Lawyers are preparing for the biggest medical claim in Scottish history, as 400 victims of transvaginal mesh implant injuries prepare to sue manufacturers. Politicians and patients have also criticized the National Health Service, which originally stated that only 6 women had been injured by the mesh devices.
Scottish government figures show several thousand women have received transvaginal mesh implants to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence since 2007. Medical experts have warned that it can take years for transvaginal mesh side effects to occur.
Women who received the transvaginal mesh devices have complained of severe side effects, including pain, internal bleeding and tissue damage. Hundreds of women in Scotland have had to undergo revision surgery to correct complications due to transvaginal mesh implants.