NHS England have said they are now stopping using Mesh implants after several years of debate amid safety concerns raised by and on behalf of patients.
These implants have been used for some years to treat stress urinary incontinence in women especially following childbirth.
In the UK more than 100,000 women have had a mesh fitted. However NHS England have said this is not a total ban and the mesh will continue to be used in certain cases. The same recommendation will not apply to the use of the mesh used in a rectopexy procedure for bowel patients.
It is clear the NHS are anxious not to admit there has been any negligence in the widespread use of the mesh implants for fear of opening the floodgates to thousands of claims.
Currently hundreds of women are suing the NHS and the manufacturers including US pharmaceutical giants Johnson and Johnson (the biggest makers of the mesh implants).
In such cases a claim can also be brought against the consultant or private hospital carrying out the procedure if done privately. It is important that anyone affected speaks out about any complications they have experienced to enable sufficient data to be gathered whilst investigations are ongoing into the use of these implants.
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