Pelvic mesh implants – time for those responsible to compensate the victims fairly says Dr Kevin Naylor

July 8, 2020

Baroness Cumberlege has written a letter to the Secretary of State today describing the UK healthcare system as ‘disjointed, siloed, unresponsive and defensive.’

The letter follows the report of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices, First Do No Harm, which has also been published today.

As part of the review, Baroness Cumberlege investigated the use of pelvic mesh implants which have been used in the surgical repair of pelvic organ prolapse and to manage stress incontinence. Such implants have however, been linked with ‘crippling’ and ‘catastrophic’ life-changing complications, suffered by hundreds of women.

Baroness Cumberlege believes that much of this suffering was entirely avoidable.

As part of her recommendations, Baroness Cumberlege has urged the Government to ‘immediately issue a fulsome apology on behalf of the healthcare system to those families affected’.

In connection with this matter, barrister Dr Kevin Naylor from Exchange Chambers has been involved with over 100 cases already.

Dr Naylor, who is instructed by Freeths LLP said:

“Now that the terrible suffering endured by these women has been officially recognised, it is time for those responsible to act constructively and compensate the victims fairly.”

Partner Jane Williams, who is leading and coordinating the mesh cases at Freeths LLP, commented:

“It is now time to ensure that our clients receive not only an apology, but the compensation they deserve after years of suffering and not being listened to.”