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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
30th September 2019
Healys LLP has again been recognised as a leading firm in the latest edition of the Legal 500. This year, 4 practise areas and 3 individual lawyers have been recommended.
23rd September 2019
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6th September 2019
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2nd September 2019
Earlier this year, we wrote about the fact that the government had ordered that all further surgery involving vaginal mesh implants was to be halted, pending the outcome of a review into its use. Since 2008, transvaginal mesh has been used as a method of treating pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence after childbirth.
16th October 2019
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11th October 2019
An investigation has uncovered a major people smuggling ring bringing migrants across the channel to the UK.
Ivon Sampson, Healys Head of Immigration, joined Tom Swarbrick to discuss the LBC investigation, and the the possible causes of the recent spate of channel crossings by economic migrants.
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9th October 2019
Healys LLP has again been recognised as a leading firm in the latest edition of the Legal 500. This year, 4 practise areas and 3 individual lawyers have been recommended. Continue reading »
On 6 Oct 2019, UK Visas and Immigration added the following occupations to the shortage occupation list for Tier 2 General Migrant applications:
The benefits of a job being on the shortage occupation list are:
Skilled chefs (SOC 5434) are also included on the shortage occupation list (even if it’s a take away business).
Other occupations added are civil engineering roles (SOC Code 2121) and architects (SOC Code 2431).