Vaginal Mesh Implant (TVT) Claims
Women with pelvic organ prolapse which can occur after childbirth and following hysterectomies were advised a treatment known as vaginal mesh implant. A process where trans-vaginal tape (TVT) is implanted permanently to strengthen weak vaginal walls and also used to support the neck of the bladder.
TVT Mesh is now believed to be responsible for a number of complaints due to potential erosion within the body, causing great pain and complications including repeated infection, pelvic pain while walking, pain during sex . . . even in some cases cutting through the vaginal wall. Still considered to be safe and effective there are calls for it to be banned in the UK. The procedure is already flagged as “high risk” and it is thought that there are thousands of women who have been harmed. Some severely injured and left with life changing injuries and complications.
- How many women have been fitted with the mesh? – 15,000 per year
- Percentage facing issues including incontinence? – the official complication rate for mesh procedures is 1-3% yet latest hospital figures obtained (by Sky News) show that it’s higher, with almost 10% of women suffering adverse effects.
- How many women have already taken action? – Sky News has learnt that across the world more than 55,000 women are suing one manufacturer of mesh, Johnson and Johnson. In the UK, pressure is also mounting, with 400 women taking legal action against the pharmaceutical giant in what lawyers say could become the biggest medical case in UK history.
TVT Complications & Symptoms
- Spasms and painful poking sensations in the pelvic area
- Pain during urination
- Bladder infections / Cystitis
- Vaginal scarring
- Pain during intercourse
Lack of choice. Surgery should be a last resort
Surgery should be seen as a last resort and patients must be given a choice of conservative treatments first. Some of these involve non invasive treatments such as medication. If you were not offered any of these options you may be due compensation.
Explanation of Risk
From 2013 anyone being advised to have this procedure should have been made well aware of any potential risk. Many are still not fully aware and are still being offered vaginal mesh implants (TVT) without an explanation of risk. Do you feel you were not given the facts and made fully aware of complications from TVT Surgery / Implants?
Call for free advice today and we will find out if you have a vaginal mesh implant compensation claim. Our Clinical Negligence solicitors will aim to get you the maximum compensation possible.
- Did you receive enough information and advice at the time before and after surgery?
- Were you made aware that this was a permanent implant?
- Did you receive a a lack of attention or were you ignored when making complaints about pain and symptoms that could easily be related to TVT Implants?
You should have been made aware of the risks and complications that vaginal mesh implant surgery can cause, these include:
- Chronic untreatable pain
- Mesh erosion and breakthrough
- Operation failure
- Sexual dysfunction / painful sex
- Bladder infection & Cystitis
- Vaginal bleeding
- Potential nerve damage
- Vaginal shrinkage
- Autoimmune problems related to the implant
- Effects on ability to have children
- Increased urgency to urinate
- Blood in stools & urine
If you think you have fallen victim and might be due compensation please contact one of our specialists solicitors for free advice and to discuss your claim for negligence.