Tension Free Vaginal Tape (TVT) and Mesh Claims
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Our expert medical negligence solicitors can help with vaginal mesh claims if you’ve had surgery and have negative symptoms as a result.
While some people report good outcomes with TVT (Tension-free Vaginal Tape) and mesh surgeries, many others say they have worse symptoms after surgery than they had before. This can include pain in the bottom, legs and vagina, problems having sex and bladder problems.
If you’ve had surgery involving vaginal mesh – perhaps to fix urinary incontinence, bladder or other pelvic organ prolapse linked to childbirth, age or strain on your pelvis – and are now suffering as a result, we may be able to help.
If you think you may have a claim, speak to our tvt mesh solicitors. We’ll advise you on whether you have a vaginal mesh compensation claim. We’ll listen to your story and advise you on your options. If you’ve been hurt due to surgery, it can impact on all aspects of your life including your finances. Compensation may help you manage.
Why Choose Our Surgical Mesh Lawyers
The team at Enable Law has dealt with many vaginal mesh claims for women who have had complications, and we know how difficult living with those complications can make life. We can also use our expertise to recommend the best physio, treatments, and support to help you live a life that’s as close to the one you had before your surgery and complications as possible.
Call us now to find out how our specialist lawyers can help.
Do I have a NHS mesh claim?
NHS data suggests that one in fifteen women who have this surgery to treat a prolapse need to remove the implant.
Unfortunately, both the mesh and the tape are designed to allow the body to heal and grow around and through them, which makes removing them a very complex procedure.
Symptoms of vaginal mesh or tape complications
- irregular vaginal bleeding
- pain in the pelvic area or during sex
- changes in bladder or bowel symptoms
- prickling sensation in the vagina
- searing pain in the buttocks or legs
How can I get vaginal mesh compensation?
Get in touch with our team about your case to see if you’re entitled to vaginal mesh compensation.
Our expert vaginal mesh solicitors will assess your case, including your symptoms and the impact they’ve had on your life to determine how strong your case is and whether you could be entitled to compensation.
How much vaginal mesh compensation could I get?
The amount of compensation you receive will typically depend on the exact circumstances of your case, the complications you’ve experienced and the impact they’ve had on your life. Compensation is typically split into two types of damages and your case will be evaluated in relation to both.
- Special damages – covering the cost of the injury to you so far and any future costs you’re likely to incur, such as hiring a carer, loss of earnings or travel costs to and from hospital.
- General damages – covering the injury and pain suffered as a result. This can be tricky to estimate. We use guidance from the ‘Judicial College Guidelines’ along with information from previous cases to make an estimate of the vaginal mesh compensation you could be entitled to.
Guidelines indicate that general damages for a serious bladder damage resulting in significant loss of control with pain could reach more than £75,000. Special damages would be added and could result in a much larger total amount of compensation – contact us for more details.
We understand that no amount of money can ever entirely make up for the pain and discomfort you’ve experienced as a result of vaginal mesh complications. But, it can help to ease some of the burden caused by the ripple effect of those complications, whether that’s loss of earnings through being unable to work, or to pay for any adjustments you may have had to make to your life.
Find more information on: how compensation works and how much you could be entitled to.
How long do I have to make a vaginal mesh claim?
Generally, you have three years from the point of negligence or from the point at which you became aware of the negligence. However, there are exceptions to this rule. Find out more via: Compensation claim time limits.
Think you might have a vaginal mesh claim? Get in touch with our expert solicitors today to start proceedings.
What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?
Pelvic organ prolapse is caused when trauma to the muscles and ligaments in the pelvic area allows the uterus to drop. Some women will experience no symptoms, but it can affect going to the toilet, make having sex difficult, and cause discomfort in the vagina. In less extreme cases, this same weakness results in the condition known as stress incontinence, where activities such as jumping or sneezing will cause the bladder to leak. Many women have tension-free vaginal tape and mesh to treat a pelvic organ prolapse.
Up to half of women who have children suffer pelvic organ prolapse.
What is tension-free tape and vaginal mesh?
Tension-free vaginal tape and mesh are products often used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress incontinence. Surgeons can implant them using a small incision, and if all goes to plan, they will provide an artificial means of support for the affected organs.
However, in recent years many women have reported painful complications since they had the surgery. These complications can include the mesh protruding through the skin of the vagina and women have been left unable to have sex or even walk.