Michelmores vaginal tape and mesh claims on the increase

Michelmores' clinical negligence team isreceiving an increasing number of enquiries relating to injuries caused by the insertion of mesh products in both men and women.

We have previously raised concerns regarding the mesh and tape products that are still being used to permanently fix pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and to treat women suffering from urinary stress incontinence. The mesh products are also commonly used in men who suffer from hernias.

According to recent figures issued by the DOH, around 13,000 vaginal tape implants are used every year to treat women suffering from urinary incontinence and 1,500 mesh implants for women suffering from POP. Although the majority of these procedures are carried out to an acceptable standard and can provide an improvement to their quality of life, some women have suffered adverse side effects from the procedure including pain and sexual dysfunction. 

If you or someone you know has concerns about the treatment they have received relating to vaginal tape or mesh implants we would encourage you to speak to one of our specialist medical negligence lawyers for further advice.

For further information please contact Caroline Webber-Brown or simply fill in our enquiry form.