Pelvic mesh death horrifies consumer health groups campaigning for total mesh ban

By Joanne McCarthy
Updated January 3 2018 - 12:27am, first published December 20 2017 - 6:30pm
Close: Alison Blake and daughter Leesa Tolhurst. Mrs Blake committed suicide in June, 2015 after multiple pelvic mesh surgery operations that left her with severe and disabling pain, and unable to urinate without a catheter.

ALISON Blake took her own life in June 2015 only two weeks after a doctor told her nothing could be done to ease her pain or address the devastating consequences of pelvic mesh device surgery.  

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