Category: NICE Guidlines

The importance of greater awareness of vaginal mesh complications

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News coverage of women’s stories and treatment reviews has led to a greater awareness of mesh complications in recent years, but there is still work to be done to ensure that the issue receives the attention it merits.

The criticism of vaginal mesh and its potentially harmful side-effects has led to an adjustment in NHS policy, recommending that the devices should only be used in certain circumstances. However, vaginal mesh is still approved by some medical product regulators, and little has been done to address the past mistreatment that patients have faced in some cases.

We cannot right the wrongs that have been done, but we can use our medical negligence expertise to support those affected by mesh complications to claim compensation. When medical professionals breach the duty they owe to their patients, it is important to ensure that they are held accountable for any harm caused.

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Victims subject to poor advice about risks of vaginal mesh

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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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Vaginal mesh and the risk of organ perforation

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Potential vaginal mesh complications can be numerous. From reduced mobility to a relapse of urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse, they can have life-altering effects on a person’s life. One of the most damaging complications can be organ perforation, whereby the damage can extend into other organs in the area.

In some cases, vaginal mesh surgery is not fit for purpose, either causing a relapse of the condition it is supposed to treat, or causing more pain and damage than the patient was experiencing before the treatment. Some women have been kept in dark about the extent of the risks, and the poor or insufficient advice of medical professionals means many could be entitled to claim compensation.

At the Vaginal Mesh Lawyers, we are here to provide women with advice when they have been let down.

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Should there be a vaginal mesh ban?

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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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Did you know the risks of vaginal mesh surgery?

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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

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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

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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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