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Summary of Articles in UK and International Media, Scottish & UK Parliament

Find links to recent media articles (2017) via the Sling the Mesh campaign webpage or Scottish Mesh Survivors media webpage: See below for articles up to July 2014 in the UK media, international media, Scottish Parliament and UK Parliament. UNITED KINGDOM 1 July 2014: Barry and District News: Campaign group look for Wales to follow Scotland’s … Continue reading

News – Evening Times: “I don’t have a life after op’

This news story by Janice Burns appeared in the Evening Times, Glasgow, on 16th December 21014 and describes how a woman was left in constant pain and agony after surgery to address a bladder problem. Ambulance technician Debbie McGeachy is suing NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde for damages after suffering dreadful complications after mesh implant … Continue reading

Sunday Mail, Scotland: Implants used to treat bladder problems could be causing agonising health problems

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 … Continue reading

Meshing with People’s Lives: MHRA and the Mesh Implant Problem

Despite growing and convincing evidence that complications from synthetic mesh implants are not rare and are ruining the lives of many women, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) remain reluctant to fully acknowledge the problem and to act with any real vigour to address the mesh problem adequately.  This is a scandal in … Continue reading

Jury delivers verdict in J&J Prolift Mesh Trial, New Jersey

Victory declared as jury awards over $11 million in Prolift mesh case against Johnson & Johnson A jury finally delivered its verdict on punitive damages after days of deliberation at the end of a month-long trial which came to a close on 28th February 2013. The nine jurors in the New Jersey court awarded $7.76 … Continue reading

MHRA seeks views on the regulation of medical devices

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued a press release on 12th November urging healthcare professionals and the public to give their views on new draft European laws for the regulation of medical devices. The EU proposals are intended to ‘increase transparency, simplification and cooperation between Member States’. It is also hoped that … Continue reading

ABC News, Australia: J&J facing massive class action

A news report in Australia’s ABC News on 16th October 2012 tells how Johnson & Johnson is facing a massive class action which could make legal history in Australia.  The case was filed in the Federal Court on 15th October 2012 and relates to a transvaginal mesh implant for pelvic organ prolapse. The news article … Continue reading

KGUN-TV Arizona news: Mesh Misery – Thousands are suffering. Where are the watchdogs?

This news investigation (9 May 2012) asks whether the current system in the United States is failing to ensure that mesh devices are safe and effective. The article reports that more than 350 thousand women undergo surgery for pelvic floor prolapse in the U.S. every year.  Thousands of those women say the mesh is causing them severe pain and emotional distress and, … Continue reading

British Association of Urological Surgeons to discuss Complications of Sling Surgery

The British Association of Urological Surgeons (BAUS) is planning a session on the complications of sling surgery as part of its Annual Scientific Meeting in Glasgow on 25 – 28 June 2012.  Dr Susanne Ludgate of the MHRA will be discussing tapes for stress urinary incontinence.  Professor Chris Chapple from the Association’s Section of Female, Neurological & Urodynamic Urology thinks it will … Continue reading

NICE Guidance on Urinary Incontinence Out of Date

Out-of-date guidelines are still being used by various government and health organisations.  The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) produced a series of guidelines on urinary incontinence for patients and clinicians in 2006, which are available on the NICE website: Click on link to read NICE Clinical Guideline 40: http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/pdf/CG40NICEguideline.pdf However, in light of recent studies which show … Continue reading

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