Vaginal mesh implants

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Fears a crackdown on class actions in Australia could let big businesses 'do what they like'
Rebecca Oates, who took part in a vaginal mesh implant class action, says the case was not about money, but bringing about change

Ben Butler

12, Jul, 2020 @5:30 PM

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The Guardian view on a women’s health scandal: under the skin | Editorial
Editorial: An official review of vaginal mesh and medicines in pregnancy reveals systemic weaknesses, and sexism too


12, Jul, 2020 @5:05 PM

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The medical profession has failed when women in agony are dismissed as hysterics | Barbara Ellen
The vaginal mesh scandal betrayed the intimate trust that should exist between doctor and patient, whatever their sex

Barbara Ellen

11, Jul, 2020 @4:30 PM

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Pelvic mesh scandal is what happens when men with power ignore women | Richard Vize
Cumberlege report is a damning reminder of how arrogant, intimidating doctors have suppressed their patients’ views

Richard Vize

10, Jul, 2020 @7:33 AM

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Trust in UK healthcare system 'seriously broken', inquiry finds
Findings of patient safety review say women in particular should switch GPs if unhappy

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

08, Jul, 2020 @5:34 PM

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'I trusted my doctors': the women fighting for justice after medical procedures
An inquiry into the harmful effects of medical treatments prescribed to female patients in England has highlighted a series of scandals

Hannah Devlin

08, Jul, 2020 @4:01 PM

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Denial of women's concerns contributed to decades of medical scandals, says inquiry
Review into vaginal mesh and other products reveals much patient harm was ‘avoidable’

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

07, Jul, 2020 @11:01 PM

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Women's Equality party candidate pulls out of London mayoral race
Mandu Reid will replace Sue Black, who was forced to withdraw after vaginal mesh implant complications

Kate Proctor Political correspondent

16, Feb, 2020 @1:35 PM

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Australian women win landmark vaginal mesh class action against Johnson & Johnson
The case was launched on behalf of 700 women who had pelvic mesh and tape products implanted to treat common complications of childbirth

Christopher Knaus

21, Nov, 2019 @3:00 AM

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Vaginal mesh: new guidelines insufficient, say campaigners
Measures could lead to next generation of women being harmed, says Sling the Mesh

Nicola Davis and agencies

02, Apr, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Government accepts 'debilitating' effects of medical implants
Recognition that commercial interests had trumped patient safety follows Guardian exposé

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

13, Feb, 2019 @12:39 PM

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Pharma giant sold mesh implant despite pain warnings
Exclusive: staff at Johnson & Johnson had concerns it could harden in body, emails show

Hannah Devlin

27, Nov, 2018 @5:34 PM

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