Category: NICE Guidlines

Did you know the risks of vaginal mesh surgery?


Did you know the risks of vaginal mesh surgery before you had it? You should have been made aware of the risks associated with it to help you make an informed decision.

If you were not made fully aware of the risks, you could be owed compensation. Your Lawyers, (The Vaginal Mesh Lawyers) has a dedicated team of lawyers ready to help any victims who have suffered traumatic complications following vaginal mesh surgery. If you have not been properly informed of the risks before undergoing surgery, we want to hear from you.

More than 92,000 women in the UK have been fitted with transvaginal mesh or transvaginal tape between 2007 and 2015. Following concerns over the safety of these devices, recent figures have slowed down. However, there are still women today being fitted with mesh or tape that could have catastrophic side-effects.

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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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The problem with long-term pelvic mesh complications

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The issue with long-term pelvic mesh complications is that they can be permanent and severe, and there’s still too little evidence being properly assessed in many people’s view.

When the revised NICE guidelines were published last year that allowed the continuation of this controversial procedure, there was a suggestion that there was an absence of long-term knowledge. However, this has been strongly challenged on the basis that there are thousands of women worldwide who have been suffering serious mesh implant complications for years, yet their voices appear to not be heard.

We act for women who are suffering from irreversible damage from a vaginal mesh procedure. Although we can make sure that women are entitled to justice with a claim for personal injury compensation, we believe far more needs to be done to address the underlying problems.

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Long-term effects of pelvic mesh remain worrying

The long-term effects of pelvic mesh remain a considerable concern, and this year’s changes to the guidelines surrounding the use of mesh implants has not been too helpful.

The pelvic mesh saga has been going on for over a decade now, and thousands of women have suffered problems and compilations. This has led to compensation claims being made around the world, including the clients we represent for cases here in the UK. Despite the problems many women have suffered from, mesh is still used for surgery, and people are still being harmed.

With this in mind, the long-term impact of transvaginal mesh devices continues to be a worry,. The issue as to whether the plight of suffering women is being ignored remains at the heart of why this procedure continues to be controversial.

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TVT surgery support still inadequate

pelvic mesh support

Many people feel that TVT surgery support and aftercare remains inadequate, even after the conclusions of the recent review and the additional guidelines from NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence).

The revised guidance has already face significant criticism on the basis that it doesn’t go far enough, and fails to address the long-term impact vaginal mesh devices can have.

Despite this being a worldwide issue that has been going on for over a decade, women undergoing TVT surgery in the last few years are still not receiving adequate support, it’s claimed. Although we can’t turn back the clock, we can make sure that clients who claim compensation with us are supported as best as we can.

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It’s right to be worried about pelvic mesh safety

mesh implant safety

We think that people are right to be worried about pelvic mesh safety, especially as we’re lawyers who have seen first-hand just how bad the problems can be.

We’re acting for a number of women who are claiming mesh implant compensation. Some of the complications our client have suffered are serious. Some women can be left with lifelong problems that can leave them unable to walk or work ever again.

The recent revised guidelines have been criticised as not going far enough to ensure that women are protected when this procedure is an option on the table. The debate over pelvic mesh safety may well continue for quite some time.

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Critics hit out at new vaginal mesh guidelines

Critics have hit out over the new vaginal mesh guidelines that have been introduced by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

The new guidelines are said to have taken into account the experiences of numerous women who have suffered serious complications caused by vaginal mesh implants. There’s also said to be an increased focus on the need for women to be better informed about the potential risks, some of which can leave women unable to work or walk ever again.

But many believe that the new guidelines don’t go far enough and certainly don’t appear to have truly mirrored the horrendous suffering many women have endured. As a law firm acting for women who have suffered form vaginal mesh surgery, we know how bad it can get.

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About the NICE mesh implant publications

There were previous NICE mesh implant guidelines that were designed to ensure that the risks posted by transvaginal mesh and transvaginal tape were limited.

NICE – AKA the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence – published guidance, as did senior medical experts and healthcare leaders, about the sorts of requirements that should be met for NHS trusts that wished to carry out the procedures, and how they should go about patient selection and advice. This was designed to limit the risk involved in the use of mesh implant procedures.

At the end of 2017, that changed. In fact, in December last year, NICE altered their stance and called for an outright ban on the use of some mesh implants in the UK, and only last month did we finally see the NHS take more appropriate action.

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