Recently, the use of mesh in surgery and the companies who manufacture it, such as Johnson & Johnson, have been a regular feature in the national news. Many women, including a dear friend, have bravely spoken out about how one particular kind of mesh procedure, trans-vaginal tape (TVT) surgery, has affected them. Women may have this surgery to tackle incontinence problems that can arise after being pregnant or having a hysterectomy.
Like many other people, I was shocked to learn of the health problems TVT surgery can cause: bladder infection, bleeding, chronic pain, and vaginal scarring to name but a few.
Thompsons Solicitors has worked on behalf countless victims of medical negligence, including women who have suffered because of TVT surgery.
Thompsons has produced this comprehensive factsheet to help women who have undergone this surgery identify their symptoms. The factsheet also explains the rights of people suffering due to TVT surgery – and how they could make a medical negligence claim – in a refreshingly easy to understand way.
Thompsons specialises in clinical negligence law, having represented victims of the disgraced breast surgeon Ian Paterson, and has an impressive track record of working on behalf of people affected by TVT mesh.
Thompsons is dedicated to supporting women affected by mesh, attending a parliamentary meeting last year, along with MP Owen Smith and the growing ‘Sling the Mesh’ campaign group.
If you’ve had TVT surgery and you believe it is causing health problems or pain, you should get yourself to a doctor as soon as you can, and then think about contacting a solicitor who specialises in medical negligence law and will be able to get you TVT mesh compensation. You can call Thompsons for free on 0800 0 224 224 if you think you might have a claim.