Published: June 6, 2023 | Last Updated: July 20, 2023
Supporting patients to bring vaginal mesh claims against NHS trusts and private surgeons
The expert medical negligence team at Fletchers is supporting dozens of patients who have suffered severe pain and discomfort following negligent treatment using vaginal mesh implants.
Vaginal mesh implants have been widely used to treat conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. They have been regularly used as a surgical tool across the country for many years, but in some cases the vaginal mesh has been inserted incorrectly or used inappropriately causing permanent damage.
Some complications caused because of negligence include urinary retention, bladder infections, pain during intercourse, bleeding and incontinence, amongst others. The consequences for women having to live with these symptoms can be devastating.
In 2022, an independent review led to the decision for the use of vaginal mesh implants to be paused. However, it is estimated that more than 100,000 UK women have already had a mesh fitted.
The medical negligence team at Fletchers, have represented many patients who have reported life changing injuries following the use of mesh in a gynaecological procedures.
The team has already successfully settled claims against both NHS trusts and private surgeons, securing compensation and an apology on behalf of their clients.
Further to the news that the West Sussex law firm Fortitude Law has shut down, the firm is also offering advice to individuals who are concerned about their available options.
If you or a loved one has experienced complications following treatment involving vaginal mesh products such as TVT or TOT and have been affected by the closure of Fortitude Law, please speak to our team for a free, no-obligation consultation today.
A comment from our lead solicitor on this case
Christian Beadell, Head of Group Actions, has represented dozens of patients who suffered urogynaecological complications following the use of mesh and says:
“Mesh related claims involve complex issues and are rarely straightforward so it is vitally important to instruct a lawyer with experience in handling such matters. We can draw on our years of experience in this area to guide clients through the claims process and recover the compensation that they deserve. We are always stronger together, fighting as a group. “
You can also be reassured that our team are experts in clinical negligence. The lawyers in the medical negligence team have fought many similar cases and are ranked among the leading lawyers in these types of cases.
In some cases, the vaginal mesh has been inserted incorrectly.
In other cases, mesh has been used inappropriately, causing permanent damage.
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Further to the news that the West Sussex law firm Fortitude Law has shut down, the firm is also offering advice to individuals who are concerned about their available options. If you or a loved one has experienced complications following treatment involving vaginal mesh products such as TVT or TOT and have been affected by the closure of Fortitude Law, please speak to our team for a free, no-obligation consultation today.
Do you feel you could have been impacted?
We offer a no-win no-fee service if you have a claim and decide to take the case further. What this means is that it doesn’t cost you anything if you lose. If you win, you will take most of what is awarded, and we get paid a percentage for fighting your claim. We can explain this to you fully before you take a claim with Fletchers.
Contact us in relation to vaginal mesh claims on 0330 008 0322.
‘The team at Fletchers combines genuine empathy and care to the client at all times with a thorough approach to legal analysis coupled with commercial awareness and real expertise in catastrophic injury litigation.’ – Legal 500 2023
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It does not cost anything to call us and ask us questions about whether you have a case. We offer free, no-obligation consultations with our expert team of lawyers, who can explain your legal rights and options. We offer a no-win no-fee service if you have a claim and decide to take the case further. What this means is that it doesn’t cost you anything if you lose. If you win, you will take most of what is awarded, and we get paid a percentage for fighting your claim. We can explain this to you fully before you take a claim with Fletchers.
Our expert team are already acting for a group of patients who believe they have suffered life changing injuries following treatment with a vaginal mesh, and have already successfully settled a number of claims.
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