The use of vaginal mesh implants is widespread for patients suffering with urinary stress incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. However, the implants have been linked to numerous debilitating health conditions such as chronic pain, incontinence, sexual issues and difficulty walking. Many women claim they were not appropriately informed about these possible complications or underwent an unnecessary mesh procedure.
On 18 May 2023 the Solicitors Regulation Authority announced the closure of Fortitude Law, who handled a large number of vaginal mesh claims. As such, dozens of clients have been left unrepresented, leading to claims in this area not being taken up and patients being left with debilitating conditions without hope of taking their issue to court.
Mesh campaign group, Sling The Mesh, say members have been left distraught and some are struggling to find a new solicitor to represent them in their claims.
Ally Taft, Head of Medical Negligence says: “It is deeply concerning to learn that so many women have suddenly been left unrepresented. We would recommend anyone impacted by the closure of Fortitude Law or anyone affected by mesh surgery complications to seek legal advice.”
Medical Accident Group’s specialist medical negligence solicitors have experience in bringing successful vaginal mesh claims, securing positive outcomes for clients and helping them to create a future they can look forward to.
If you have been left unrepresented or have suffered complications following a vaginal mesh implant, please call us on 0800 050 1668 or fill in the form below.