Thousands of claims have been made in the US against manufacturers of vaginal mesh implants, after women reported suffering damage caused by their products.
The complications arising from use of faulty products can be severe, sometimes leading to permanent urinary, mobility and sexual problems. In some cases, US courts have ordered that multi-million dollar compensation payments be made to claimants.
The mesh is frequently used in medical procedures in the UK, and it is believed that many women are suffering from the often agonizing consequences of defective mesh products.
Vaginal Mesh in the UK
As of 2012, it was estimated that around 1500 women are fitted with vaginal mesh in the UK annually, as a treatment for Pelvic Organ Prolapse. A further 13,000 are fitted with vaginal tape, a similar product used to treat incontinence.
Vaginal Mesh Claims
Where a faulty mesh product has caused damage to a patient, or where the surgery to insert it was not carried out properly, it may be possible to make a claim for compensation.
Michelmores' expert team of Clinical Negligence lawyers have extensive experience in bringing product liability claims, and have a particular interest in claims arising from faulty vaginal mesh products.
Michelmores is one of the few law firms to have issued proceedings for a vaginal mesh claim in England, and is contributing actively to the on-going debate over mesh patient safety, including
If you would like to discuss a medical negligence claim involving vaginal mesh products, you can call our specialist team for discreet, impartial advice on 0800 0730140.