What are vaginal mesh claims*?
Vaginal mesh is inserted by medical professionals to treat health issues such as incontinence, prolapse and hernias. It is usually placed under the urethra to act as a sling through vaginal procedures, including TVT (trans-vaginal tape) mesh surgery.
There are concerns that little or no information about mesh surgery complications has been provided to those treated and, in some cases, the information provided was incorrect.
There are fears that many of the surgeons that carried out the procedures were inadequately trained surgeons. Surgeons have also been criticized for failing to investigate less intrusive procedures before proceeding with vaginal mesh surgery. Problems can also occur when defective mesh implants are removed. The damage can be life-changing and irreversible.
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Types of Vaginal Mesh Claims
Problems that have arisen due to complications include but are not limited to:
- Chronic pain, especially in the abdomen and pelvic areas
- Difficulty or inability to walk
- Bladder perforation
- Bladder infection
- Vaginal erosion or scarring
- Bowel and nerve trauma
- Mesh erosion or protrusion.
What are your next steps?
Knowing the details around medical negligence, if you feel like you have been the subject of malpractice, you should chat to Catherine McGuigan, or a member of McGuigan Solicitors LLP. To get in touch please either fill out the contact form below or call (0)49 952 9986 (Cavan office) and (0)1 441 1457 (Dublin office).
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What is Medical Negligence?
McGuigan Solicitors LLP are experienced medical negligence* solicitors with offices in Cavan and Dublin, Ireland. Medical negligence * (also known as clinical negligence) is a term used to describe a situation where a patient sustains personal injury * as a result of an error made by a medical practitioner/professional.
In most cases, medical professionals are dedicated, diligent and practice in a safe manner. This ensures that the medical treatment you are receiving is to the highest of standards.
Disclaimer: *In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees
or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award of settlement.