Vaginal mesh stories are continuing to come out all over the world. There is a lot of organization between affected patients sharing their stories and putting pressure on lawmakers and the media to address the issue. The Guardian has published one such story.
It’s a personal account of a woman in the UK who received a mesh implant and got a lot of complications. 10 weeks after receiving a mesh to treat incontinence after childbirth, the woman experienced severe pain in her legs and a burning sensation in her vagina. Yet doctors ignored her symptoms and tried to blame it on other things like a slipped disc.
She started the Facebook group Sling The Mesh to connect other people in the UK who had been hurt by mesh implants. There are enough people on the forum that it’s attracting attention. Leaked notes revealed that the powers that be want to hide the problems from the media, but it’s not working.
It is suggested that surgeons prefer the mesh procedure because it is very fast and has a quick recovery time relative to more traditional methods. Yet the traditional methods seem to be much safer in the long term than the mesh is. We urge women to read the story themselves and consider searching for other mesh implantation groups on Facebook to connect with others.
We also urge them to call a qualified class action attorney. John Foy & Associates have been fighting to help women get the compensation they need from mesh manufacturers. The side effects of a mesh surgery can cause severe and life-long consequences. You deserve help. Call today for a free consultation.