Vaginal Mesh Claims
If you have suffered complications from a vaginal mesh implant, then you could be entitled to vaginal mesh compensation.
While mesh implants have been widely used across the UK for many years, there have been extensive reports of numerous health complications such as debilitating pain, bleeding and difficulty walking following vaginal mesh surgery.
The safety of these implants is now in question, with many victims claiming they were inadequately informed about the possible complications associated with mesh implants and some surgeons being accused of unnecessarily performing procedures without considering less harmful or invasive treatments.
Thompsons Solicitors has a number of specialist mesh lawyers who are currently acting on behalf of over 400 clients in vaginal mesh lawsuits.
How can Thompsons Solicitors help me make a vaginal mesh claim?
Thompsons Solicitors is already helping many people who have suffered injury make a mesh claim as a result of vaginal implants. Our team of exceptional medical negligence lawyers, who also took on hundreds of cases against disgraced breast cancer surgeon, Ian Paterson, will use their extensive legal knowledge to help you secure vaginal mesh compensation after suffering a mesh implant injury.
We are proud to only ever act for the injured and never for insurance companies or defendants - something few law firms commit to.
It’s important to get expert support as soon as possible after a medical negligence injury. Call our specialists on 0800 0 224 224 for specialist legal advice on making a TVT mesh claim, or complete our free online claim form.
Our Vaginal Mesh Solicitors
Thompsons Solicitors is already helping many people who have suffered injury as a result of vaginal implants. If you’re ready to talk about your case, one of our lawyers would be happy to help.Call us on 08000224224
National Co-ordinator for Mesh Litigation
Madeleine is a senior medical negligence solicitor who leads the firm's mesh claims department.
Principal Medical Negligence Lawyer
Medical negligence specialist Tony has significant experience of mesh claims.
National Head of Clinical Negligence Group Actions
Linda Millband is Thompsons Solicitors’ leading clinical negligence lawyer.
Principal Medical Negligence Lawyer
Clare Jones is a highly-regarded senior lawyer who supervises colleagues in the clinical negligence department.
Medical Negligence Lawyer
Lisa has eight years of legal experience and has run many cases related to vaginal mesh.
Medical Negligence Lawyer
Alexandra Scott is an experienced medical negligence solicitor.
Frequently asked questions about making a vaginal mesh claim
Since 2013, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines have stated that it is necessary to offer physiotherapy and other less invasive treatments prior to offering vaginal mesh.
Without being made aware of the potential side effects and alternatives, a patient cannot give informed consent to a mesh procedure.
You may be entitled to medical negligence compensation if:
- You have experienced negative effects following a mesh implant;
- You believe you were not adequately warned of the potential risks and/or were not offered any alternative treatments; and
- You can show that you would have taken a different treatment, or indeed no treatment at all, if you had been given this information at the time.
Thompsons Solicitors urges anyone who thinks they have been injured as a result of a vaginal mesh procedure to contact their GP immediately to determine the cause of pain.
If your GP or another medical expert concludes that your mesh implant is the cause of your suffering, or even if your pain is unexplained, Thompsons Solicitors’ mesh lawyers can help investigate whether you can secure vaginal mesh compensation.
Yes. Some complications have been known to manifest themselves years after insertion of the mesh.
The time limit for making vaginal mesh claims is within three years of the date you could have reasonably known that your injury was a result of medical negligence. The clock would start ticking, for example, following a diagnosis by a GP or any other medical professional that mesh is the cause of your problems. This means that, even if you underwent a mesh procedure and you are only now experiencing pain and discomfort, you could still be eligible to make a vaginal mesh claim.
Talk to our mesh lawyers today for more information on how to begin your claim for vaginal mesh compensation.
Yes. Many vaginal mesh implant surgeries have been performed in private hospitals.
Thompsons Solicitors has successfully secured significant compensation in medical negligence claims against private healthcare providers.
Vaginal mesh is inserted by medical professionals to treat health issues such as incontinence, prolapse and hernias. It is usually placed under the urethra to act as a sling through vaginal procedures, including TVT (tension-free vaginal tape) mesh surgery.
There are concerns that little or no information about mesh surgery complications has been provided to those treated and, in some cases, the information provided was incorrect.
There are fears that many of the surgeons that carried out the procedures were inadequately trained surgeons. Surgeons have also been criticised for failing to investigate less intrusive procedures before proceeding with vaginal mesh surgery. Problems can also occur when defective mesh implants are removed. The damage can be life-changing and irreversible.
Complications reported include:
- Chronic pain, especially in the abdomen and pelvic areas
- Difficulty or inability to walk
- Bladder perforation
- Bladder infection
- Vaginal erosion or scarring
- Bowel and nerve trauma
- Mesh erosion or protrusion.
If you think you have suffered complications following your mesh surgery, get in touch with Thompsons Solicitors for advice on how to make a vaginal mesh claim.
There are three different types of vaginal mesh implant used to treat incontinence:
- Tension-free Vaginal Tape (TVT)
- Tension-free Vaginal Transobturator Tape (TVT-O)
- Transobturator Tape (TOT).
There is also another type of vaginal mesh implant called Transvaginal Mesh (TVM), which is used to treat prolapse.
All of these mesh implants can have unpleasant side effects, therefore it is important that patients are given detailed information and offered alternative treatments before undergoing mesh surgery.
Historically, TVT-O and TOT also had less clinical evidence of their potential effectiveness than TVT. This should have been made clear to patients before they received TVT-O or TOT mesh.
Praise from the Legal 500
Thompsons Solicitors was ranked a Tier 4 Clinical Negligence firm by the Legal 500's 2020 directory: "Thompsons Solicitors LLP is a leading law firm for cases involving mesh implants, particularly vaginal mesh implants."
How to start a vaginal mesh lawsuit with Thompsons Solicitors
We understand that beginning a mesh claim can be daunting, but our sympathetic and specialist mesh lawyers are here to listen and help make the process as easy and stress-free as possible for you.
We’ve helped hundreds of thousands of people make successful medical negligence claims since our founding in 1921, and we can help you too.
In this factsheet you will find information about TVT surgery and how to make a medical negligence claim with Thompsons Solicitors if you are suffering with pain or discomfort after receiving the procedure.Find out more