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An ambulance technician has been left in constant pain as a result of treatment she received at an NHS hospital in Scotland.

The 46-year-old is pursuing a medical negligence compensation claim with Thompsons following the use of controversial mesh implants to treat an overactive bladder.

The claim is against both the hospital which treated her and the manufacturers of the mesh implant, which has left the mother-of-two in constant pain.

In May 2010, the claimant had the implant fitted in the hopes it would improve the symptoms of an overactive bladder and stress incontinence.

The mesh is used to repair damaged or weakened tissue and is often implanted to treat pelvic organ prolapse.

There can be side effects to the treatment however, and, following surgery, the claimant saw her symptoms become progressively worse.

Now housebound as a result of constant, severe pain and further loss of bladder control, she has forced to leave her job as an ambulance technician and abandon her dream of becoming a paramedic.

A once fit and active woman, who often participated in charity runs, has now been left feeling hopeless and suicidal.

The 46-year-old told a local newspaper, "The only thing that stops me taking my own life are my husband and kids. I don't want to be here anymore. This house in my prison. I don't go out for days; I have no social life and my confidence is gone."

The mother of two has claimed that the risks involved in the treatment were not thoroughly explained to her by a medical professional before going ahead with the procedure.

She hopes to one day return to work but will never be able to go back to her previous job due to its physical nature.

The case has not yet been heard in court, but the personal injury solicitors at Thompsons are hopeful of a positive outcome.

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