Vaginal mesh claims

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Vaginal mesh implants have been a high profile topic over the last few years with repeated calls for a public inquiry and widespread concerns over patient safety. Many women have experienced significant health complications following surgery and are now pursuing vaginal mesh compensation claims.

At Penningtons Manches Cooper, our specialist vaginal mesh solicitors are only too aware of the serious consequences vaginal mesh implants can have on patients. Recognised nationally for both our strong track record in this field and our client focused and sympathetic service, we are committed to helping those who have suffered as a result of vaginal mesh errors and for seeking the maximum compensation to which they are entitled. We are fully conversant with the range of damages that are achievable in cases of this type.

‘Mesh’ is a term used to describe different kinds of manufactured biological or synthetic implantable devices. In gynaecology it is one option for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. The mesh is inserted through the vagina to provide support to the tissues in that area. Whilst the implant has been an effective form of treatment for many patients, it has also led to devastating complications for others. Problems have included damage to the surrounding tissues and organs due to erosion of the mesh, chronic abdominal and pelvic pain, nerve damage, vaginal scarring, bleeding and discharge and an inability to have sexual relations.

Many of the patients who have asked us to help them pursue a vaginal mesh claim were unaware these problems could occur following surgery and were told the procedure had little risk of complication. They were not offered alternative methods of treating their symptoms. We have assisted women who have required major surgery to remove the mesh and who have been left with chronic pain. Some of our clients have needed ongoing treatment and we have been able to obtain compensation to cover the cost of their care on a private basis.

Our experienced team works with a group of trusted medical experts who can also offer support throughout the vaginal mesh claims process. We offer a free of charge initial consultation without obligation. Funding options available to clients seeking compensation include no win no fee (conditional fee) agreements.

We offer expert advice on:

  • the unnecessary use of mesh for stress incontinence and prolapse
  • negligent mesh surgery
  • mismanagement of mesh-related complications
  • failure to identify complications caused by mesh
  • inadequate guidance on treatment options
  • failure to obtain informed consent

Recent work highlights

Compensation for unnecessary vaginal mesh surgery

Securing damages for a woman who endured vaginal bleeding for over two years as a result of an eroded mesh. Her surgery, which was recommended as a preventative measure, was subsequently judged to have been unnecessary.

Settlement after failure to obtain informed consent

Representing a woman who experienced complications following surgical procedures performed by gynaecologist Jayne Cockburn at Frimley Park Hospital. The patient was unaware that a transvaginal tape had been fitted.

GP negligence following hospital treatment

Acting for a woman whose GP failed to refer her back to hospital for further investigations after she experienced significant pain in the months following her vaginal mesh procedure.

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