Pelvic mesh problems and your legal rights

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Given that pelvic mesh problems can be so severe, it’s important for victims to know that they can be eligible to claim for compensation.

Some pelvic mesh problems can be lifelong and incredibly debilitating, leaving some victims unable to work or even walk for the rest of their lives. Even those who are fortunate enough to be able to carry on with a relatively ‘normal’ life can still suffer irreversible damage.

If you have suffered from pelvic mesh problems, we can help you claim compensation for your suffering and loss.

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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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NHS mesh operations halted after new review

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We’re pleased with the news that NHS mesh operations are being halted in light of a recent review chaired by Baroness Julia Cumberlege.

Although this isn’t a total stop on all NHS mesh operations, it’s a widespread pause on the procedures pending further investigation into the dangers of transvaginal tape and transvaginal mesh, particularly given the seriousness of the complications that can arise.

We’ve been advising women who have suffered complications from mesh operations since 2013, so the news of the halt is, to us, long overdue.

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