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Transvaginal Mesh – Bridging the gap

Latest defective medical device

We have seen replacement hearts, hips, knees, corneas; there are ways to grow bone, skin, and even attempts at organs; and there are stems, pumps, screws, and mesh to assist with organic tissue and material that has become damaged from illness and trauma.

Not all the items we rely on have been a success. You will no doubt be aware of the ongoing issues with breast implants produced by PIP, and also the widely publicized claims for faulty metal on metal hip implants.

The new product that has proven for many women to be faulty both in the UK and the USA is the transvaginal mesh, regularly used to treat a prolapse to the vaginal wall, produced in the main by Johnson and Johnson. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) are carrying out a review in anticipation of an alert when their research is complete. Ahead of the British MHRA is the FDA the comparable USA regulatory body who has issued a warning as long ago as 2008 and a full halt to sales and recall in 2011 with an avalanche of lawsuits.


The MHRA has issued advice and guidance for patients and practitioners. The mesh appears to fail either by early erosion or by contraction. This can cause stress incontinency, vaginal scarring, pain & discomfort and is likely to have a serious impact on quality of life. It could also result in the requirement to have the mesh removed which may take 2-3 further operations and damage to internal organs particularly the bladder.

How we can help

We are dedicated personal injury lawyers who are able to assist you with obtaining compensation. We understand the sensitive nature of these cases and are conscious of treating our client’s with the understanding and compassion required. We hope that our message reaches you so that you may have our specialist team investigate whether you have a claim to present and how best to do this. Due to the recent incidents of failures in the UK this has not been notified to all mesh patients so this may be the first you have heard.

If you are concerned that you have suffered ill health due to the transvaginal mesh then please contact Harris Fowler so that we may consider the details and, if we believe you have reasonable prospects of a successful claim, then we will be able to assist you on a No Win No Fee basis. This is a free claim assessment and you will be able to decide whether to pursue compensation.

Please contact us on 0800 213214 or complete our simple on line enquiry form to discuss claiming compensation.