A vaginal mesh is often used to treat vaginal prolapse and problems suffered after childbirth, including incontinence. Its intended benefit is to treat damaged or weakened tissue. The same mesh surgery is also the recommended treatment method for hernia’s within the NHS (England).
However large numbers of people who have had these implants are complaining of irritation, pain, and in some cases even permanent and long-lasting injury. There have been a huge number of mesh claims opened in the UK. A case shared by the BBC told the story of a lady who was forced to quit her job and rely solely on her husband as caregiver and provider after mesh surgery: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39567240
A big question being raised is why surgeons in Scotland are no longer authorized to use this mesh implant method of treatment in vaginal prolapse surgery while the rest of the UK continues to do so despite the very clear risks.
What should you do if you have been treated with surgical mesh?
Hundreds of people are now perusing claims against healthcare providers following these potentially negligent complications from the mesh implants. They want to know why they weren’t warned about these side affects sooner.
Our Medical Negligence team can offer advice if you have suffered from a mesh implant. Our team of highly trained lawyers have experience in supporting people with mesh claims; they will be with you on your road to recovery, get in touch today.