-13T12:40:45+00:00 January 13th, 2014|Media Reports|4 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. Mary G September 27, 2016 at 1:23 am - Reply

    II all sound,s very wonderful but is there any numbers available now, as I suffered greatly since getting an op in 2010 for incontinence and was tied off with that mesh. Well there my nightmare began! Six year,s I suffered greatly and it was,nt until February this year when a wonderful urologist gave me my life back, She was furious when she saw what was inside my bladder and said that she would not let this go and also advised me to get a lawyer who was familiar with these kind of problem,s! Thankyou!

    • Jane Akre September 27, 2016 at 6:16 am - Reply

      Sounds like a wonderful doctor. Please share her name. So glad you found some relief

  2. Khondoker April 27, 2017 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    I had a Tvt in 2009 still continuesely abdominal pain prolapse gone down very sharp pain keeping silence embarrassment to share anyone keep going to toilets more then 20 times using comet chair feeling down everyday life struggle

    • Jane Akre April 27, 2017 at 2:50 pm - Reply

      K- Do you have medical help and a lawsuit? That’s what this litigation is all about. I’m sorry. If you don’t have them, get your medical records and know which type of mesh you have and the manufacturer. This advice applies to everyone in my opinion, though I’m not a lawyer.

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