May 17, 2017 3:38 pm
What is vaginal mesh?
Vaginal mesh is a medical device that is surgically implanted into women who are suffering from pelvic prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. Initially becoming popular in the 1970’s, reports show that between April 2007 and March 2015 more than 92,000 women in England had vaginal mesh implants. There are a number of different types of implant; trans-vaginal tape, transobturator tape and SS tape.
It should be a Urogynaecologist who makes the decision to use vaginal mesh as a resolution to any problems; they receive specialist training in pelvic floor disorders.
There are many complications and/or risks which include; infections, long-term abdomen pain, erosion of the mesh, vaginal scarring and vaginal bleeding to name a few!
Were you advised correctly about the potential risk of the vaginal mesh procedure?
It has been reported by more than 800 women in the UK that their Consultant did not correctly advise them on the potential risks involved with this type of procedure. Had they been advised correctly, the majority say more than likely they would not have gone ahead with the procedure – which is now causing long-term complications!
So, are you one of the 92,000+ women who have had a vaginal mesh implant? Are you one of the 800+ women who were not advised correctly by your consultant? Are you experiencing long-term complications, but only just realised this may be the cause?
If you’ve been affected by any of the issues above, we may be able to help you. Please contact our Personal Injury team on 0800 158 4171 for a free 30 minute consultation.
Article by Sophie Hinks, Para-Legal, Personal Injury