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Vaginal mesh claims in Somerset

Mon, 03/19/2018 - 13:27 -- Slee Blackwell

The Somerset County Gazette is reporting on the development of a new vaginal mesh alternative

The use of vaginal mesh and TVT (trans-vaginal tape)has resulted in a huge number of women complaining of severe pain and infection.

Vaginal mesh and TVT treatment has been given to women suffering pelvic organ prolapse and/or urinary incontinence following childbirth.

However, the use of vaginal mesh and TVT is controversial and hundreds of legal claims have been commenced by women suffering adverse effects.

Now scientists at the University of Sheffield have developed a more suitable material following extensive research. The Somerset County Gazette reports that the new biomaterial is made of polyurethane rather than polypropylene.

Researchers found that polypropylene mesh was not fit for use in the pelvic floor. Polyurethane is better because it has greater elasticity, doesn’t provoke inflammation and has properties more similar to human tissue. Oestrogen has also been inserted into the new mesh to regenerate pelvic tissue and speed up the healing process.

England’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence said in December 2017 that vaginal mesh should only be used for research purposes in future on the basis of well-recognised safety concerns.

And the Somerset County Gazette also reports data supplied by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency that in the last five years more than 1,000 adverse reactions to vaginal mesh implants have been reported.

Slee Blackwell’s Oliver Thorne, a specialist in medical negligence claims, has dealt with a number of women from Somerset, Devon and beyond who have experienced problems following vaginal mesh and TVT treatment. 

Oliver has welcomed the scientific breakthrough and hopes that this will help women throughout the UK.

Oliver commented:

“The issues of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence are often life changing and it is encouraging to see that research is ongoing into ways in which these conditions can be dealt with, in particular the products that are being used. I am currently dealing with a number of cases involving TOT and TVT procedures.”

If you have experienced problems with vaginal mesh or TVT treatment then you can call Oliver on 0808 139 1606 for a free legal assessment. Alternatively you can email him at oliver.thorne@sleeblackwell.co.uk

If Oliver feels you have a viable vaginal mesh or TVT medical negligence claim then he will be able to undertake the case on a No Win, No Fee basis.