Transvaginal mesh tape is a plastic mesh used by medical practitioners to treat women who suffer from stress incontinence and pelvic organ prolapses, symptoms often suffered by women post-childbirth. The mesh tape is cut to size and placed through the vagina or abdomen during a surgical procedure. This procedure is performed regularly worldwide and for many women the procedure is a positive experience and their symptoms will be alleviated. However, for many others the procedure causes serious side effects and injuries, most commonly chronic pain. Unfortunately, even those who have undergone revision surgery and had the mesh tape removed have continued to experience pain. Many women who have experienced negative side effects and lasting injuries as a result of the insertion of mesh implants have sought legal advice in relation to taking action against the medical practitioners carrying out the surgical procedure and also the manufacturers of the mesh tapes.
Augustus Cullen Law recently settled an action on behalf of a Plaintiff who suffered injuries following the insertion of a vaginal mesh tape. The plaintiff in this case was not counselled in relation to the possible complications associated with the surgical procedure of mesh tape insertion and the fact that while the procedure may cure stress incontinence, it would not resolve her voiding difficulties and nocturia issues and could even exacerbate these symptoms.
Augustus Cullen Law are continuing investigating and acting for claimants that have suffered injuries following failed Mesh Implant Surgeries, however in light of the high failure rate with these devices now becoming obvious it may well be possible to pursue a legal remedy for patients under the Defective Products Act.
Please contact our Medical Negligence team if you have suffered personal injury following a mesh implant surgery.
28 April 2017