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.
The use of transvaginal tape (TVT) and mesh has caused some patients to suffer from serious pain and irreversible damage arising from TVT mesh complications.
TVT and TVM have been used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) for years. This is despite the record number of women who have been reporting complications and catastrophic damage from these devices since 2008.
The use of mesh implant devices has been dramatically reduced in recent years, but only in July 2018 did the NHS put a pause on their use in most cases. Despite this, transvaginal mesh and tape is still used in certain ‘unavoidable’ cases and still can still cause TVT mesh complications to this day.
Transvaginal mesh and transvaginal tape surgery can cause many complications. One of the more serious complications that can arise after surgery is neuromuscular problems. This means that your muscles can be impaired, and this can lead to many issues for patients.
The number of complications that could arise from transvaginal mesh or transvaginal tape surgery is huge. For a long time now, women around the world have been suffering from serious and lifelong issues, and complications can be so bad, in some cases, that women are left worse off than before their surgery.
Anyone who has suffered problems and complications from vaginal mesh surgery, including neuromuscular problems, could be eligible to make a compensation claim. For eligible clients, we can offer No Win, No Fee legal representation.
Speak to our expert legal team today to discuss your compensation claim today.
In some pelvic mesh compensation cases, you could be eligible to claim for private treatment costs as part of a No Win, No Fee legal case.
There are a few ways that you could claim for such costs. If certain conditions are met as part of a claim for compensation, these costs can be factored into a claim, and we have outlined this below for you.
Treatment can be an incredibly important part of a legal case given how severe problems and complications of vaginal mesh can be.
If you have undergone multiple revision surgeries following a vaginal mesh procedure, this can be included in a claim for pelvic mesh compensation with us.
We can give you some brief guidance about how we can account for any additional suffering associated with having to undergo multiple procedures. We can also give you some guidance about how we approach valuing pelvic mesh cases as well, and what you could be entitled to claim for.
Our team is always happy to speak to you and offer you free, no-obligation advice about your options as well.
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.
If bladder sling problems and complications are issues that you have had to deal with, we may be able to help you with a claim for personal injury compensation.
If the issues have arisen from some form of negligence, we may be able to represent you for a legal case on a No Win, No Fee basis. Our team can assess the prospects of success with a case for you on a completely free and no-obligation basis today.
Here’s how we may be able to help you.
You can be entitled to make a claim for compensation for pelvic mesh removal, and we may be able to represent you for a case on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Whether the operation is fully or partially successful, or not successful at all, you may have a valid legal case. We represent a number of women making claims for compensation arising from pelvic mesh problems, and the pain and trauma of removal and revision procedures can be an integral part of a claim.
Some women may need to undergo multiple operations, and it may be difficult to get the best help with the NHS. There are private options potentially available in some cases which is a part of the service that we can offer.
You can make a pelvic mesh claim against a surgeon if the negligence for any part of your problems and suffering arises from advice or operations that you have undergone.
In vaginal mesh compensation claims there can be several potential avenues for pursuing a case. It may be that there were better alternatives, or it could be that the device was defective or unsuitable for you. If it comes down to an advice or surgical aspect, that’s when you may have a legal case that needs to be directed against a surgeon.
With the problems and complications that patients can suffer from often being so severe, here’s some vital advice about your options and what you may be able to do.
Some patients can suffer internal injuries from pelvic mesh surgery. Such injuries can be caused by the device itself failing, or during surgery for implantation or removal.
In some cases, women who suffer these kinds of vaginal mesh complications can be entitled to justice. You could be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation for any pain, suffering and loss of amenity caused. You may also be able to recover damages for any losses and expenses as well.
If this applies to you, here’s some advice about your options for justice and how we may be able to represent you for a legal case on a No Win, No Fee basis.