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Scotland’s Sunday Mail: Scottish women may be able to sue NHS

In the latest article by Marion Scott of the Sunday Mail, lawyer Cameron Fyfe, who is representing 300 women suffering complications, argues that every woman in Scotland given a mesh implant can now sue the NHS even if they have not suffered complications. A law which was devised to  compensate workers exposed to asbestos, but … Continue reading

Sunday Mail (Scotland): Mesh operation victim reveals agony in emotional plea to Health Secretary

A woman who has suffered appalling complications following mesh surgery has made an emotional plea in a letter to the Health Secretary which was published in the Sunday Mail on 7th April 2013. In this third article on pelvic mesh by journalist Marion Scott, we hear the story of Lynn Thyne who suffered unwanted complications … Continue reading

What can I do about the use of mesh?

If you have suffered complications from mesh surgery, or if you are simply concerned about the use of mesh to treat stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse, there are a number of ways you can speak out and help to prevent harm from these medical devices happening to women. (1) If you feel you did not receive adequate information on … Continue reading

The Problem with TVT Surgery

TVT – What is it? TVT (or Tension-Free Vaginal Tape) is a woven polypropylene mesh designed to support the mid-urethra to prevent stress incontinence.  The mesh strip is a permanent implant which is inserted transvaginally under the urethra to provide extra support during times of increased abdominal pressure such as when coughing or sneezing.   Many UK NHS hospitals use the Gynecare TVT retropubic tape which is manufactured by Ethicon, a subsidiary … Continue reading

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