The use of transvaginal mesh (TVM) surgery to help repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) became popular due to its simple, less invasive implantation technique. However, it appears that there are serious problems with TVM surgery which has resulted in further injury to many women. Complications include chronic pain, bleeding, nerve damage, infections, painful sexual intercourse, mesh erosion and organ perforation.
Since December 2017 the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommends that mesh should only be used for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse under research circumstances. This effectively imposes a ban on the use of transvaginal mesh.
Our specialist harmful product solicitors will be able to help and support you when making a claim for TVM. We have worked with many women who have suffered an injury due to TVM surgery. We have the skills, knowledge and experience to get you the best level of compensation for your claim.
Hugh James makes claiming compensation straightforward. We offer free advice and guidance when investigating your claim, without obligation. We are available to meet with you face to face or to discuss matters over the phone. We also offer no win, no fee services – meaning that if your claim is unsuccessful we won’t charge you a penny.
We are investigating claims against several of the manufacturers of transvaginal mesh including Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific and American Medical Systems. The allegations against the manufacturers are that the products were not as safe as people are generally entitled to expect. We are also considering claims where women did not receive sufficient information from their treating surgeons before they consented to treatment. Many women would have opted for more conservative treatment had they been advised properly and been given a choice.
How we can help
Our harmful products team has significant experience pursuing mesh claims. If you have suffered as a result of receiving a transvaginal mesh implant, we can take you through the process of making a claim for compensation. In addition to your pain and suffering, you could be entitled to your out of pocket expenses incurred in seeking treatment, time off work and care needs. Call for a no-obligation discussion about your options by clicking on the phone icon on this page or you can also get in touch via email by clicking on the email icon on this page and filling in the form if you prefer.