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10th November 2013
Revealed: Scots doctors were told to warn patients about mesh surgery risks four years ago
IT has emerged that NHS Scotland were warned of the risks of the controversial surgery in 2009. HEALTH bosses were warned four years ago that patients were not being fully informed of all the risks of controversial mesh surgery.
It has emerged that Scotland’s biggest health authority, NHS Glasgow, were rapped by the Public Services Ombudsman and ordered to review consent processes in 2009.
The warning can be revealed weeks after Health Secretary Alex Neil ordered NHS officials to rewrite consent forms to include information about problems associated with mesh. He said every woman should be given “all the information they need to make informed choices”.
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www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/revealed-scots-doctors-were-told-2715427


27th October 2013
Mesh implant bombshell for health service as leading lawyer claims every woman in Scotland given op can sue NHS
LAWYER Cameron Fyfe is representing 300 women left in agony by the procedure but reckons there could be thousands more due a payout.
EVERY woman in Scotland given a mesh implant can now sue the NHS even if they have not suffered complications, according to a leading lawyer acting for victims.
A law created to compensate workers exposed to asbestos, but who have not yet shown signs of lung disease, is to be used to protect mesh victims.
Lawyer Cameron Fyfe is representing 300 women left in agony after mesh procedures. But he says thousands more who have not suffered complications may also be due a payout
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www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/mesh-implant-bombshell-health-service-2645103


13th October 2013
Revealed: Medical watchdog gives Alex Neil go ahead to introduce safeguard to protect Scottish patients from botched implants
CAMPAIGNERS have urged the health secretary to set up a Scottish register to prevent further scandals such as those caused by mesh, hip or PIP breast implants.
Health Secretary Alex Neil has been told Scotland has the power to introduce its own safeguards to protect patients from botched implants.
The UK medical watchdog, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, have said there is nothing to stop Scotland developing its own register to prevent further scandals such as those caused by mesh, hip or PIP breast implants. But yesterday Neil insisted a UK database was the Scottish Government’s preferred option.
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29th September 2013
Alex Neil orders NHS to warn women of mesh surgery facts after Sunday Mail highlights agonising plight of hundreds of patients
FOLLOWING our campaign revealing the problems encountered by hundreds of women after mesh surgery - Neil ordered revised consent forms and information leaflets for all health boards.
HEALTH Secretary Alex Neil has ordered the NHS to warn women about mesh surgery – after the Sunday Mail highlighted horrific complications suffered by hundreds of patients. Officials will produce revised consent forms and information leaflets within two weeks.
The move follows our campaign revealing how women have been crippled and maimed by polypropylene mesh implanted during surgery meant to help bladder and prolapse problems. Neil made the announcement at a meeting with five victims at Holyrood last week.
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www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/alex-neil-orders-nhs-warn-2319310


12th May 2013
Health secretary Alex Neil pledges to support women left with a legacy of agony as a result of mesh scandal
NEIL met on Tuesday at Holyrood with 14 of the women affected by the health scandal after their plight was revealed by the Sunday Mail.
HEALTH secretary Alex Neil has vowed to help Scotland’s mesh victims after an extraordinary summit at Holyrood last week.
He promised to launch a working group immediately to scrutinise how best to offer support to women who have been left with a legacy of agony and uncertainty after surgery to ease prolapse and bladder problems went wrong.
Neil and Scotland’s deputy chief medical officer Frances Elliot promised the Scottish Government will look at putting all implant operations on a special register – the principal demand of victims whose plight has been revealed by the Sunday Mail.
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www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/health-secretary-alex-neil-pledges-1884255


5th May 2013
Mum reveals how agonising legacy of failed mesh surgery drove her to brink of suicide
KAREN NEIL was left in such pain that she prepared the pills that would end her suffering from the operation that left her incontinent.
A MUM-OF-THREE has revealed how the intense pain caused by disastrous mesh surgery left her on the brink of suicide. Karen Neil was in such agony that she laid out a pile of pills in front of her as she planned her overdose. She claims doctors dismissed her pleas for help and told her she must be imagining the excruciating pain caused by the surgery.
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www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-surgery-scandal-mum-reveals-1870807


