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.

Vaginal mesh surgery – did you know the risks?

From the beginning of the use of transvaginal mesh and tape, women have reported horrific complications and, in some cases, irreversible  damage.

Complications from the surgery include;

  • Bleeding
  • Device protrusion that may require surgery to rectify
  • Erosion of the mesh implant device and / or the vaginal tissue
  • Incontinence
  • Infections
  • Internal injuries
  • Nerve damage (can cause pain and numbness)
  • Neuromuscular problems (impairment of the muscles)
  • Organ perforation (e.g. perforation of the bladder or bowel during the procedure)
  • Pain: some women have reported constant vaginal and abdominal pain, leaving some unable to work or even walk
  • Prolapsing
  • Reduced mobility
  • Sexual function problems: pain (dyspareunia) during sexual intercourse

For some victims, the level of extreme pain they are left in after the surgery has resulted in high dosages of medication required to manage their condition. There is also the common risk of relapses of conditions vaginal mesh and vaginal tape are supposed to treat, rendering the surgery practically useless.

Given how extensive this list is, did you know the risks and how bad these could be? If you did not, read on for legal advice.

Compensation claims for vaginal mesh surgery

Victims who have suffered any of the complications listed above, or any other complications, could be entitled to claim for compensation now with the Vaginal Mesh Lawyers.

There are several legal grounds in which victims may be able to claim compensation. These include defective transvaginal mesh or tape, leaving you injured as a result. Another legal ground for a compensation claim could be surgical errors when implanting transvaginal mesh or transvaginal tape. If the tape or mesh has not been fitted correctly by the surgeons, or where there is excessive damage to the surrounding tissues and organs, this could be grounds for a claim as well.

Further, inadequate advice about the potential for complications or alternative options available is a big one to consider. If your surgeon did not warn you about the full list of potential risks of the surgery, you could be eligible to claim compensation. One of the first things we will normally ask you is: did you know the risks of what you were undertaking?

Claim with us today

Have you been harmed by defective mesh? Was a mistake made during surgery or treatment? Did you know the risks of what you were undertaking?

If you have suffered any complications, you could be eligible to claim with us today.

Fill out a claims form on our website to start your claim today and our expert lawyers will be in touch soon. Alternatively, please do not hesitate to call us on 0800 634 7575 to find out more about exactly what you can claim for.

IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.

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