This article published in Scotland’s Sunday Mail newspaper on 24th March 2013 reveals how implants used to treat bladder and prolapse problems could be causing agonising health problems for hundreds of Scots women.
The article by journalist Marion Scott explains how at least fifteen Scots women are pursuing legal advice on compensation claims after enduring agonising side-effects following the surgery.
Shadow health secretary Jackie Baillie has urged for an urgent inquiry into the safety of these pelvic mesh products and is seeking a meeting with Health Secretary Alex Neil to discuss the issue of synthetic implants used in gynaecological surgery. She argues that there should be testing on implants which should be as rigorous as that for drugs.
The article mentions Dr Tom Margolis, one of America’s top specialists, who has performed over 150 mesh removals. He states that vaginal mesh can cause serious complications such as obstructions of the bowel and urethra, nasty infections and major damage to tissue in the vagina, bowel and bladder. He argues that inserting mesh through the vagina, a non-sterile environment, goes against everything surgeons have been trained to do.
The article summarises the five cases of women who have suffered complications from this surgery.
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