Vaginal Mesh Implant Claims

Have you suffered adverse reactions to vaginal mesh implant surgery? You could make a claim for compensation.

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What are vaginal mesh implants?

Controversy over its safety, and a report by The Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review, has resulted in government suspending the use of vaginal mesh surgery for urinary incontinence.

Also known as urogynaecological mesh or transvaginal mesh, it's a procedure which is most commonly used to treat pelvic organ, such as bladder, prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.

Mesh implants, more generally, are also the NHS-recommended treatment for hernias. They are made of a type of plastic called polypropylene and are net-like structures, often in the form of tape, ribbon and mesh.

Inserted using keyhole or open surgery, they act as a barrier and help repair damaged or weakened tissue by forming a support for the tissue to grow over.

What is the issue?

NHS data suggests one in 15 women will experience problems with vaginal mesh implants, resulting in them having to have more surgery to have them removed.

Typical symptoms include:

  • Pain in the surgical area
  • Pain when walking or running
  • Painful sex
  • Pressure or pulling sensation in the vagina or pelvis
  • Incontinence
  • Constipation – difficulty going to the toilet

I have these symptoms, what should I do?

The symptoms don’t always occur straight after surgery. In some cases it has been years later.

If you are experiencing pain and discomfort and you think it might be due to mesh surgery you have received, the first thing is to seek medical advice as soon as you can. It is best to get advice from a specialist medical professional and your doctor can refer you to one.

They will assess your symptoms and evaluate whether the mesh implant is likely to be the cause of your pain and suffering.

You might also like to get in touch with our specialist solicitors, who will give you free, no-obligation legal advice about medical negligence and your rights.

Can I claim for medical negligence?

Many people are beginning to take medical negligence action against the NHS for the suffering they have experienced due to vaginal mesh implants. We recommend you start exploring your claim as soon as possible, to allow our expert solicitors to help you through this difficult time, with the minimum of fuss and stress.

We understand that claiming may not be the first thing on your mind, as you should take the time to emotionally and physically recover as best as you can. However, for severe injuries to the cervical area, compensation could be as much as £93,500. It does depend on how serious the damage is, as well as the short or long-ranging financial implications.

More about making a claim

I've had problems with vaginal mesh implants - what should I do?

If you have suffered after having implants, then you should contact us at First4Lawyers to make a claim as soon as you are ready to do so.

We'll take the stress out of making a claim, ensuring that you have all the help and assistance you need. You can start your claim online or get in touch through the number at the top of the screen.

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