Category: NHS Mesh Operations

Victims subject to poor advice about risks of vaginal mesh

medical care

With safety concerns dating back to over a decade, there are ongoing controversies surrounding vaginal mesh implants. They are still in use, despite known complications and calls to ban the treatment. Countless patient testimonies have condemned the implants for being unfit for purpose and causing debilitating pain, and much of the outrage can stem from poor advice about risks that some women received prior to treatment.

Trusting in the openness of their doctors, it appears that many women were not properly informed about the potential consequences of undergoing this controversial procedure. If you consider yourself a victim of inadequate advice about mesh treatments, you may be eligible to claim compensation with us, and you may be eligible for No Win, No Fee legal representation.

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Should there be a vaginal mesh ban?

pelvic mesh inquiry

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.

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TVT mesh complications

Surgery and operations

The use of transvaginal tape (TVT) and mesh has caused some patients to suffer from serious pain and irreversible damage arising from TVT mesh complications.

TVT and TVM have been used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) for years. This is despite the record number of women who have been reporting complications and catastrophic damage from these devices since 2008.

The use of mesh implant devices has been dramatically reduced in recent years, but only in July 2018 did the NHS put a pause on their use in most cases. Despite this, transvaginal mesh and tape is still used in certain ‘unavoidable’ cases and still can still cause TVT mesh complications to this day.

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Private treatment costs in pelvic mesh compensation claims

mesh advice

In some pelvic mesh compensation cases, you could be eligible to claim for private treatment costs as part of a No Win, No Fee legal case.

There are a few ways that you could claim for such costs. If certain conditions are met as part of a claim for compensation, these costs can be factored into a claim, and we have outlined this below for you.

Treatment can be an incredibly important part of a legal case given how severe problems and complications of vaginal mesh can be.

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Multiple revision surgeries for pelvic mesh: compensation advice

multiple revision surgeries required

If you have undergone multiple revision surgeries following a vaginal mesh procedure, this can be included in a claim for pelvic mesh compensation with us.

We can give you some brief guidance about how we can account for any additional suffering associated with having to undergo multiple procedures. We can also give you some guidance about how we approach valuing pelvic mesh cases as well, and what you could be entitled to claim for.

Our team is always happy to speak to you and offer you free, no-obligation advice about your options as well.

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Sandwell and West Birmingham Pelvic Mesh Claims

Sandwell and West Birmingham

You may recall the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust pelvic mesh issues involving former patients of Dr Angamuthu Arunkalaivanan that triggered a significant recall.

It’s an issue that dates back from a few years, so most patients will have received their recall letters and any additional steps that needed to be undertaken should have been done so. However, if some patients experience problems a long time after the recall notification, there may still be time left to claim.

We must stress that you must contact our team ASAP to determine if you are still in time, though. But, since we have resolved legal action that we have taken for this issue, we wanted to remind those who were affected about their rights to pursue compensation.

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Bladder sling compensation for problems and complications

bladder sling

If bladder sling problems and complications are issues that you have had to deal with, we may be able to help you with a claim for personal injury compensation.

If the issues have arisen from some form of negligence, we may be able to represent you for a legal case on a No Win, No Fee basis. Our team can assess the prospects of success with a case for you on a completely free and no-obligation basis today.

Here’s how we may be able to help you.

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Compensation for incontinence after mesh removal

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Incontinence after mesh removal is one of the many problems that women can be left with when pelvic mesh has gone wrong and needs to be taken out.

Whether a full removal has been achieved, or where only a partial removal was possible, this complication can arise. Incontinence is one of the reasons as to why mesh can be fitted in the first place, but it can be made worse after mesh removal.

As lawyers representing women for these complex cases, we may be able to help you.

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Vaginal mesh erosion compensation

mesh implant safety

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.

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Don’t suffer in silence with mesh removal complications

mesh advice

We’re urging anyone who has suffered with mesh removal complications to never suffer in silence. There are options for advice and compensation.

There may not be anything we can do to help you get better when mesh removal complications lead to permanent damage. When even private surgery that you could receive damages for in a compensation claim wont help, it’s still important to get the right legal advice.

Victims who suffer from permanent mesh implant complications can be entitled to substantial levels of compensation where the damage is irreversible.

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