What is a rectal mesh implant?
A rectal mesh implant is made of polypropylene, a type of plastic, which is one of the options available to strengthen damaged or weakened muscle or tissue. It is usually placed under the urethra or rectum to act as a sling through ventral mesh rectopexy.
Men, women and children receive rectal implants for health issues such as hernias and incontinence.
There are concerns that little or no information about the possible complications from undergoing a ventral mesh rectopexy has been provided to those treated and, in some cases, the information provided has been incorrect.
There are fears that many procedures have been performed by inadequately trained surgeons. Complaints have also been made that surgeons have failed to investigate less intrusive procedures before proceeding with mesh rectopexy.
Patients who have had a mesh rectopexy removal have also experienced problems as well. Unfortunately, the damage can be life-changing and irreversible to the patient.
Complications caused by rectal implants include:
- Chronic pain, especially in the abdomen and pelvic areas;
- Difficulty or inability to walk;
- Bladder perforation;
- Bladder infection;
- Bowel and nerve trauma;
- Mesh erosion or protrusion.
If you have suffered from rectopexy complications, get in touch with Thompsons Solicitors for legal advice on how to make a rectal mesh claim.
Frequently Asked Questions about making a rectal mesh claim
1. What should I do if I’m suffering with health problems after mesh rectopexy?
Thompsons Solicitors strongly advises anyone who thinks they have been injured as a result of a rectal mesh procedure to contact their GP immediately. If your GP concludes that your mesh implant is the cause of your suffering, or if they cannot explain it and you think it’s related to your rectopexy, then Thompsons Solicitors’ medical negligence lawyers can advise whether you can make a rectal mesh claim.
2. Can Thompsons Solicitors help me make a Rectal Mesh implant claim?
Thompsons Solicitors is already supporting many people who have suffered injury as a result of rectal implants.
Our team of experienced medical negligence lawyers will use their extensive legal knowledge to help you secure compensation after suffering ventral mesh rectopexy complications.
We are proud to only ever act for the injured, never insurance companies or defendants something few law firms commit to.
Call us today on 0800 0 224 224 for advice on how to make a rectal mesh claim, or fill in our online claim form.
3. I’m male – can I make a rectal mesh claim with Thompsons Solicitors?
Yes. Mesh implant surgery is performed on women, men and even children. If you have experienced health problems following rectal mesh surgery, you can talk to our medical negligence experts in confidence about the possibility of starting a rectal mesh implant claim.
4. Can I still make a rectal mesh claim for surgery I received years ago?
Yes. Some rectopexy complications have been known to manifest themselves years after insertion of the mesh.
The time limit in medical negligence cases is that it must be started within three years of the day you could have reasonably known that your injury was a result of ventral mesh rectopexy. An example of this is a diagnosis by a GP or any other medical professional. This means that even if you underwent a mesh rectopexy several years ago, and you are only now experiencing pain and discomfort, you could still be eligible to begin a rectal mesh implant claim.
Talk to our lawyers today for more information on how to begin your claim for compensation.
5. Can I still make a medical negligence claim if my rectal mesh surgery was performed at a private hospital?
Yes. Whether your rectopexy was paid for privately or you were referred to a private hopsital by the NHS, you are still able to make a medical negligence claim with us.
6. Do I have to pay to make a rectal mesh claim?
Thompsons Solicitors is always open and transparent about legal fees.
We always recommend clients beginning their rectal mesh compensation claim on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis.
You can learn more about this by visiting our Fees and Payment page. Alternatively, you can speak to one of our legal advisors on 0800 0 224 224.
Our rectal mesh implant clients
Thompsons Solicitors’ medical negligence experts have vast experience in supporting clients across the UK in a range of compensation claims, including those who have been injured by rectal mesh implants.
Read some of our mesh implant clients’ stories below.