A claim for vaginal mesh compensation will typically be made up of General Damages and Special Damages. General Damages covers the pain, suffering and loss of amenity caused. The Special Damages is for losses and expenses, and treatment costs can form as part of this.
For the best advice about what you can claim for, speak to our team. For a little general guidance, read on.
You can claim for vaginal mesh treatment costs
You can claim compensation for vaginal mesh treatment costs. Depending on the severity of any complications you’ve suffered can depend on the nature of the treatment needed, and therefore the kinds of costs involved.
But there’s a general rule in law that the Claimant (i.e. you, as the victim) should be put back in a position they would have been had the negligence have never occurred. This means that you should not be out-of-pocket, and it also means that you deserve to receive the best treatment possible. On those grounds, you can claim compensation damages for vaginal mesh treatment costs.
What kinds of vaginal mesh treatment costs can you claim for?
The kinds of vaginal mesh treatment costs you can claim for really depend on the nature and severity of your suffering.
Some examples can include:
- The need for revision surgery privately – including any consultation costs and follow-up expenses;
- The cost for private scans and investigations;
- The costs for physiotherapy and occupational therapy services, and any other therapy services that may be needed.
In some cases, women can end up suffering with permanent complications. If there’s a need for prolonged or even lifelong treatment, this can be included in the case.
It all comes down to the question of whether it’s needed and what the benefits are.
Many vaginal mesh compensation claims can easily be what we call “Multi Track” cases. These are typically high value cases where the losses and expenses claims can actually be far more than the award for the compensation for the suffering endured.
Ultimately, if vaginal mesh treatment costs are needed and they’re expensive, the victim shouldn’t have to bear the burden of paying for them. If they did, it wouldn’t be fair. When it comes to a negligence claim, remember the ultimate goal: to ensure you’re compensated for the suffering and ensure you’re not out-of-pocket as a result of the negligence.
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