Up to 400 women claiming medical negligence compensation over scotland mesh surgery scandal
9th January 2014
As many as 400 women could make medical negligence claims against the NHS in what is expected to be the biggest medical negligence compensation suit Scotland has seen.
The scandal was first exposed in March by the Sunday Mail, and since that time, figures have emerged suggesting 8,077 women have had the mesh implanted. However, the government says that only 2,915 women have undergone the procedure since 2007.
Lawyers are preparing to bring their claims to court in the immediate future. These claims relate to a type of mesh, that can hold internal organs together, particularly those organs around the womb.
However, as the mesh can become hard, expand, cling on to soft tissue and spread across the body, it has caused a range of problems to women with the implants.
Women had the mesh installed for problems such as pelvic organ prolapse or incontinence, but some have allegedly been left paralysed or with other mobility problems and in constant pain as a result of the procedure.
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