Some patients can suffer internal injuries from pelvic mesh surgery. Such injuries can be caused by the device itself failing, or during surgery for implantation or removal.
In some cases, women who suffer these kinds of vaginal mesh complications can be entitled to justice. You could be entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation for any pain, suffering and loss of amenity caused. You may also be able to recover damages for any losses and expenses as well.
If this applies to you, here’s some advice about your options for justice and how we may be able to represent you for a legal case on a No Win, No Fee basis.
Help for internal injuries from pelvic mesh
If you have suffered with internal injuries from pelvic mesh devices or from the surgery itself, we may be able to help you.
There are several scenarios where you may be entitled to make a claim, and these can include:
- Mesh moving or shifting out of place. This can cause internal damage to the abdomen wall or cuts / perforation to surrounding tissue and organs (such as the bladder or bowel);
- Mesh erosion which can also cause parts to move and cause damage;
- Internal injuries during the implantation procedure or the removal procedure.
General pain, scarring and infections can also occur with this kind of injury. Pain can radiate to other areas of the body which can make general movement difficult.
As pelvic mesh is designed to be permanent, removing it if something goes wrong can be incredibly difficult. Internal injuries can occur during a difficult removal procedure which can cause or exacerbate the damage.
What can you claim for?
When you make a claim for internal injuries from pelvic mesh problems, there are generally two key things we look at:
- The pain, suffering and loss of amenity caused – known as General Damages; and
- Losses and expenses – known as Special Damages.
We can asses this using expert evidence from a privately instructed medical consultant. In some cases, pain can be permanent, and this is reflected in any damages award that can be made. We can also include things like lost earnings from time off work, or even the costs of private treatment and surgery if this is required.
Cases that involve internal injuries can attract high damages awards given how bad this kind of damage can be. In some cases, it can be difficult to ensure a full recovery, and this must be reflected when we settle a claim for compensation for you.
How we can help
If you have suffered – or are suffering with – internal injuries from pelvic mesh, you can speak to our team today for free, no-obligation advice.
As a firm, we focus on, and specialise in, serious injury cases when it comes to the personal injury work that we undertake. Our experience and specialism can be vital when it comes to a case like this where the injuries suffered can be catastrophic.
Right now, we’re representing women who have suffered serious vaginal mesh complications, and we may be able to help you too.
IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.