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Australian court upholds lawsuit against J&J for 'negligent' marketing of pelvic mesh implants
Worldwide, more than two million women have had the mesh products implanted in their bodies.
Women 'dismissed' by doctors over mesh and epilepsy drug fears 'deserve apology'
Irish patient groups call for a State apology and similar inquiries here following the publication of a UK report.
Funding for specialist centres confirmed after 'positive' meeting with vaginal mesh campaigners
The Minister has asked that an independent report be compiled detailing these patients’ experiences in the healthcare system.
Vaginal mesh implants: Women complain of delay in aftercare for severe complications
These surgeries have been suspended until recommendations made by the Chief Medical Officer are implemented.
FDA orders medical device companies to stop selling pelvic mesh
The FDA said it couldn’t assure women that these devices were safe and effective longterm.
Changes to vaginal surgeries as Minister praises women for 'making public their private suffering'
Irish women who have had these surgeries have reported complications like chronic pain, reduced mobility and recurrent infections.
Reports made of controversial laser treatments being offered in place of vaginal mesh devices
The FDA issued a warning about the use of these treatments in July.
Irish professor's research finds failure rate of some vaginal mesh treatments 'unacceptably high'
The use of these devices has been suspended in Ireland pending the results of a review by the Chief Medical Officer.
Ireland to pause use of transvaginal mesh after 'understandable public anxiety'
Thousands of women across the world have suffered complications after having a vaginal mesh device implanted.
HSE tells doctors they must inform women of 'longterm pain' risk before vaginal mesh operations
The notification was issued immediately after a meeting between Minister for Health Simon Harris and women who were affected by vaginal mesh complications.
'A huge win for campaigners': Thousands of vaginal mesh cases to be reviewed in England
Campaigners in Ireland are calling for a similar audit to be carried out here.
'It was cutting my husband during sex': Women with vaginal mesh complications take fight to the Dáil
Today a consultant from Scotland told TDs he stopped doing these procedures in 2014 because he believed the risks outweighed the benefits.
Patients encouraged to report vaginal mesh complications to Irish health watchdog
Some women have described experiencing chronic pain for years after these surgeries.
'It had cut through and was sticking there': Irish women share vaginal mesh horror stories
The devices have been subject to international scrutiny over the last year and Irish women have now started to speak out about complications.
10 items of sunny-day wear we should banish forever
The sun can sometimes bring out the ugly side of our wardrobes.