Claim for inadequate advice about risks of Vaginal mesh surgery

Problems

If you have suffered complications as a result of Transvaginal Mesh or Transvaginal Tape surgery, you could be eligible to make a compensation claim; particularly if you were not fully given the advice about the potential risks associated with this surgery.

We have been fighting for justice for women suffering from complications arising from Transvaginal mesh and Transvaginal tape surgery for many years. Whilst the NHS has limited the use of these mesh implants considerably, they are still being used among women today.

Anyone affected by these issues can speak to our team for free, no-obligation advice here.

Inadequate advice about risks

If you have received inadequate advice about the risks associated with the surgery and the potential complications that you could suffer thereafter, you could be eligible to make a compensation claim with the Vaginal Mesh Lawyers.

The guidelines as to the advice that patients must be provided to allow women to be able to provide clear and informed consent are stringent. The guidelines state that a multidisciplinary team with experience in the assessment and management of patients who may need the treatment should be charged with patient selection. If your care was not managed in such a way, leading to the use of Transvaginal Mesh or Transvaginal Tape where alternatives may have been more suitable, or where the procedure should have been different, you may be able to claim for mesh compensation.

Consent must always be clear and informed, and this applies for both the advice about risks, and what is the best course of action for you.

Complications from the device

Below are a list of some of the complications that women have reported as a result of having Transvaginal mesh and Transvaginal tape fitted:

  • Bleeding;
  • Device protrusion that requires surgery to rectify the problems;
  • Erosion of the mesh implant device and / or the vaginal tissue;
  • Incontinence;
  • Infections;
  • Internal injuries;
  • Nerve damage (can cause pain and numbness);
  • Neuromuscular problems (impairment of the muscles);
  • Organ perforation (e.g. perforation of the bladder or bowel during the procedure);
  • Pain: some women have reported constant vaginal and abdominal pain, leaving some unable to work or even walk;
  • Prolapsing;
  • Reduced mobility.

You can read more about them here.

What can you claim for?

If you have received inadequate advice about the potential risks associated with the surgery and/or fitting of the devices, or you have had a defective device fitted, you could be eligible to make a compensation claim.

We look at the following when evaluating your claim:

  • Damages for the pain and suffering;
  • Damages for the loss of amenity (in the cases of mesh compensation claims, the loss of physical ability or physical incapacity, and the loss of, or impaired, sexual function);
  • Damages to cover loss of earnings from time off work, including where a Claimant is unable to work at all (lost earnings claim that spans a lifetime can be high);
  • Damages for care and assistance: whether professionally provided, or from friends and family;
  • Damages to cover pain management costs; treatment and medication.

You can read more about how the compensation cases work here.

Get in touch today for free, no-obligation advice from our expert legal team and start your compensation claim.

IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.

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