Category: NHS Mesh Operations

Unable to walk from pelvic mesh problems – what can be done?

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Some patients can be left unable to walk from having had pelvic mesh fitted. This can completely change everything, and it is important that we – as specialist Vaginal Mesh Lawyers – are able to do everything in our power to help.

Although we may not be able to change what has happened, and what patients may be left suffering from in the future, legal action can help. It can ensure that a victim receives some form of justice for what they have had to go through, and a claim could also factor in private treatment where applicable.

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Negligent aftercare for vaginal mesh: claim compensation

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If you have suffered as a result of negligent aftercare in relation to pelvic mesh surgery, you could be entitled to claim compensation now with No Win, No Fee legal representation.

A lot can go wrong with pelvic mesh procedures, and the impact in terms of complications and how they can cause permanent problems remain a significant cause for concern. Despite what we know about how badly things can go wrong, and despite thousands of women worldwide suffering, this controversial procedure is still being carried out here in the UK. Although a number of changes have been implemented that are supposed to avoid women being put at risk, we still see people being harmed. And when it comes to problems with aftercare, patients can suffer horrendously.

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Can I claim compensation for vaginal mesh complications?

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In recent years, vaginal mesh complications have left some patients in desperate and difficult situations. The health problems some women face after vaginal mesh surgery can have a devastating impact on their lives, significantly affecting their well-being as a result. Many victims may, understandably, feel like they have been wronged and may be asking: “can I claim compensation?”

Medical negligence is a complex area of law, with many different factors and circumstances determining your ability to potentially seek justice. However, on the whole, the basic fact remains the same: if the negligent actions of a medical professional have caused a downturn in your health, you may be able to claim compensation for any proven breach of duty.

As medical negligence specialists, we are always looking to address injustices in the healthcare system, and we believe the vaginal mesh scandal can represent one of the most serious betrayals of some patients in recent years. To address your injustice, you can contact us today for free legal advice on your potential compensation claim.

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Waiting for private mesh treatment – what can you do?

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Can you do anything about waiting for private mesh treatment or NHS treatment? You may be able to do so, and we may be able to help you.

As part of a claim for vaginal mesh compensation, in some cases, we may be able to obtain private treatment as part of a case. We may also be able to get the Defendant to pay for it, or at least get a part-payment from them before the case settles to pay for it.

Here is some information about when we may be able to do this and the basis on which we can try to achieve it.

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Vaginal mesh recovery problems – claiming compensation

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In recent years, vaginal mesh has been used widely across health services in the UK as a means of treating problems such as prolapse and incontinence in female patients. However, it was not until many women came forward to report serious complications that concerns were raised about the safety of the medical device. Even as campaigners strive to have the use of vaginal mesh banned permanently, this is not the end for some affected women, as many are suffering from vaginal mesh recovery problems.

When vaginal mesh complications occur they can, unfortunately, be very difficult for the symptoms to abate in some instances. This is largely due to the difficulty in removing the implants as they are designed to be permanent. This can mean that only specialist surgeons have the skills required to execute the removal procedure and, in some cases, only partial removal can be possible.

We believe that the responsibility for vaginal mesh complications may lie, in part, with the medical professionals who treated affected patients, and manufacturers in some instances also. In cases where we can prove that your vaginal mesh complications were caused by the negligence of your doctor, you could be in line to receive compensation.

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Problems removing mesh and taking legal action

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Unfortunately, problems removing mesh once it has been implanted is one of the major issues that patients face when their pelvic mesh implant has gone wrong.

This is why access to justice for victims affected by vaginal mesh issues is so important, and that is why we are here to help.

We are happy to work on a No Win, No Fee basis for eligible clients, and we can offer free, no-obligation advice too. As we always recommend, please do speak to our team for help as soon as you possibly can because there can be numerous time-frames for launching a pelvic mesh case. Missing a key deadline could mean missing out on your chance to claim.

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Compensation for pain and suffering caused by vaginal mesh

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Vaginal mesh was introduced a number of years ago in the UK as a device to treat problems like pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. Over the years, it became an established treatment, but has more recently been met with backlash by women who have faced serious complications provoked by the mesh implants. Those who have been adversely affected by vaginal mesh may be able to claim compensation for pain and suffering in cases where there has been medical negligence.

Despite being approved by medical product regulators and accepted by doctors, vaginal mesh has been found to cause harm to a large number of patients worldwide. It has since become more tightly regulated, and can now only be used by the NHS in exceptional circumstances, but the damage has already been done for many. Questions have been raised about how those responsible for patient welfare have failed to protect patients from harm.

As specialists in medical negligence, we want to support as many victims of vaginal mesh complications as possible. It may be that the negligence of healthcare professionals has played in their pain and suffering, in which case victims could be eligible for compensation pay-outs.

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The importance of greater awareness of vaginal mesh complications

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News coverage of women’s stories and treatment reviews has led to a greater awareness of mesh complications in recent years, but there is still work to be done to ensure that the issue receives the attention it merits.

The criticism of vaginal mesh and its potentially harmful side-effects has led to an adjustment in NHS policy, recommending that the devices should only be used in certain circumstances. However, vaginal mesh is still approved by some medical product regulators, and little has been done to address the past mistreatment that patients have faced in some cases.

We cannot right the wrongs that have been done, but we can use our medical negligence expertise to support those affected by mesh complications to claim compensation. When medical professionals breach the duty they owe to their patients, it is important to ensure that they are held accountable for any harm caused.

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Vaginal mesh claim for reduced mobility

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Associated with incredibly painful and harmful complications, vaginal mesh can have a life-altering impact on patients’ lives. The treatment has been used for many years to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, but for some patients it has worsened their quality of life rather than improving it. In fact, some have found themselves unable to get around and perform daily tasks. Anyone who has been affected in this way may be able to make a claim for reduced mobility.

Before having vaginal mesh implanted, few women would have thought it had the potential to leave them unable to walk. Many of the risks appear to have been hidden or underplayed, but as patients began to come forward, the full scale of the scandal started to reveal itself. It has since been alleged that vaginal mesh implants have not been subjected to sufficiently rigorous testing, yet the MHRA (Medical and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) continues to approve the use of the devices in some cases.

If we believe that your mesh complications arose as a result of medical negligence, you may be able to claim compensation. It is unacceptable that such a dangerous device has been allowed to cause irrevocable harm in the cases that it has, and we want to support victims to achieve the justice they deserve.

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Can I claim vaginal mesh compensation?

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In the past few years, many victims of the complications of vaginal mesh have come forward to report the pain and injury they have been caused. As medical negligence specialists, victims of poor healthcare treatment have often asked us: “can I claim compensation?”. We can confirm that, if there is evidence of medical negligence or general liability, those affected by mesh implant complications may be able to claim compensation for the harm caused.

Vaginal mesh has been approved by the MHRA, the Medical and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, and has been used in the NHS for many years. Their use has recently been subjected to severe criticism but has still not been permanently banned.

We believe that the mesh implant scandal could constitute one of the most wide-reaching negligence cases ever seen in the UK. It is horrifying that so many patients have had their health and well-being compromised drastically by a device that was supposed to help them, which is why we want to help as many victims as we can to claim the compensation they deserve.

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