In recent years, the complications that can arise from vaginal mesh implants have become more well-known. Despite the link between mesh implants and harmful injuries becoming so clear-cut, we suspect there may still be hundreds or even thousands of affected victims who have yet to seek the justice they deserve. If you have been affected by medical negligence, it is important that you claim as soon as you can to avoid missing out on the compensation you could be entitled to.
Despite their approval by medical product regulators, vaginal mesh implants have proved to be unsafe for a worrying number of patients. Vaginal mesh has been used to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse for years, and yet some medical professionals have largely failed to highlight the severity of the risks of this course of treatment.
The testimonies of affected women have shown just how devastating vaginal mesh complications can be. We want to ensure that as many of these victims as possible can access the justice they deserve, which is why it is important to warn potential claimants that there may be deadlines restricting their chance of being able to claim.
Claim as soon as you can to avoid deadlines
The general rule for medical negligence claims is that there is usually a limitation period of three years. This can mean that you have to claim within three years of the date of an incident or the date of knowledge of negligence.
In the case of vaginal mesh, the date of the incident could be the day upon which you had your surgery, while the date of knowledge could be when you found out you were suffering complications relating to vaginal mesh, perhaps when a medical professional diagnosed the issue, or when you knew there was a problem.
However, the information above is only a very general guideline, and the deadline to claim can vary from person to person. It is, therefore, important to seek legal advice on your potential claim as soon as you can so that you can be advised on how to avoid missing out on compensation. Do not leave it to chance and do not accept the general guidance in this article as advice for calculation, as you must speak to someone to confirm what the applicable date for you is.
The best thing to do is to claim as soon as you can. If you miss a deadline, you could be statute barred from pursuing a claim. This can mean that your claim could be defended on the basis that you have not brought it in time, and you could lose any right to claim compensation.
How we bring your vaginal mesh claim
To bring your vaginal mesh claim, we will need to establish that you were the victim of medical negligence or a device defect (or combinations of both). It may be that a doctor failed to advise you of the risks associated with vaginal mesh, or that they used an unsafe surgical technique.
Once this is established, we can look to value your claim according to the severity of the pain and injury suffered. We can also aim to recover compensation for any financial losses or expenses that have been caused, from pain medication costs to the earnings you may have lost out on due to time off work.
Make your compensation claim today
We know how harmful the complications associated with vaginal mesh can be, with some affected patients facing drastic lifestyle changes and prolonged pain. We want to ensure that as many victims as possible can access the compensation they deserve, which is why it is important to claim as soon as you can to avoid missing out.
To receive free, no-obligation advice on your potential No Win, No Fee claim, make sure to contact us today or register your details for a call-back.
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.