Customer area
Brighton 0800 280 0432
Surgical Mesh Implant Claims
searchSearch
call-answerCall Us
new-email-envelopeEnquiry
list-menuMenu
×
×
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
  • ×

    Surgical mesh implants have been used to aid the repair of hernias for years but they are also used to treat women with pelvic organ prolapse or a weak bladder.

    Pelvic organ prolapse can occur under any circumstance which puts increased pressure on the abdomen; however, it is most commonly seen in women following pregnancy – as the additional stress experienced during childbirth can cause problems.

    Other factors that may cause pelvic organ collapse include obesity, chronic constipation, cancers relating to the pelvic organs, and hysterectomy.

    Treatment of pelvic organ prolapse

    For some women suffering severe incontinence of pelvic organ prolapse, it is necessary to intervene with a surgical procedure. A mesh implant can be fitted in the area of collapse to act as a support for the damaged tissue. Following the procedure the organs which have dropped and become displaced should return to their normal position within the body and remain there.

    If you have been treated with a surgical mesh implant and have experienced unpleasant side effects, Healys medical negligence solicitors could help you.

    Dear Jonathan, Thank you for all your time and help over the last 3 years.  I could not have wished for anyone better to represent me.  Although there were some unexpected turns and tears you guided me through it all. I was very pleased with the outcome and know it was all down to your hard work.  If I ever know anybody who is in need of a solicitor, I would have no hesitation in recommending you. Once again many thanks.”
    Mrs C

    Medical negligence – surgical mesh claims

    A number of women across the UK have experienced a negative outcome following treatment with surgical mesh. Some have even seen their original symptoms worsen.

    Symptoms associated with faulty mesh implants include:

    • Severe pain
    • Recurring infection
    • Bleeding
    • Difficulty urinating
    • Pain during sexual intercourse

    These symptoms can occur when the mesh implant has; perforated the bladder or other pelvic organs, begun to protrude from the vaginal wall, or begun to erode.

    Symptoms can be so severe that the person becomes housebound and is unable to perform daily tasks with ease.

    In 2012 four types of surgical mesh implant frequently used by the NHS in gynaecological surgical procedures were withdrawn from use following an increase in the number of patients reporting negative side effects following surgery.

    If you have been affected by the use of surgical mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence or any other condition, and you feel you were not properly informed of the risks of the procedure, you could be eligible for medical negligence compensation.

    Call Us Today
    Call our London office on 0800 280 0432 or our Brighton office on 0800 280 0432. You can also contact us online.
    Call Us Today
    London: 0800 280 0432 Brighton: 0800 280 0432 Or you can contact us online: Contact Us
    Surgical Mesh Implant Claims capabilities
    Surgical Mesh Implant Claims experiences
    • Jonathan was able to help the husband of a 50 year old woman claim compensation after the hospital failed to diagnose her cancer. Mrs L attended hospital complaining of pain in her abdomen. She was discharged without further tests but unfortunately she died of thyroid cancer a few months later. Jonathan argued that the chance for a liver biopsy was missed during her visit to hospital and although this would not affect the unfortunate outcome, palliative care could have been arranged to ease Mrs L’s suffering. Jonathan was able to secure Mrs L’s husband a five figure sum in compensation.
    • Jonathan has also helped the family of a 71 year old man claim compensation after a complication in his surgery caused his death. Mr R was suffering from chest pains and was admitted to hospital for tests. He was found to have an issue with his heart and doctors attempted to rectify this with a surgical procedure. Unfortunately during this procedure an air pocket had got into one of his blood vessels which caused Mr R’s death. With expert medical evidence Jonathan was able to secure Mr R’s family £75,000 in compensation.
    • Jonathan helped X get further compensation and access to services to aid in his rehabilitation. X was a subject of sexual abuse from his step father between the ages of 5 and 7. Initial application for compensation was made in 1990 and X was awarded £10,000. After several attempts at his own life, X decided to contact Jonathan to seek further compensation. Jonathan was able to secure X £200,000 in compensation and an overall award of £1,200,000 inclusive of state benefits. More importantly Jonathan then arranged the Special Needs Trust to support X’s rehabilitation.
    • Jonathan helped the parents of Baby B claim compensation after a failure in care during labour resulted in Baby B’s death. Initially the Trust denied they were responsible for Baby B’s death but after negotiations the Trust admitted responsibility and Jonathan was able to negotiate an out of court settlement for Baby B’s parents.
    Surgical Mesh Implant Claims insights
    • Victims of Sexual Abuse Should Seek Legal Advice

      26th May 2020

      Child abuse is a scourge on society, and with the right legal advice, victims can secure compensation for the dire impact it has on their lives. In one case, a young man who was repeatedly molested by a neighbour when he was very young was awarded six-figure damages against his abuser. Continue reading »

    • £250,000 for Cyclist Severely Injured By Negligent Van Driver

      6th May 2020

      Cyclists are among the most vulnerable of road users. However, if they suffer accidents that are not their fault, specialist solicitors are always there to ensure that they are fairly compensated. In one case, a woman who was gravely injured by an opening van door as she rode past obtained six-figure damages. Continue reading »

    • What is the Three-part Test for Clinical Negligence?

      29th April 2020

      You may be surprised (and somewhat perturbed) to hear the true scale of healthcare ‘adverse events’ in the UK – these are defined as “instances which indicate or may indicate that a patient has received poor quality care”. The Department of Health estimates that 10% of hospital inpatient admissions lead to an adverse event. And according to NHS Resolution (the official body charged with managing NHS related compensation claims), they handled 16,701 cases of clinical and non-clinical claims for damages between 2017 and 2018. For each of these, it would have been necessary to establish and prove that negligence occurred; but what is the test for negligence and how is this applied?

      In this article, we will outline the three-part test which a specialist clinical negligence solicitor will assess on your behalf before proceeding with your case. Continue reading »

    • What happens at an Inquest? (And Other Frequently Asked Questions)

      27th April 2020

      What is an Inquest?

      An inquest is held when someone has died in certain specific circumstances. Inquests are only held when an investigation is necessary to establish the facts about what the cause of death was, usually when the person died suddenly or in circumstances that remain unexplained. For example, deaths that have occurred as a result of violence, due to unnatural means or as a result of sudden and unknown causes would all necessitate an inquest taking place. Continue reading »

    Surgical Mesh Implant Claims awards
    Surgical Mesh Implant Claims news
    • Victims of Sexual Abuse Should Seek Legal Advice

      Child abuse is a scourge on society, and with the right legal advice, victims can secure compensation for the dire impact it has on their lives. In one case, a young man who was repeatedly molested by a neighbour when he was very young was awarded six-figure damages against his abuser. Continue reading »

    Call Us Today
    London: 0800 280 0432 Brighton: 0800 280 0432 Or you can contact us online: Contact Us