The Claimant suffered with stress incontinence (the inability to control the urge to urinate) for which she underwent a TVT (tension free vaginal tape) procedure. This involves a mesh tape being placed under the urethra like a sling or hammock to keep it in its normal position. The tape is inserted through tiny incisions in the abdomen and vaginal wall. Unfortunately it wasn’t picked up that the tape had passed through the bladder (this isn’t in itself negligent but the failure to identify the injury to the bladder is negligent). She suffered significant pain and discomfort and had to undergo a further three procedures to remove the tape. Her claim was settled in the sum of £19,000.00.