New Jersey Attorney Testifies Before Scottish Parliament Regarding Pelvic Mesh Injuries

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Mazie Slater partner, Adam Slater, testifies before the Public Petitions Committee of the Scottish Parliament regarding pelvic mesh medical devices.

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The regulatory authorities and doctors who want to do the right thing simply do not have the full information, and it is my hope that we can help get the truth out so that more women are not injured by these very dangerous pelvic mesh devices.

On February 24, 2015, New Jersey attorney Adam M. Slater, Esq. testified before the Public Petitions Committee of the Scottish Parliament with regard to the severe injuries allegedly suffered by women worldwide due to pelvic mesh medical devices. The Public Petitions Committee is investigating the safety of the pelvic mesh devices, utilized to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, and whether the Scottish health authority should permanently ban the use of these devices in Scotland. The Parliament hearing was attended by members of “Scottish Mesh Survivors,” an organization of victims of severe mesh complications, who filed the petition that caused the proceedings to be initiated.

Click to read coverage of the hearing by the BBC, and Scottish Daily Record:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/scotland-31606508

http://meshcomplications.com/files/2015/03/Mesh-surgery-scandal-US.pdf

Mr. Slater, who represents hundreds of United States women who have allegedly been injured by pelvic mesh devices manufactured by Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson (In re: Pelvic Mesh, Case No. 291), C.R. Bard (In re: Bard Litigation, Case No. 292), and others, and was lead trial counsel for the first trial against Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon (Gross v. Ethicon, et al, ATL-L-6966-10), resulting in an $11.1 million verdict, stated: “The mesh injured women who have petitioned the Scottish government to permanently remove pelvic mesh devices from hospitals are very brave, and they deserve the support of all right-minded people who are aware of the devastating injuries they have suffered due to these devices. It was quite gratifying to have the opportunity to speak on their behalf and to provide some of the critical information that the medical device manufacturers simply do not provide to the regulatory authorities, doctors, and especially to patients.”

According to an article published in the February 24, 2015 issue of the Scottish Daily Record, Slater testified that the manufacturers failed to disclose the full scope of the risks and the consequences of the complications, the manufacturers’ manipulation of professional societies, medical journals, and the results of clinical studies, and the significant underreporting of pelvic mesh complications that has been well documented in the medical literature, including a study published by urogynecologists at the Mayo Clinic. Mr. Slater commented: “The regulatory authorities and doctors who want to do the right thing simply do not have the full information, and it is my hope that we can help get the truth out so that more women are not injured by these very dangerous pelvic mesh devices.”

Mr. Slater is a partner in the Roseland, New Jersey law firm of Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman, LLC, and has been appointed co-liaison counsel for more than 7,000 pelvic mesh cases filed in the State of New Jersey against Ethicon and Johnson & Johnson. Mr. Slater represents women from all over the United States, and can be contacted via email at aslater@mskf.net, or by telephone at 973-228-9898.

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