Transvaginal mesh and transvaginal tape surgery can lead to patients suffering from many different complications, and infertility claims for compensation is a major one.
There have been concerns over the safety of using vaginal mesh and tape for longer than a decade, yet they are still being used today across the world. After high numbers of complications have been reported, investigations have occurred across the globe and the use of transvaginal mesh and tape has been strongly discouraged by many experts, and it is only now used in extreme cases in many places.
Whilst this is a big win for women who have suffered as a result of vaginal mesh and tape, the use of such devices has not stopped, meaning there is still a way to go. Further, those who have already suffered the consequences need help when it comes to a legal case for personal injury compensation.
Risks of transvaginal mesh and transvaginal tape surgery
We are here to help victims of transvaginal mesh or transvaginal tape surgery claim the compensation that they deserve if they are eligible. We have years of experience handling claims for these types of issues, and we have helped victims recover millions in damages for medical matters like this.
An important talking point is about the risks. If you have not been properly informed about the risks involved with transvaginal mesh or transvaginal tape surgery, you could be eligible to make a claim.
Below are some of the most common risks associated with these surgeries;
- Device protrusion that will require surgery to rectify;
- Erosion of the mesh implant device and / or the vaginal tissue;
- 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;
- Reduced mobility;
- Sexual function problems: pain (dyspareunia) during sexual intercourse.
You can read more about complications here.
Some women have also suffered from fertility issues after their vaginal mesh or tape surgery. If you have suffered in this way, infertility claims for compensation is a niche factor that we can look into for you, and it is an important one to address.
Making infertility claims
When victims make infertility claims for compensation, there are multiple factors we can look at. The following are some of the things that we can consider;
- Damages for the pain and suffering caused;
- Damages for any loss of amenity. In the case of mesh compensation claims, the loss of physical ability or physical incapacity, and the loss of, or impaired, sexual function and ability to reproduce;
- 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
Infertility claims can be extremely serious, and we know how damaging they can be for women. When looking at your claim, we fully consider the damage to your mental and physical well-being and fight to get you the full compensation amount you deserve.
The guidelines that we use to value claims for compensation specifically address infertility issues, so the legal precedents are there for us to use to help you.
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