Scotland's Health Secretary Seeks Mesh Implant Suspension

Law360, New York (June 18, 2014, 7:36 PM EDT) -- Scotland's health secretary on Wednesday sought a temporary halt in the use of the controversial pelvic mesh products that are the subject of widespread litigation in the U.S. for their alleged potential to cause chronic pain and other serious injuries.

Scotland's Health Secretary Alex Neil has asked Scotland's National Health Service to consider suspending the use of the devices, saying he is planning to establish an independent review of the products, according to a statement Wednesday by the Scottish government.

Neil made the request while speaking at a hearing before the Scottish Parliament, which was considering a petition by two women...

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