Surgeons have been criticised for failing to report mesh implant problems, which for years has hidden the scale of suffering, in what is being called the biggest health disaster since Thalidomide.
A vaginal mesh implant was trialled on just 31 women and a few sheep before it was launched in hospitals across Britain, Panorama is set to reveal.
Campaigners are celebrating after health chiefs in the UK and Australia announced vaginal mesh implants to fix prolapse are to be banned.
Mesh is a growing global problem yet women are struggling to get the care they need if they suffer, a Parliamentary think tank heard this week.
The NHS have duped thousands of women into believing the most common incontinence mesh operation is safe, by not adding loss of sex life into its risk figures, campaigners say.
A surgeon has told how he advised medical guideline experts that mesh was risky as long ago as 2003 - but they ignored him.
Mesh implants are the third major medical device disaster in the last decade, a bioengineer has warned, as campaigners wept on hearing that the growing controversy is to be debated in Parliament.
A landmark study shows one in ten women suffer problems after having the most commonly used mesh operation given to hundreds of patients every year on the NHS.
A three year report into surgical mesh, that treats problems often caused by childbirth, has been slammed by an MP and branded a whitewash by women across the UK.
One in three women could be suffering in silence with mesh implant problems in a women’s health scandal that has been called the biggest disaster of our time.
A worrying number of doctors do not understand mesh implant surgery complications so will not know what to do if a woman presents with problems - which can be years later, according to a survey.
A health watchdog body, set up to protect patients, has admitted it wants to “avoid media attention on mesh.”
A women’s operation using mesh implants is up to nine times riskier than warned about in patient safety leaflets in hospitals across England, according to new figures.
Surgical mesh used in hospitals across Cambridgeshire looks set to be reclassified to a higher risk medical device under plans to improve patient safety.
The true scale of the risk of surgical mesh to treat women’s incontinence and prolapse remains a mystery amid findings from America that say up to almost 40 per cent of women suffer injuries from the hooked instruments used to implant it.