\(^O^)/ try KnowYourQuotes.com find the perfect quote

Vaginal mesh implants Hundreds sue NHS over 'barbaric' treatment

Free Button: Daily News
Free Button: Daily News

  Info

Description

More than 800 UK women are taking legal action against the NHS and the makers of vaginal mesh implants, the Victoria Derbyshire programme has learned.The implants are used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence after childbirth, but some can cut into the vagina - causing severe discomfort.Some women have been left in permanent pain, unable to walk, work or have sex. One called the implants "barbaric".The UK's medicines regulator said it "sympathises" with the women affected.Kate Langley had to give up her business as a childminder because the pain was so intense she could not look after the children.The surgeon who first examined her, she explained, "could see the [mesh] tape had come through my vagina - protruding through."The mesh had cut its way through - like a cheese-wire."Other women, reporting similar symptoms, have said the perforation was so severe their partners had been injured by the mesh during sex.Ms Langley, who described the meshes as "barbaric", said she has had 53 hospital admissions to try to end the pain, but - like many women - the mesh was so near the nerve it could not be fully removed.She has been left in permanent pain by the implants and has nerve damage.What's the issue with mesh implants?Mesh implants 'as dangerous as asbestos'Faulty implants end women's sex lifeThe plastic meshes are made of polypropylene - the same material used to make certain drinks bottles - and manufactured by many different companies.They are used to ease incontinence and to support organs such as the vagina, uterus, bowel, bladder or urethra which have prolapsed after childbirth.Claire Cooper began to experience pain three years after her operation.Doctors wrongly believed the source of discomfort was her womb, which she had had removed at the age of 39.When the pain continued, she said a GP told her she was imagining it.The news made her want to take her own life. She said she "mapped out" her suicide, but wanted to live on for her children.She still lives in pain and said her husband has "turned into my carer"."We haven't had sex for four-and-a-half years. This stuff breaks up marriages."I wouldn't at all be surprised if there are mesh-injured women that have taken their own lives and didn't know what the problem was," she said.Ms Cooper is one of a number of women calling for the NHS to stop fitting the implants."I want the procedure banned, I want the material banned," she said.Labour MP Owen Smith, who is planning to hold a Parliamentary debate on the issue, called for an investigation into the use of vaginal mesh.He told the BBC: "I think there is a really good case for saying 'suspend its usage' until there is clarity about the scale of the problems we're facing."Unaware of risksBetween April 2007 and March 2015, more than 92,000 women had vaginal mesh implants in England, according to NHS data from the Hospital Episodes Statistics, obtained by the Victoria Derbyshire programme.About one in 11 women has experienced problems, the data suggests.Now, more than 800 women in the UK are taking legal action against the NHS and manufacturers, including US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson - the biggest makers of mesh implants.Its subsidiary, Ethicon, said it was "vigorously defending litigation".Many of the women the BBC met said they had never been told by their surgeons about the potential risks associated with the implants.The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) says for the majority of women, the use of vaginal mesh implants is safe and effective.The meshes are still prescribed on the NHS across the UK, although a recent review in Scotland said they should not be routinely used for pelvic organ prolapse.Experts believe if the women are successful in their legal case, the NHS payout for compensation could be tens of millions of pounds.In the US, thousands of women have sued manufacturers, receiving payouts that total several billion dollars.Consultant urogynaecologist Dr Sohier Elneil said she sees patients in the UK who have been left facing severe pain and unable to walk.

  Email Video to Friends   Receive Emails for Similar Videos

Email:

  Repeat and Loop Video   Link to Video   Create Short URL  Publish Text About This Video   Share on Facebook, Twitter, and more
  See Recommended Videos For You
Old Cartoons on DVD. Visit and Bookmark: Cool90s.com!

