Scotland leads the way in UK Mesh Law

A new law introduced in Scotland may become a major breakthrough for women affected by vaginal mesh products.

Applying the principles of existing Scottish asbestos rules, women fitted with mesh patches will not have to show symptoms in order to claim damages.

The significance of this is huge, not only because the physical consequences of vaginal mesh can take years to develop, but because negligence claims usually centre on actual damage caused, making it difficult to claim before harm has been suffered. This new law suggests that some UK legislators are beginning to see the full extent of the risk posed by mesh devices.

We have written a detailed article on the implications of vaginal mesh in the UK, published at the Medical Device News Desk.

If you would like to discuss a claim relating to medical devices such as vaginal mesh or tape, you can contact us for free, for discreet, impartial advice.