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Brady meets women injured by mesh

18 October, 2017 - by Mickey Brady

Mickey Brady MP has met with women who’ve suffered from complications from mesh implants in Westminster, following a meeting of the all-party group on surgical mesh implants.

The Newry and Armagh MP said:

“Mesh implants are used as a treatment for various health issues, and many women have received them as an element of their medical treatment.

“But recently many cases have come to light where unforeseen complications resulting from the procedure have left women with debilitating conditions and life altering side effects, including chronic pain. Adverse effects have also been found in some men following similar procedures.  One person hurt by mesh, is one person too many,

“I was deeply moved by the stories of these women today.  This is an issue impacting upon women in my own constituency.  Sinn Féin MLAs recently met with representatives of some of the 200 women who have been adversely affected in the north of Ireland. Sadly, however, this is likely to be the tip of the iceberg of what could be a major public health scandal.

“Due to these complications many patients urgently need a clinical reassessment, and for some further surgical intervention is required.

“We will continue to support patients afflicted by surgical complications. All those affected should have immediate access to the appropriate treatment.

"Sinn Féin is calling for a moratorium on the use of surgical mesh implants and a public inquiry into the use of surgical mesh implants."

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