FDA Halts Surgical Mesh Sales in USA

Posted on April 24, 2019

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned the sale and distribution of surgical mesh products in the United States effective immediately. This decision comes in the wake of an increasing number of mesh-related lawsuits and negative reports about the products commonly used to repair transvaginal and pelvic related health issues. In 2016, the FDA reclassified surgical mesh products while communicating the safety risks involved. These actions led to a decline in mesh sales
According to experts at the University of Oxford, the risks of Primodos were not properly assessed by Government review. Primodos, the hormone pregnancy test pill available for use from 1956 until it was withdrawn from the market in 1978, has been linked to the malformation of newborn children. The medical and healthcare products regulation agency (MHRA) oversaw an Expert Working Group review of the drug and claimed it did not find a causal link between
A Bristol surgeon, Mr Anthony Dixon- General and Colorectal Surgeon was suspended in 2017 and had restrictions placed on his licence, further to concerns being raised by patients about unnecessary surgeries that were done by him and surgeons trained by him. Mr Dixon, began using artificial mesh to elevate prolapsed bowels (where the bowel protrudes from the anus), often caused by childbirth. The symptoms of which can be, pain during bowel movements, awareness of something

Pause on Vaginal Mesh Lifted

Posted on April 2, 2019

Health watchdog NICE has recently announced that vaginal mesh implants could once again be offered on the NHS, provided specific conditions are met. In 2018, the use of vaginal mesh implants was paused in the UK due to patient safety issues. Vaginal mesh surgery was paused due to thousands of complaints from women reporting problems with chronic pain, ability to walk, have intercourse, or attend work as a result of their surgery. Under NICE recommendations,

The rise of cyber and data breach cases

Posted on January 30, 2019

On the same day that BA announced that 380,000 of its customers had potentially been affected by a breach involving website and app customer data, SPG Law, announced the launch of a group compensation claim against the airline based on Article 82 of the GDPR. The website was created within hours of the breach being announced to help advertise its services. A ‘no win, no fee’ claim will be brought by way of a Group