Specialist solicitors dealing with mesh implant claims are ready to take on new clients following SRA action.
The Law Society Gazette is reporting that the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has intervened into a legal practice that represents women making mesh implant claims.
The Gazette states that within moments of the announcement being made mesh support group message boards were alive with women in despair.
Mesh implants were used in repairing pelvic organ prolapse and managing stress urinary incontinence, but they have been linked to life-changing complications. Now dozens of victims have been suddenly left legally unrepresented and worried that their claims may never be finalised.
Solicitor Caroline Webber-Brown, who specialises in mesh implant claims at Slee Blackwell Solicitors, is sympathetic to the position these women now find themselves in, and is able to offer them some positive reassurance:
“Solicitors like me will be able to take over their claims and continue to fight for justice on their behalf, so they should not lose out as a result of this awful development.”
Caroline is quick to acknowledge that the women who are affected will be put through further stress and turmoil but she encourages them not to lose heart.
“It isn’t easy,” she said, “for women to share personal details of the ordeal they have suffered with a complete stranger. Unfortunately, they must now go through that again and put their trust in a new lawyer. However, as frustrating as it is, it is vital that they don’t give up.
We are committed to doing everything we can to help these women and to make the transition of the legal case as smooth as possible.”
Oliver Thorne, who heads up the Slee Blackwell clinical negligence team and is a member of the prestigious AvMA lawyers panel said:
“My heart goes out to these women. First, they were let down by the medical profession and now they have been let down by the legal profession. However, my colleague Caroline is not only experienced in dealing with these cases, but she is also easy to talk to and is very empathetic. I therefore know that if any of the women affected by this development choose to appoint Caroline as their lawyer then they will be in excellent hands.”
For further information on the work that Caroline, Oliver and the team have carried out on behalf of mesh implant victims you take a look at the following articles:
If you are looking for a specialist solicitor to deal with your mesh implant claim on a No Win, No Fee basis, then call Caroline Webber-Brown for an informal chat about how she can help you. Call 0333 888 0404 or send an email to her at [email protected]