Prevention is key and vaginal mesh compensation is essential

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Prevention is key to stopping another scandal like the vaginal mesh one from ever taking place again. It is also important that victims who have suffered are entitled to pursue compensation for any pain and suffering endured.

Whilst we cannot turn back the clock, we can hope for a better future. We can push for better testing and research before medical devices are used, and we can recover compensation for people who have suffered as a result of negligence.

Prevention is key to stopping another vaginal mesh scandal

There are obvious benefits to understanding that prevention is key to stopping a future scandal like the vaginal mesh one from taking place again. We have scientists and researchers continually working on new ways to make medical practices safer, and we can all learn from past mistakes to ensure that there is never a repeat of this truly horrendous scandal.

Some of the things that are being looked at include better testing, better early warnings systems for flagging issues, and better registers and logs. Stress-testing medical products can be an important way of identifying problems early on, particularly before they are used in the body. It can be possible to replicate or at least nearly match the conditions of something like a pelvic mesh implant and how it might then react inside the body. Studying how things develop over a sustained period could then help to spot any problems before they are then used in practice.

Had we have had something like this before vaginal mesh cases, thousands of women worldwide could have avoided the pain and distress that they have gone through. Given that defective mesh implants or failed devices can leave some women suffering lifelong complications that can leave them disabled for life, better stress testing before implantation could have saved a great deal of heartache for the many victims of vaginal mesh gone wrong.

Prevention is key, and if people had known about the severity of the risks before undoing the procedure, many may have avoided it. If there had been ways of seeing how movement and conditions inside the body could impact a device, we may have identified potential problems much earlier on. Whilst it may be too late for some of those affected by the pelvic mesh issues, we hope that better testing and studies in the future can avoid a repeat of this kind of scandal.

What can you do about defective pelvic mesh and/or medical negligence?

Whilst prevention is key, it is also important for redress for anyone who has gone on to suffer as a result of a defective vaginal mesh implant, or from medical negligence. Whether the device is unsuitable or defective, the surgical technique was inadequate, or the risks were not properly explored before surgery leading to a consent issue, we may be able to help. We may also be able to help where poor aftercare has also led to problems, as this is important in the wake of such an invasive medical procedure, particularly given all we now know about the devices.

If you have suffered as a result of undergoing vaginal mesh surgery, we may be able to represent you for a legal case on a No Win, No Fee basis. If we consider that there are good enough prospects of success, we can pursue a medical negligence claim for you and try to recover damages that reflects any suffering and loss sustained.

Free, no-obligation advice

The expert team here at The Vaginal Mesh Lawyers is always happy to provide you with free, no-obligation advice about pursuing a claim for compensation with us. We can inform you if we are able to take a case forward for you on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Speak to the team here today.

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