In recent years, vaginal mesh has been used widely across health services in the UK as a means of treating problems such as prolapse and incontinence in female patients. However, it was not until many women came forward to report serious complications that concerns were raised about the safety of the medical device. Even as campaigners strive to have the use of vaginal mesh banned permanently, this is not the end for some affected women, as many are suffering from vaginal mesh recovery problems.
When vaginal mesh complications occur they can, unfortunately, be very difficult for the symptoms to abate in some instances. This is largely due to the difficulty in removing the implants as they are designed to be permanent. This can mean that only specialist surgeons have the skills required to execute the removal procedure and, in some cases, only partial removal can be possible.
We believe that the responsibility for vaginal mesh complications may lie, in part, with the medical professionals who treated affected patients, and manufacturers in some instances also. In cases where we can prove that your vaginal mesh complications were caused by the negligence of your doctor, you could be in line to receive compensation.
Since the dangers of vaginal mesh began to emerge, many different kinds of complications have been reported. Many of the complications associated with vaginal mesh involve significant pain and injury, with protrusion injuries sometimes being one of the more serious problems.
Protrusion can occur when vaginal mesh erodes or cuts through the vagina and affects surrounding tissue, and sometimes even nearby organs. The complication can demonstrate a failure of the mesh implant to stay in place, and it can be capable of causing severe pain for those affected. Protrusion can also lead to further side-effects and can lead to permanent or long-lasting problems and damage, so this is a very serious issue indeed.
Unfortunately, problems removing mesh once it has been implanted is one of the major issues that patients face when their pelvic mesh implant has gone wrong.
This is why access to justice for victims affected by vaginal mesh issues is so important, and that is why we are here to help.
We are happy to work on a No Win, No Fee basis for eligible clients, and we can offer free, no-obligation advice too. As we always recommend, please do speak to our team for help as soon as you possibly can because there can be numerous time-frames for launching a pelvic mesh case. Missing a key deadline could mean missing out on your chance to claim.
Vaginal mesh was introduced a number of years ago in the UK as a device to treat problems like pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. Over the years, it became an established treatment, but has more recently been met with backlash by women who have faced serious complications provoked by the mesh implants. Those who have been adversely affected by vaginal mesh may be able to claim compensation for pain and suffering in cases where there has been medical negligence.
Despite being approved by medical product regulators and accepted by doctors, vaginal mesh has been found to cause harm to a large number of patients worldwide. It has since become more tightly regulated, and can now only be used by the NHS in exceptional circumstances, but the damage has already been done for many. Questions have been raised about how those responsible for patient welfare have failed to protect patients from harm.
As specialists in medical negligence, we want to support as many victims of vaginal mesh complications as possible. It may be that the negligence of healthcare professionals has played in their pain and suffering, in which case victims could be eligible for compensation pay-outs.
In recent years, women who have been affected by vaginal mesh complications have come forward to reveal the adverse impact on their lives. Among the various implications of vaginal mesh are sexual function problems, due to the pain and injury that can be caused in this most intimate of areas.
The issue of impaired sexual function is one that underlines how mesh complications can drastically change the lives of those affected. Women who suffer from sexual function problems due to vaginal mesh may not only be in pain, but they may also be forced to alter their lifestyles, sometimes to the detriment of their relationships and overall well-being.
Many patients who underwent vaginal mesh surgery never thought they were compromising their sex life, with many being unaware of the significant risks associated with the aftermath of the procedure. As specialists in medical negligence and mesh compensation claims, we cannot right the wrong that has been done, but we can fight to ensure that eligible victims are fairly compensated for any harm caused by vaginal mesh.
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.
In recent years, the complications that can arise from vaginal mesh implants have become more well-known. Despite the link between mesh implants and harmful injuries becoming so clear-cut, we suspect there may still be hundreds or even thousands of affected victims who have yet to seek the justice they deserve. If you have been affected by medical negligence, it is important that you claim as soon as you can to avoid missing out on the compensation you could be entitled to.
Despite their approval by medical product regulators, vaginal mesh implants have proved to be unsafe for a worrying number of patients. Vaginal mesh has been used to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse for years, and yet some medical professionals have largely failed to highlight the severity of the risks of this course of treatment.
The testimonies of affected women have shown just how devastating vaginal mesh complications can be. We want to ensure that as many of these victims as possible can access the justice they deserve, which is why it is important to warn potential claimants that there may be deadlines restricting their chance of being able to claim.
Vaginal mesh is a type of medical device specifically designed to treat female health problems, including stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Unfortunately, for some women, these mesh implants have proved to be completely unfit for purpose. Not only can vaginal mesh cause intense pain, but it could also erode through vaginal tissue and other organs, meaning that prolapse from mesh could also occur.
It is completely unacceptable that so many mesh implants have proved incapable of serving the purpose for which they were designed. Some women’s lives have drastically changed in the wake of mesh complications, and the suffering must not go without justice for victims.
As specialists in medical negligence, we want to use our expertise to help victims of vaginal mesh to achieve the justice they deserve. It may be impossible to reverse the health problems you have suffered, but we can assert your rights using the law to ensure those responsible are held accountable. To find out more about making a claim, you can contact us today or leave your details in our online form to schedule a call-back.
Associated with incredibly painful and harmful complications, vaginal mesh can have a life-altering impact on patients’ lives. The treatment has been used for many years to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, but for some patients it has worsened their quality of life rather than improving it. In fact, some have found themselves unable to get around and perform daily tasks. Anyone who has been affected in this way may be able to make a claim for reduced mobility.
Before having vaginal mesh implanted, few women would have thought it had the potential to leave them unable to walk. Many of the risks appear to have been hidden or underplayed, but as patients began to come forward, the full scale of the scandal started to reveal itself. It has since been alleged that vaginal mesh implants have not been subjected to sufficiently rigorous testing, yet the MHRA (Medical and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) continues to approve the use of the devices in some cases.
If we believe that your mesh complications arose as a result of medical negligence, you may be able to claim compensation. It is unacceptable that such a dangerous device has been allowed to cause irrevocable harm in the cases that it has, and we want to support victims to achieve the justice they deserve.
In the past few years, many victims of the complications of vaginal mesh have come forward to report the pain and injury they have been caused. As medical negligence specialists, victims of poor healthcare treatment have often asked us: “can I claim compensation?”. We can confirm that, if there is evidence of medical negligence or general liability, those affected by mesh implant complications may be able to claim compensation for the harm caused.
Vaginal mesh has been approved by the MHRA, the Medical and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, and has been used in the NHS for many years. Their use has recently been subjected to severe criticism but has still not been permanently banned.
We believe that the mesh implant scandal could constitute one of the most wide-reaching negligence cases ever seen in the UK. It is horrifying that so many patients have had their health and well-being compromised drastically by a device that was supposed to help them, which is why we want to help as many victims as we can to claim the compensation they deserve.