Thompsons Solicitors is urging any women who have experienced pain after receiving vaginal mesh surgery to come forward and seek legal advice. As a leading medical negligence law firm, Thompsons Solicitors is committed to providing a confidential, empathetic and supportive service, and is already supporting a number of patients who have been affected by the issue of trans-vaginal tape (TVT).
In order to help women who may have been negatively affected by the use of TVT, Thompsons Solicitors has put together an informative factsheet which aims to answer questions that are frequently asked.
TVT surgery is performed on women in order to prevent urinary incontinence and prolapse, and is the most common form of vaginal mesh implant. However, many women have experienced health problems after being given this procedure, with recent figures suggesting that around 6.5% of TVT implants have had to be removed.
Women who have suffered complications following TVT surgery report symptoms such as chronic pain, the inability to walk and difficulty going to the toilet. In response to this, women who have experienced the negative side effects of TVT first-hand established a campaign called ‘Sling the Mesh’ to raise awareness.
The factsheet provides information to women who have concerns about TVT surgery about where to seek medical advice, and outlines clear guidance for how to make a medical negligence claim for damages. The medical negligence team at Thompsons Solicitors has already secured TVT mesh compensation for numerous individuals who have suffered due to surgical mesh errors. If you would like more information, contact their friendly team on 0800 0 224 224.