Related

  NHS sued over vaginal mesh implants - BBC News   Mesh 'lawsuits could be bigger than Thalidomide'   Vaginal mesh 'disaster' could be 'worse than Thalidomide', experts warn   Mesh 'lawsuits could be bigger than Thalidomide' - Sky News   Vaginal mesh 'disaster' could be 'worse than Thalidomide', experts warn   These Medical Devices Meant to Fix Hernias are Causing Severe Internal Injuries   Turn Back Time Spa and Wellness   'I've given up my life to care for my mum' - BBC News   UKIP defend Farage HIV comments   Doctors hopeful with new implantable opioid treatment   America’s Lawyer [21]: Facebook Murders, Lead in Los Angeles & Dangerous Mesh   Turn Back Time Spa and Wellness has help for bladder issues   Drug addiction treatment divides opinions   New Implant Treatment Helps Recovering Opioid Addicts Stay Clean   Proton Beam: The UK's new weapon against Cancer   Cancer Radiation Masks Transformed into Expressive Sculptures   First: Technology fuels deaf education debate | Health+Science   San Diego woman: Stage zero cancer treatment deformed me   Incredible moment paralysed monkeys WALK again using brain implants   Gynecologic Cancer Awareness: Mayo Clinic Radio   Cancer patients having to pay for treatment in Germany   BBC war reporter, 49, flies to Mexico for a £62,000 MS operation after being refused NHS treatment   Stephen Hawking Accuses Jeremy Hunt of 'Misquoting' Him   Mona Lisa Touch   A look at ECD's Hero 2.0 Mesh   Woman claims Nassar performed vaginal "treatment" against her will   Mesh 16.02.2017 Mesh   50,000 Families Sue UnitedHealth Over Addiction Treatment Coverage   Families sue caregiver, state over treatment of men with disabilities   PMQs: Jeremy Corbyn asks Theresa May about NHS warnings   Legal firms threaten to sue hospitals that refuse to treat migrants   Mesh 17.02.2017 Mesh   Generosity of strangers transformed life of boy denied surgery by Tory NHS cuts   Proton beam treatment saved my son   Proton beam treatment saved my son   New Hepatitis C drug approved for the NHS in Scotland   Villagers glorify their children in China festival   A Simple Question - NHS in crisis   Should NHS cut some IVF treatments to save money? DEBATE - BBC Newsnight   NHS Health Check: What the NHS does for you   Birmingham children's hospital success story   Doctors warn the NHS is at 'breaking point'   Decoding the DNA of diseases   Why Some People Are Attracted to Jerks   Hundreds protest in Dehradun over Myanmar's treatment of Rohingya Muslims   Evewoman: Vaginal Health - Maintaining vaginal tightness   6 Warning Signs of Vaginal Infection (Vaginitis)   Evewoman: Food and vaginal health   Althea mesh early alpha demo: A cryptocurrency powered decentralized ISP   Get the spark back in your relationship   240917_K24_PKG_9PM_YOUR HEALTH-VAGINAL DISCHARGE_GRACE   Mesh Networks Can Keep People Connected During Natural Disasters   Mesh   Now You Can Have Luggage With Your Face On It   Evewoman: Food and vaginal taste and smell   Foreign patients to pay up front for NHS treatment   WATCH: Report reveals children sufferring 'barbaric treatment' in their homes   Сотни воздушных шаров в небе над Мексикой 19.11.2016 Hundreds of balloons in the sky over Mexico   Zuckerberg Will Not Sue Hundreds of Hawaiians   National’s proposed boot camps for troubled youth policy challenged   Medical Hernia Mesh - A Health Disaster   Study Reveals Women With Cancer Have Sexual Health Concerns   Parents may file lawsuit over AP test debacle   Local businesses take part in May Day protests   NHS and social care in a state of emergency says Corbyn   I Fixed My Crappy Internet!   Papantonio: The Latest Medical Product Disaster - Surgical Hernia Mesh   Mesh 18.02.2017   Mesh 15.02.2017   Certain Items to No Longer Be Available on Prescription on NHS | Good Morning Britain   college students say degree was worthless   Death due to textured implants linked to breast cancer.   Plaster-like patch could reduce impact of strokes   Two NDC MPs sue Otiko Djaba over her appointment - The Pulse on Joy News (9-2-17)   Hawaii to sue Trump administration over revised travel ban

Popular Today

  GE2020: Workers' Party candidates say East Coast voters have been put in a dilemma   FBI arrests former companion of Jeffrey Epstein in New Hampshire   GE2020: National Solidarity Party says it will stay in Tampines GRC even if it loses   Trump: Three Vaccine Candidates Looking 'Really Good'   Bournemouth beach covered in litter after hottest day of the year   New details emerge as soldier’s family demands answers   Is Trump TRYING to Lose in November?   लक्षवेधी | येस बँक कुणी केली 'नो' बँक ? | भाग 2 | 07. 03.2020   Fireworks illegal in some parts of North Alabama   IMF's Kristalina Georgieva: Covid-19 uncertainty is massive | FT   MIT researcher says COVID-19 cases likely 10x higher than reported   GE2020: Govt should make clear its fiscal projections for rest of the decade, says WP's Pritam Singh   Trump Hasn't Taken Pandemic Seriously, DNC Chair Perez Says   50th Running of the Tony Hulman Classic   MLB spring training begins   Caller: Is Biden's Tent Bigger Than Bernie's?   GE2020: Reform Party plans to address issue of ageing HDB flats, rising costs of living   A new Pandemic Virus Discovered after Covid 19   Mumbai में बारिश से मुश्किल बढ़ी, लगातार बारिश से सड़क पर लग गई Traffic जाम | News18 India   Coronavirus: how to get your business ready to reopen | FT   Businesses allowed to reopen struggling amid ongoing pandemic   GE2020: SPP seeking to deny PAP two-thirds majority to 'prevent rubber-stamping of policies'   Jomvu Mp Baddi Twalib commends CS Adhan for his visit and meeting the ling distance drivers   Major incident declared after thousands flock to Bournemouth beaches   Television icon Hugh Downs dies at 99   Removing Trump Would Only Be the Beginning   UAE launches new space training programme   DP Ruto ask clergy to pray for those being purged from positions in Jubilee Par for being his allies   Elections During Coronavirus Pandemic   How coronavirus will change commuting ⁠— and air pollution | FT   Tourists flock to Cape for holiday weekend   GE2020: PAP's Bishan Toa-Payoh team promises to help vulnerable families   Jubilee wrangles: DP Ruto on political Divide   Wabash Valley Girls Softball League   Record coronavirus surge as US prepares for holiday   Our Economy is Based on Buying from China   Combating Covid-19: Jebel Ali Gurudwara is open again   Mp Baddi Twalib asks state to offer employment opportunities on SGR to area residents   News18 के स्टिंग ऑपरेशन प्रधान का बड़ा असर, घोटाले की जांच के लिए Mirzapur में 3 अफसरों की टीम बनी   Antifa Tries Blaming Crime On "Black men" To Protect Her White Friends   Gov. Charlie Baker gives update on COVID-19 in Mass,   GE2020: Workers' Party says financial position of Aljunied-Hougang Town Council is healthy   Nyali MP faults Transport CS over transporting cargo via standard gauge railway   AL Selects Company For Virtual Learning Platform   Wirecard and the missing €1.9bn: my story | FT   Bad Faith Populists & Coronavirus Red Flags 7/1/20   #KTMotorReview: NEW Aston Martin DB11 AMR   5200 vulnerable Isiolo families to benefit with Covid-19 cushion funds   Business Owner spends pandemic painting planters in Olney   Myrtle Beach mayor explains holiday weekend preparations   View All Today's Popular Videos