Government announces review into response to vaginal mesh concerns
Today the government has announced that Baroness Julia Cumberlege will carry out a review into vaginal mesh implants, along with an epilepsy drug, sodium valporate and a pregnancy test, primodos, which have all been in the news after concerns were raised safety.
The new review, which was announced by the prime minister at Prime Minister’s questions, will look at the quality of the response of authorities and will consider whether public inquiries should be undertaken.
The announcement will be welcomed by thousands of campaigners who have battled hard to have their concerns and experiences listened to.
Vaginal mesh implants, made of polypropylene, are used to treat urinary incontinence which is common after childbirth. Most of the mesh devices were used without going through clinical trials, and whilst most women suffer no ill effects, others have been left in agony as the mesh has cut into tissue, leaving many with life-changing complications.
It is estimated that over 100,000 UK women have had a mesh fitted.
Did you undergo this treatment after June 2015 without being provided with informed consent of the full risks?
Roberts Jackson has a team of experienced clinical negligence practitioners. When managing negligence claims we always put the needs of our client first. We also aim to keep the process simple and straightforward, and pride ourselves on treating each client as an individual to ensure that every case is handled in a sensitive and honest manner. The firm will only ever take on your claim if we believe that it is in your best interests.
During our consultation, we may ask you the following questions to determine whether or not you should claim:
- You feel you didn’t receive enough information about the risks of the implant prior to surgery
- You were unaware that the implant would be permanent
- You were not offered a consultation prior to the procedure, or were not given enough time prior to the procedure to consider the pros and cons
- You were disappointed with the standard of surgery you received
- You sought health care on one or multiple occasions after your surgery, as a result of the implant, and were not dealt with appropriately
- Your subsequent complaints were ignored by healthcare staff
- You have had to have revision surgery to repair the damage caused by your mesh implant
- You were not offered any other alternatives to vaginal mesh implants prior to surgery, such as pessaries, surgery without mesh or pelvic floor therapy
If you fall into any of these categories, we recommend that you contact a member of our medical negligence team as soon as possible on 0800 001 4496 for a free initial consultation as there is a strong chance that you are entitled to claim for compensation.