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 200 clients who have suffered as a result of mesh implants.
As a campaigning law firm, Thompsons Solicitors is working with Sling the Mesh group, which is raising awareness of vaginal mesh complications. The organisation is campaigning for a full investigation into the number of women who have undergone vaginal mesh surgery as well as the creation of a national register that enables the health of those who have received implants to be monitored. You can learn more about the campaign and how you can get involved and show support on its website, Facebook and Twitter pages.
What is a vaginal mesh implant?
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 (trans-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.
Frequently asked questions about making a vaginal mesh claim
1. I’m suffering with health problems after vaginal mesh procedure, what should I do?
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.
2. 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, never 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 expert legal advice on making a TVT mesh claim, or complete our free online claim form.
3. I had vaginal mesh surgery years ago but have only recently started to experience complications. Can I still make a vaginal mesh claim?
Yes. Some complications have been known to manifest themselves years after insertion of the mesh.
The time limit for making a mesh claim is that it must be started 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.
4. My vaginal surgery was performed at a private hospital – can I still make a vaginal mesh claim?
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.
5. Do I have to pay to make a vaginal mesh claim?
Thompsons Solicitors is always open and transparent about legal fees and we always recommend clients beginning their compensation claim on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. You can learn more about this by visiting our Fees and Payment page or speaking to one of our legal advisors today on 0800 0 224 224.
HOW TO MAKE A RECTAL OR VAGINAL MESH CLAIM 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.