Private treatment costs in pelvic mesh compensation claims

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In some pelvic mesh compensation cases, you could be eligible to claim for private treatment costs as part of a No Win, No Fee legal case.

There are a few ways that you could claim for such costs. If certain conditions are met as part of a claim for compensation, these costs can be factored into a claim, and we have outlined this below for you.

Treatment can be an incredibly important part of a legal case given how severe problems and complications of vaginal mesh can be.

Claim compensation for private treatment costs

As part of a pelvic mesh compensation claim, you could be eligible to claim private treatment costs as part of a legal case with us.

It could be that:

  • You recover the costs of the treatment needed during the course of the case before the claim has been resolved, usually known as an interim payment;
  • You recover money that you have already paid out for private treatment costs at the end of a successful claim;
  • You recover amounts based on estimations or quotations at the end of a successful case and use that money for the treatment that is required.

Treatment for vaginal mesh complications and problems can be important. It could be the only way of managing long-term and permanent problems, or the only way of resolving any issues that can be resolved. However, treatment on the NHS is not always easy to access, which is why private treatment may be a requirement.

When could you be eligible to claim for this?

In a pelvic mesh compensation claim, there are times when you could be eligible to claim for private treatment costs. In most cases, the following usually needs to apply for you to be eligible to claim for such costs:

  • Liability has been admitted by the opponent, which should mean that there is an agreement that you will be compensated, and the question is a matter of how much you are entitled to receive;
  • It has been established that treatment is required. This is normally achieved by the expert for the private medical consultation that we arrange for you including this in their report;
  • Private treatment will help you faster and/or better than what may be available on the NHS.

The important thing to understand is that treatment can help to reduce your suffering. In personal injury compensation claims, you as the Claimant have a duty to mitigate your losses, which means keeping them to a minimum. This includes reducing your suffering. Equally, the Defendant (i.e. the opponent) has a duty to help to reduce your suffering as well.

This is why, in some cases, and where factors like the above apply, we can include private treatment costs in as part of a compensation claim.

What do you need to do?

To claim compensation, the best thing to do is to speak to us for a free, confidential, and no-obligation chat with our expert team today.

They can normally tell you quickly if we think that you have a potential case. If we do, we may also be able to offer to represent you for a legal case on a No Win, No Fee basis.

IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.

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