Vaginal Mesh Implants: Act Now If You Have Been Affected
Vaginal mesh implants, which are used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence after childbirth, have been blamed by a substantial number of women for a variety of symptoms including, severe discomfort, permanent pain, or the inability to walk, work or a have normal sex life.
Data from the NHS Hospital Episodes Statistics, shows more than 92,000 women have had the implants in the UK alone, with around 1 in 11 women subsequently experiencing problems.
Now over 800 have commenced legal action against the NHS and the makers of the vaginal mesh implants, Johnson & Johnson, with the numbers claiming expected to rise rapidly.
A Guardian report from 2017 claimed the manufacturers of the implant which is widely used in the UK, US and Australia, launched it without a full clinical trial, and then compounded the problem by continuing to market the product for 5 years despite learning of its potential problems.
Commenting on the matter, Stephen Green, Partner and Head of Clinical Negligence at Fosters Solicitors LLP, said "I am deeply concerned by the large amount of women who have been given this polypropylene mesh. As a firm with wide experience of group actions we have been approached by a number of women whose lives have been dramatically changed due to the complications they have suffered. Those experiencing such complications should seek legal advice immediately".