If you have suffered pain and discomfort from hernia mesh complications, then Thompsons Solicitors could help you secure compensation.

Mesh implants are devices inserted by medical professionals to treat prolapse and hernias in men, women and even children.

Although mesh implants have been used across the UK for many years to treat a variety of conditions, there have been extensive reports of patients suffering health complications such as overwhelming pain, bleeding and difficulty waking following mesh surgery.

Many people who have had mesh implant claim they were misinformed about the possible complications associated with the operation, and that some surgeons have unnecessarily used mesh without considering less intrusive procedures first.

Thompsons Solicitors’ specialist mesh lawyers are currently acting on behalf of more than 200 clients who have suffered complications of mesh implant procedures. If you have been suffering as a result of your mesh implant to treat a hernia, then get in touch with our solicitors for legal advice on how to make a hernia mesh claim.

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Frequently asked questions about making a hernia mesh claim

1. What is a mesh implant?

A mesh implant is one of the options available to help treat men, women and children who are suffering from hernias.

The implant is usually made of a synthetic material, which is used during surgery to strengthen damaged or weakened muscle or tissue, and repair hernias.

2. What are the health complications caused by mesh implants?

Mesh surgery is often performed successfully, but as with all medical procedures, things can and do go wrong. Problems can occur when the mesh deteriorates and breaks up within the body and attach itself to parts of the body it was not intended to treat. The damage can be life-changing and irreversible.

Complications reported as a result of mesh surgery are:

  • Chronic pain, especially in the abdomen and pelvic areas;
  • Bleeding;
  • Difficulty or inability to walk;
  • Bladder perforation;
  • Bladder infection;
  • Haematoma;
  • Bowel and nerve trauma;
  • Incontinence;
  • Mesh erosion or protrusion.

3. I’m suffering with health problems after mesh implant surgery, what shall I do?

Thompsons Solicitors urges anyone who thinks they have been injured as a result of a hernia mesh procedure to contact their GP immediately to diagnose the cause of pain.

If your GP concludes that your mesh implant is the cause of your suffering, or if they cannot explain it and you think it’s related to your mesh implant, Thompsons Solicitors’ specialist medical negligence lawyers are able to use their significant legal expertise to advise whether you could begin a hernia mesh claim and get compensation.

4. How can Thompsons Solicitors help me make a hernia mesh claim?

Thompsons Solicitors is already helping many people who have suffered injury as a result of mesh implants. Our team of exceptional medical negligence lawyers, who also took on hundreds of cases against disgraced breast cancer surgeon, Ian Paterson, will use their extensive legal knowledge to help you secure a hernia mesh settlement.

We are proud to only ever act for the injured, never insurance companies or defendants something few law firms commit to.

It’s important to get expert support as soon as possible after a medical negligence injury, so don’t delay. Call our solicitors on 0800 0 224 224 or complete our free online claim form today.

5. I’m male – can I make a mesh implant claim with Thompsons Solicitors?

Yes. Mesh implant surgery is performed on men, as well as women and children. If you have experienced abdominal hernia mesh complications, you can talk to our medical negligence experts in confidence about the possibility of starting a hernia mesh claim.

6. I had mesh surgery years ago but have only recently started to experience complications. Can I still make a hernia mesh claim?

Yes. Some abdominal hernia mesh complications have been known to present themselves for the first time years after mesh surgery.

The time limit for making a mesh claim is that it must be started within three years of the date you could have reasonably known that your injury was a result of the procedure. The clock would start ticking, for example, following a diagnosis by a GP or any other medical professional that mesh is the cause of your problems. This means that, even if you underwent a hernia mesh procedure several years ago, and you are only now experiencing pain and discomfort, you could still be eligible to begin a hernia mesh claim.

Talk to our lawyers today for more information about beginning your claim for hernia mesh compensation.

7. My mesh surgery was performed at a private hospital – can I still make a medical negligence claim?

Yes. Many mesh implant surgeries have been performed in private hospitals.

Thompsons Solicitors has successfully secured significant compensation in medical negligence claims against private healthcare providers. We are currently representing a group of over 50 clients in mesh claims against Dr. Dixon, a consultant colorectal surgeon who worked at NHS Southmead Hospital and private Spire Bristol Hospital.

8. Do I have to pay to make a hernia mesh claim?

Thompsons Solicitors recommends clients begin their compensation claim on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis. This means that you will only pay if your claim is successful. You can find out more about our finance options on our Fees and Payment page.

If you are a trade union member, then you can get access to free legal advice and representation through your trade union. Visit our trade union website for more information.

We’ve helped hundreds of thousands of people make successful medical negligence claims, and we can help with your hernia mesh claim too.

Call our specialist mesh lawyers today for free on 0800 0 224 2224, or request a call back by completing our online claim form.