MEDICAL PRODUCT LIABILITY Primodos Primodos and other forms of Hormone Pregnancy Tests (HPT) were pills given to women in between 1956 and 1978 by GPs to test for pregnancy. These hormone-based drugs worked by triggering a period if the woman was not pregnant and replaced urine-based samples as a faster way to obtain results. These […]

Transvaginal Mesh

MEDICAL PRODUCT LIABILITY TRANSVAGINAL MESH   Urogynaecological meshes (known as ‘transvaginal meshes’ or ‘TVM’) are used to treat women suffering from medical conditions, such as pelvic organ prolapse, which are particularly common after childbirth. The aim of the mesh is to give support to weakened organs and to repair damaged tissues and fitting it requires […]



MEDICAL PRODUCT LIABILITY ESSURE An estimated 100,000 women in the UK have been fitted with an Essure implant, a device manufactured by the multinational pharmaceutical company, Bayer. The implant, which was available on the NHS and administered in just 15 minutes in GP surgeries, was offered women a ‘non-surgical alternative’ to traditional sterilisation methods. It […]