Fortitude Law closed down by the Solicitors Regulation Authority

June 14, 2023

Pogust Goodhead is aware of the disappointing news that Fortitude Law, a firm that represented many women who have been adversely affected by mesh, has been closed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

This has inevitably resulted in many women finding themselves without any legal representation. ​Having represented hundreds of women affected by mesh, we appreciate how distressing this must be.

We would like to assure anyone affected by this decision that Pogust Goodhead is able to help anyone* wishing to continue with their clinical negligence claim in relation to their transvaginal mesh surgery.

*Please note that due to the current status of the litigation, we are not currently taking on any more manufacturer cases, but we are able to offer our assistance to any women who wish to pursue a clinical negligence claim.

The Pogust Goodhead Mesh Team 

Pogust Goodhead’s specialist mesh team currently manage a large-scale group litigation on behalf of hundreds of women who have undergone mesh surgery to treat either Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) and/ or Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP). Our clients have suffered the devastating life changing effects from mesh products.

We have issued proceedings against both manufacturers of vaginal mesh, as well as against various clinical negligence defendants for alleged negligent implantation, management and treatment of the mesh, and failure to obtain informed consent.

Our US offices have already obtained compensation on behalf of individuals by litigating similar cases, which provides our team with unique support, resources and input. Pogust Goodhead is therefore significantly advantaged by its globally positioned offices and our combined, extensive experience in this field.

Our dedicated mesh lawyers have extensive experience in clinical negligence, dealing with cases against NHS Trusts and private surgeons, including alleged negligent implantation, management and treatment of the mesh, and failure to obtain informed consent.

We work with leading medico-legal experts in this field to help us satisfy the legal tests and assess mesh related injuries.

Therefore, we fully recognise the wide range of complications that mesh can cause, and we work tirelessly to take on cases that others won’t in the interest of pursuing justice for our clients.

Intervention Agent 

We note that the law firm Lester Aldridge has been instructed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to act as an ‘intervention agent’ following the closure of Fortitude Law.

If you have been affected by the closure, please see here for further information: Solicitors Regulation Authority SRA Intervention Agent | Lester Aldridge

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