In May last year, West Virginia reached a settlement with medical product manufacturer Johnson & Johnson after a state lawsuit was launched against the company over their marketing of pelvic mesh products. The $3.9m pelvic mesh settlement concludes a consumer protection case launched by Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in September 2019.
The case was filed because the representation of the risks and effectiveness of the mesh implants was regarded as allegedly misleading, a perspective that is not isolated to the US. In fact, a significant number of women here in the UK have reported suffering painful and debilitating complications as a result of the vaginal mesh products, due to risks that many were not informed about before undergoing the implant surgery.
At The Vaginal Mesh Lawyers, we can represent those who have suffered adverse consequences and complications of mesh implants. We hope that the success of this US lawsuit can be replicated for UK clients also.
In November 2017, the health watchdog NICE issued a recommendation for a vaginal mesh ban. The month before, the government opposed calls to ban the treatment.
These two opposing viewpoints provide just one example of the controversy that still surrounds vaginal mesh implants, which have faced criticism both in the UK and across the world.
The mesh implants, which are used to treat issues such as pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), have widely been condemned by women who have undergone the treatment, many of whom now have irreversible complications and constant pain.
It’s understood that the results of a pelvic mesh inquiry are set to “vindicate” patients who have been complaining of issues for years.
We represent a number of women for vaginal mesh compensation claims, so we know how bad people can suffer. In some cases, women have been left with irreversible damage that has changed their lives forever.
According to the Daily Mail, a review from the Independent Medicines And Medical Devices Safety is set to be published soon. Reportedly, the pelvic mesh inquiry review will reveal worrying revelations about how women suffering from horrendous complications were reportedly doubted and ignored, despite presenting with serious symptoms. Others were said to have been questioned despite suffering from chronic pain and problems.
We welcome news of the Johnson & Johnson mesh settlements for Scottish patients that could see hundreds of women benefit from a multi-million-pound settlement.
We often report on the success stories, and we have seen many of them from around the world, including recent ones in the US and in Australia. News of the latest settlement across the border is encouraging as we continue to represent clients here in England and Wales.
Claimants here could also achieve settlements and we represent several women for individual personal injury compensation claims arising from vaginal mesh problems and complications.
We welcomed the news of the Australian vaginal mesh implant court victory, but for many women around the world, the battle for justice continues.
This ruling may benefit thousands of women in Australia, but as we have a separate legal jurisdiction here in the UK, the fight goes on. We’re representing a number of women who have suffered problems and complications, some of whom have been left with permanent damage.
We’re urging anyone who has yet to claim to come forward as soon as they can to avoid missing legal deadlines that could pass. If you have yet to start a claim, we recommend you get in touch with our team as soon as you can.
There has been a landmark and monumental victory in a vaginal mesh court case in Australia, and we wholeheartedly welcome this latest ruling.
Although the case can’t really have any direct impact on claims here in the UK given that our legal jurisdictions are separate, news of the victory is very much welcome over here. That being said, there are some key similarities in how the UK and Australia approach justice, so the grounds for this victory cannot be ignored.
We continue to fight for the rights of victims here in the UK; representing many claimants on a No Win, No Fee basis over a number of years.
If you’re a patient in England or Wales that has suffered from vaginal mesh erosion, we may be able to help you.
We represent women who are bringing claims for personal injury compensation that arise from problems that are caused by vaginal mesh implants. We have been helping people for a number of years, and we’re committed to helping anyone that we can.
Given how serious vaginal mesh complications can be, getting the right legal advice and support is crucial.
Suffering with surgical mesh problems can be absolutely horrendous to have to live with, and it can have an impact on every part of a victim’s life.
That’s why what we do is so important. Although we can’t turn back the clock and stop the suffering, we can use the law to claim compensation for any woman who has been affected by the vaginal mesh scandal.
Your options for a legal case are there, and we can offer No Win, No Fee arrangements for your protection.
If you’re suffering from vaginal mesh surgery, we can help when it comes to accessing the justice that you deserve.
As we often say, we can’t turn back time. We’re also not medical experts. But when victims are not being listened to having suffered horrendous complications arising from vaginal mesh surgery gone wrong, we will listen. And we will act.
We are here for you.
In important worldwide news about the vaginal mesh scandal, an expert who has helped thousands of victims in the U.S. settle claims has hit out at the plastic used in pelvic mesh devices.
Chartered Chemist Dr Chris DeArmitt has given testimonies that have reportedly helped some 9,000 women in America settle their cases out of court. He says that the testing on the plastic used for the devices is “way less than you would see on a vacuum cleaner or a washing machine”, which is incredibly worrying.
Given the severity of pelvic mesh compilations and how badly they can affect people, it’s incredibly important that the voices of experts like Dr DeArmitt are heard as the worldwide fight for justice continues.