Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Hundreds sue NHS over 'barbaric' vaginal mesh implants

Hundreds sue NHS over 'barbaric' vaginal mesh implants 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 regulatory body MHRA said it "sympathises" with the women affected. BBC News

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