You could be eligible to claim thousands of pounds in compensation where you have suffered from nerve damage from vaginal mesh surgery.
There can be many problems and complications that women suffer from, but this can be one of the most severe. Nerves do not like to be disturbed, so any injury to nerves can cause irreversible damage and a great deal of permanent pain and discomfort.
It is important that anyone affected by pelvic mesh issues is able to access some form of justice if they are able to, which is what we do.
Claiming compensation for nerve damage from vaginal mesh
You could be entitled to claim compensation for nerve damage from vaginal mesh surgery. Nerve damage can occur, for example, if the mesh is not fitted safely, or where the mesh device fails and causes injury to the surrounding tissue.
If this happens, the problems and complications that can arise can be substantial and long-lasting, and there are occasions where nothing can be done. This can be the case for many injuries that arise from pelvic mesh surgery, as the mesh is intended to be permanent. This can mean that the mesh cannot be fully removed, or cannot be removed at all, if something has gone wrong.
What could you claim for?
Each case is different, and we need to properly assess the value of a legal case for compensation using specialist medical evidence. This normally means attending an appointment with an independent specialist that we arrange for, and their report can be used as key evidence in the case.
Generally speaking, the more you suffer, the more a compensation claim can be worth. You can usually claim General Damages for any pain, suffering and loss of amenity caused, and Special Damages for any losses and expenses.
An injury claim for nerve damage from vaginal mesh could account for things such as:
- The pain and physical suffering – whether for a defined period of time, or for pain and problems you may be left with for the rest of your life;
- Any impact on your personal relationships (which can be substantial where nerve damage causes long-term internal pain and loss of feeling);
- How any pain and suffering impact your ability to live your life – your social life, how it affects hobbies and pursuits, how it impacts on your ability or relax and/or sleep, etc.;
- Losses and expense (Special Damages) – which could include compensation for lost earnings from time off work or a lost career, expenses for private treatment and surgery, and other medical expenses.
We may even be able to look at care and assistance claims for the rest of your life if this is required. With some problems and complications being so severe that some women are left unable to walk or work ever again, this can be taken into consideration.
How we can help you
If you have suffered from nerve damage from vaginal mesh surgery, we may be able to represent you for a legal case for compensation on a No Win, No Fee basis.
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