Martha Salazar, an American mesh patient, was recently awarded £60 million in mesh implant compensation at court in Dallas, Texas. The court heard that Boston Scientifics’ Obtryx implant was faulty and had not been properly tested by the manufacturer. This follows a payout of £3 million which was awarded to Jo Huskey of West Virginia after a faulty TVT-O mesh implant caused her pain and suffering.
These mesh implant compensation payouts have led both victims and politicians to call for a criminal probe to be launched against the manufacturers by the Scottish Government. Neil Findlay, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, commented, “These cases are proof, if any further evidence is needed given the hundreds of women injured here, that the mesh scandal is shaping up to be a very big issue for Scotland’s NHS.”
Mesh operations were suspended in March by Health Secretary Alex Neil, whilst an independent safety review is carried out, following a campaign by the Sunday Mail revealing the agony many women have gone through after receiving mesh implants to treat bladder problems and incontinence.
Receiving compensation for medical negligence
The mesh implant cases are just one example of what can happen if implants and other medical devices are not properly tested before being used. The fault here lies with the manufacturers, and their negligence and failure to test their devices has led to pain, suffering and inconvenience for the women involved. If you have been similarly affected by an implant or other medical device which has not functioned the way it should, claiming compensation may be an option for you. It’s important to act quickly, as there is usually a three year time limit in place to make a claim for compensation, so you should get in touch with a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to explore your options.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we’ve helped hundreds of people claim compensation for medical negligence, and we can help you too. Why not call today to speak to one of our professional personal injury lawyers, who can offer confidential, no-obligation advice, whatever your situation. We’re endorsed by our patron, UK consumer champion and TV personality Esther Rantzen, and accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, so you know we’ll deal with your claim for compensation efficiently and professionally. It’s free to call us and we will usually be able to tell you within 30 seconds whether or not you have a viable claim. Or why not take the 30-second test on our website right now, to see how much you could claim?
Date Published: October 8, 2014
Author: David Brown