As medical devices designed to be implanted as a long-term solution, vaginal mesh implants should be used with safety in mind. Using medical devices inside the body is never something that should be taken lightly at all. Many patients that are presented with this treatment option may assume that the materials and structure of vaginal mesh implants are intended to prevent injury risks, but not all such devices have been successful in this regard. Those who have been hurt or wounded by vaginal mesh may be able to claim for internal injuries that they have suffered from, and we may be able to help you now.
Unfortunately, recent years have seen a wave of reports in respect of the potential health complications of vaginal mesh, among which there have been a range of different internal injuries that people can suffer from. Such injuries can also have their own side-effects that can provoke serious difficulties in the everyday lives of the affected patients.
In our view, it is worrying that these devices were allowed to pass supposedly stringent safety regulations, and that many doctors have recommended this course of treatment to their patients. It is for this reason that we are helping victims to pursue compensation claims to account for any injustice.
What kinds of internal injury can arise?
Unfortunately, defective implants and/or poor surgical technique by surgeons can mean that vaginal mesh is capable of cutting through internal body tissue. This can lead to a number of medical complications, some of which can include:
- nerve damage
- organ perforation (cutting through organs)
- impaired organ function (such as bowel obstruction)
- a relapse of incontinence and/or prolapse, which vaginal mesh is designed to treat
- chronic pain
- reduced mobility
- impaired sexual function
You can read more about potential complications of pelvic mesh here.
With such a long list of potential health concerns, the damage that can be caused by vaginal mesh must be treated seriously. It can severely impact victims’ lives, impairing their ability to move and to work, as well as affecting their mental health. This is why it is important that affected patients have a chance to claim compensation for internal injuries.
How we pursue your claim for internal injuries
To start your compensation claim for internal injuries or for other complications, we will need to assess whether medical negligence was at play, and what form this negligence may have taken. It may be that your surgeon used a defective device, caused you injury due to harmful surgical methods, or the team may have failed to warn you about the potential risks associated with vaginal mesh.
Once medical negligence is evidenced, we can then consider how much compensation you could be entitled to receive. Where applicable, your overall award could include damages for any pain and injury, as well as a pay-out for the financial losses and expenses caused as a result.
Your chance to claim compensation
If you wish to pursue a claim for internal injuries, we advise that you do so as soon as possible.
In negligence law, there are often time limits affecting how long you may have to claim, so you should seek free, no-obligation advice with our lawyers today if you don’t want to miss out.
We may even be able to offer you No Win, No Fee representation, so contact our expert team for more information.
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.