28th April 2013
Mesh scandal: Lawyer on why £7m compensation case will not be the last
ATTORNEY Adam Slater won the payout after the life of his client Linda Gross was ruined by the plastic mesh, used to treat prolapse and bladder problems. THE lawyer who won a landmark £7million compensation for a mesh implant victim yesterday said women were not being properly warned of the risks.
Attorney Adam Slater won the huge payout after the life of his client Linda Gross was ruined by the plastic mesh, used to treat prolapse and bladder problems.
In court, he told how a number of internal emails revealed concerns about the safety of the product, which can end up cutting into organs but is difficult – and sometimes impossible – to remove.
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www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-scandal-lawyer-7m-compensation-1858113


14th April 2013
US nurse who won a £10million legal action after botched mesh surgery backs our campaign to help Scots sufferers
LINDA Gross, who underwent almost 20 corrective operations, has spoken out to support hundreds of Scottish victims of the controversial procedure. AN AMERICAN nurse who won almost £10million compensation after her life was destroyed by disastrous mesh surgery yesterday backed the Sunday Mail campaign revealing the plight of hundreds of Scottish victims.
Linda Gross, 47, from South Dakota, has been forced to have 18 further operations after being fitted with a Gynecare Prolift mesh implant.
The operation was supposed to correct pelvic organ prolapse.
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www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/nurse-who-won-10million-legal-1831028K


11th April 2013
Mesh operation victim Lynn Thyne reveals agony in emotional plea to health secretary
THE mum-of-two has penned a letter to health secretary, Alex Neil, detailing the agony she has endured, like many other Scots women due to mesh op.
"YOU don’t know me but my name is Lynn Thyne and I’m one of the many, many Scots women whose lives have been devastated by mesh surgery.
Like many of them, I cannot begin to tell you how let down we feel, disappointed by the people supposed to be looking after us.
I’m a 52-year-old mum of two marvellous teenagers, one of whom has muscular dystrophy with associated learning difficulties who relies on me to enable him to have a healthy and active life.
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www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-operation-victim-lynn-thyne-1825066


31st March 2013
NHS patients want summit with health secretary as they reveal agony after prolapse operations
THE scale of the scandal has become clear after scores of NHS patients contacted the Sunday Mail when we revealed last week the horrendous pain being endured by many surgery victims.
HEALTH Secretary Alex Neil was yesterday urged to meet more than 100 Scots women whose lives have been ruined by plastic mesh used to treat prolapse problems.
The growing scale of the scandal has become clear after scores more NHS patients contacted the Sunday Mail when we revealed last week the horrendous pain being endured by many surgery victims.
We told of the escalating concerns surrounding polypropylene mesh implants used to correct bladder and pelvic floor problems after ops left patients in agony.
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www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/nhs-patients-want-summit-health-1794929


24th March 2013
Revealed: Implants used to treat bladder problems could be causing agonising health problems for hundreds of Scots women
AT least 15 Scots women are pursuing legal advice on compensation claims after enduring agonising side-effects following the surgery.
HUNDREDS of Scots women could be suffering horrendous health problems because of plastic mesh used to treat prolapse and bladder problems.
Growing numbers treated with synthetic tape to support pelvic organs after childbirth and to correct stress incontinence say polypropelene mesh implants caused horrific side effects.
We can reveal that at least 15 Scots women are taking legal advice on compensation claims as experts say the problems could be more widespread than those in earlier scandals surrounding hip transplants and PIP breast implants.
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www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/plastic-mesh-implants-could-causing-1781448


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At this present time we do our own extensive research on this area as I was told from a Medical Professional and on good authority "the medical profession is actually very alert to surgical complications and sadly, investment in research into the area is not regarded as a priority by medical research funding bodies, which seriously hampers our ability to get a true handle on the situation".


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