Mesh Implant Injuries
If you've suffered health problems caused by a mesh implant, you may be able to make a compensation claim with our experienced Personal Injury and Medical or Clinical Negligence teams at Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors.
Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors offers you FREE initial advice for personal injury and negligence claims, including a no win, no fee claim for mesh implant complications.
You may have seen on the news and in the newspapers the plight of the thousands of women who have been fitted with the trans-vaginal mesh for stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
Although many thought there was a ban on the use of Trans-Vaginal Mesh in December 2017, the reality is that the mesh can still be used to treat stress urinary incontinence and to repair hernias in men or women, although the mesh repair for pelvic organ prolapse should now only be used for research purposes.
The mesh is made of polypropylene and is designed to be permanent. For years, women who had the mesh fitted had been complaining of abdominal/vaginal pain, neuropathic pain, difficulty in walking, bleeding and infections and pain on intercourse.
Many have subsequently undergone further surgery, which has found problems arising from mesh erosion and nerve damage caused by the surgeon following the manufacturer’s instructions.
The likelihood is that women were told that undergoing the procedure would cure or improve their stress urinary incontinence and that it was a procedure that would allow them to go home the same day. Even after undergoing the procedure, if a complaint of pain soon after, it is unlikely that the surgeon would have considered that the pain was due to the mesh.
If you have been affected and are suffering from complications as a result of a previous mesh implant, then do not hesitate to contact your local solicitors at Tilly Bailey & Irvine, as we have dealt with personal injury and negligence claims successfully on a large scale since our roots began back in 1842.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How much does it cost to make a vaginal mesh claim?
At Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors, we offer you FREE initial advice for personal injury and negligence claims, including a no win, no fee claim for mesh implant complications.
What are the symptoms of vaginal mesh implants?
The typical symptoms that can come from mesh implant complications include:
- Pain in the surgical area
- Pain when walking or running
- Painful sex
- Pressure or pulling sensation in the vagina or pelvis
- Constipation – difficulty going to the toilet
Do I have a claim for mesh implant negligence?
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms following a vaginal mesh or TVT procedure then you could be entitled to make a claim.
It must be noted that the symptoms don’t always occur straight after surgery. In some cases, it can been years later.
What are vaginal mesh implants?
Women are most commonly fitted with the trans-vaginal mesh to combat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP). It is implanted in a surgical procedure via the vagina, and is a woven synthetic netting usually made from Polypropylene.
What is TVT mesh surgery?
Vaginal mesh and its predecessor TVT (trans-vaginal tape) are used to treat two different conditions in women who have given birth – urinary stress incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse. Both affect the bladder and can make life uncomfortable for those affected.
Can I claim for TVT complications?
Yes, at Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors, TVT claims are treated in the same manner as vaginal mesh claims. We offer free initial advice on TVT claims.
Can I make a hernia mesh claim?
Yes you can claim for hernia mesh complications with us. In this case, mesh implant surgery is performed on men, as well as women and children who are suffering from hernias. It is used during surgery to strengthen damaged or weakened muscle or tissue, and again, it is recommended you visit Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors to discuss on a no win no fee claim basis.
Can I still claim if my surgery was done at a private hospital?
Many vaginal mesh implant surgeries have took place in private hospitals, and Tilly Bailey & Irvine’s Solicitors have successfully earned compensation from private healthcare providers for clients claiming against in medical negligence.
What should I know to help my claim?
If you have undergone the procedure and are looking to pursue a claim for compensation you will need to consider the following matters:
- What were you told before consenting to the operation?
- Was there a discussion about any treatment you had tried and were you given any information as to other treatment options available?
- Were you warned about erosion of the mesh?
- Was the surgeon experienced in carrying out the procedure?
- Were you given an opportunity to go away and think about matters?
- If you had known of the risks would you still have proceeded?