Scottish health minister Alex Neil has today (17th June 2014) ordered the suspension of the use of transvaginal mesh implants being used in the NHS in Scotland.
This move has been welcomed by campaign groups representing women who’s lives have been blighted by the use of mesh implants.
The health secretary said his suspension request extended to both tension free vaginal tape (TVT) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) procedures.
The intervention in Scotland where the procedure is carried out on 1500 women a year follows an investigation by the Euorpean Union into the use of transvaginal mesh implants to treat women.
At Lampkin & Co Solicitors we represent a growing number of women who have been seriously affected by problems arising from the use of mesh implants in their treatment and offer a free factsheet to women who think they may have been affected. We are able to help and advise and would ask any women based in England who have symptoms related to mesh implants to get in touch.
Donna Hodge, lead solicitor or the vaginal mesh team is delighted at the news of Government level intervention “I am very troubled by the harrowing circumstances facing my clients who have serious injuries from defective mesh implants and now that this has been recognised by the European Union and the Government in Scotland I am hopeful that the use of these dangerous products will be suspended world wide” stated Donna Hodge.