Transvaginal Mesh Errors
If you have experienced complications as a result of a vaginal mesh implant, you may be eligible for compensation. Coleman Legal has a team of experienced solicitors currently representing a number of people in Ireland who have suffered complications as a result of mesh implants.
Vaginal Mesh Implants Errors/Complications
Vaginal mesh repair is a common gynaecological procedure. It is most commonly used for women who have incontinence or prolapse issues. The condition can be caused by a weakness in bladder control, with childbirth being a primary cause of this weakness.
Complications with the use of Transvaginal “mesh”
“Mesh” in the form of a permanent or semi-permanent artificial support may be used in vaginal repairs to support tissues in this area that are weak.
This may require the removal of the mesh.
Loosening of the whole mesh, the mesh may partially or completely protrude through the vaginal skin causing discharge or pain to your partner during sex. This may need another operation to divide the mesh that is protruding out or to remove the entire mesh if there is an infection present.
Mesh protrusion or erosion
Part of the mesh wears through a gap that develops in the vaginal skin so that it pokes out. This will usually require surgery to trim the loose portion and to close the gap in the skin.
Have you been affected as a result of medical negligence?
- Our team of medical negligence solicitors has over 30 years of collective experience handling cases for those who have suffered as a result of medical misdiagnosis or medical negligence.
- We are accredited as medical negligence specialists by Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) and the Law Society of Ireland.
- AvMA, a nonprofit dedicated to patient safety and justice, has given Coleman Legal its seal of approval. On their website, they provide helpful advice on how to choose a specialised solicitor for your medical negligence claim, which may assist you in making your decision.
Specific risks of this procedure
- Bleeding from large blood vessels
- Infection in the operation site or urinary tract
- Injury to other organs such as the ureter(s) (tube leading from the kidney to the bladder) bladder or bowel
- Difficulty passing urine immediately following surgery which is usually temporary but which may require a catheter to be reinserted into the bladder, or you may be taught to pass your own catheter until you are able to pass urine without assistance
- Stress incontinence of urine following surgery. Stress incontinence is a common condition where urine leaks when you cough, sneeze or perform various other activities involving abdominal straining. In this case, whilst no problem existed before surgery, often there is an unknown weakness of the bladder which leads to this problem when surgery is carried out
- A connection (fistula) may develop between the rectum and the vagina leading to leakage of faeces through the vagina (rectovaginal fistula)
- Pain in the perineum can last up to six weeks after surgery. Change in bladder and bowel habits. Pain during sexual intercourse. Pain in the perineum (area between vagina and rectum). Recurrence of the original complaint (prolapse) with the passage of time
- Narrowing or shortening of the vagina
- Increased risk in obese people of wound infection, chest infection, heart and lung complications, and thrombosis
- Increased risk in smokers of wound and chest infections, heart and lung complications, and thrombosis
How do I make a medical negligence claim?
Consult our medical negligence solicitor
It is advisable for you to speak to an experienced team of Medical Negligence Solicitors as soon as possible if you believe that you were not provided with an adequate or appropriate level of medical care, which resulted in you sustaining an injury or illness.
We obtain your medical records
After the consultation with your medical negligence solicitor, he/she will request access to your medical records and engage an independent medical expert to assess your records. The purpose of engaging an independent expert is to establish whether there was any negligence on the part of the medical professional.
The medical negligence litigation process
Where the independent medical expert is of the professional opinion that medical negligence did occur, upon your instructions, your solicitor will commence the process of issuing legal proceedings in Court against the medical professional and/or hospital.
Time Limits for a Medical Negligence Claim
The legal time limit to make a medical negligence claim is two years from the date of injury or date of knowledge that the injury or illness resulted from medical negligence. For children/minors, the time limit expires two years after their 18th birthday.
You may contact a solicitor to discuss your case to advise of the Statute of Limitations applicable to your case.
Contact our Solicitors
- Have you had a surgical procedure that did not turn out as it should?
- Have you been left in pain, or do you continue to suffer from physical discomfort or physical scarring?
- Have you been misdiagnosed or had a delayed diagnosis of cancer or another serious illness affecting your health?
Any injury suffered during a medical procedure, whether it is physical or psychological, may have long-term effects on the victim and their families. Our medical negligence solicitors have assisted many clients in recovering maximum damages, and we believe in putting the needs of our clients first.
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