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Transvaginal Mesh Complications
Medical Negligence & Transvaginal Mesh Complications
If you have experienced complications as a result of vaginal mesh implants you may be entitled to compensation.
Transvaginal mesh is a synthetic mesh that can help repair damaged and weak tissue by supporting the target area and has been successfully used to treat hernias. However in the 2000’s mesh was introduced as a faster and cheaper way of treating Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence.
Due in part to the lack of long term data on the effect of mesh on the body, the Royal College and NICE stated that transvaginal mesh was only to be used as a last resort. However, despite this guidance, many patients were not informed that other, safer options were available.
It is believed that there has been around 100,000 transvaginal mesh surgeries in the UK. NHS data suggests that 1 in 15 women with mesh implants require surgery to have it extracted due to complications. These complications can vary from urinary tract infections to organ perforation and nerve damage. Further, in some patients it is not possible to remove the mesh due to its condition leading to life changing and irreversible side effects.
Many patients find it frustrating that all of this could have been avoided if they were informed of the risks and if the products were tested over a longer period of time. Disappointingly, when some patients raised concerns with their surgeons that they were experiencing side effects these were dismissed and they were informed that their symptoms could not have occurred as a result of the mesh implant.
If you have been affected by these issues please contact our specialist solicitors today for a free, no obligation assessment of your claim. We are able to offer No Win, No Fee agreements in respect of these claims which means that you do not need to worry about large legal bills.
As there are strict time limits regarding bringing claims, it is important that you speak to one of our specialist solicitors on 0121 355 0011 as soon as possible, or complete the online form attached, and we will contact you.