Tag: Compensation

The importance of greater awareness of vaginal mesh complications

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News coverage of women’s stories and treatment reviews has led to a greater awareness of mesh complications in recent years, but there is still work to be done to ensure that the issue receives the attention it merits.

The criticism of vaginal mesh and its potentially harmful side-effects has led to an adjustment in NHS policy, recommending that the devices should only be used in certain circumstances. However, vaginal mesh is still approved by some medical product regulators, and little has been done to address the past mistreatment that patients have faced in some cases.

We cannot right the wrongs that have been done, but we can use our medical negligence expertise to support those affected by mesh complications to claim compensation. When medical professionals breach the duty they owe to their patients, it is important to ensure that they are held accountable for any harm caused.

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Prolapse from mesh – one of many potential complications

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Vaginal mesh is a type of medical device specifically designed to treat female health problems, including stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Unfortunately, for some women, these mesh implants have proved to be completely unfit for purpose. Not only can vaginal mesh cause intense pain, but it could also erode through vaginal tissue and other organs, meaning that prolapse from mesh could also occur.

It is completely unacceptable that so many mesh implants have proved incapable of serving the purpose for which they were designed. Some women’s lives have drastically changed in the wake of mesh complications, and the suffering must not go without justice for victims.

As specialists in medical negligence, we want to use our expertise to help victims of vaginal mesh to achieve the justice they deserve. It may be impossible to reverse the health problems you have suffered, but we can assert your rights using the law to ensure those responsible are held accountable. To find out more about making a claim, you can contact us today or leave your details in our online form to schedule a call-back.

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Vaginal mesh claim for reduced mobility

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Associated with incredibly painful and harmful complications, vaginal mesh can have a life-altering impact on patients’ lives. The treatment has been used for many years to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, but for some patients it has worsened their quality of life rather than improving it. In fact, some have found themselves unable to get around and perform daily tasks. Anyone who has been affected in this way may be able to make a claim for reduced mobility.

Before having vaginal mesh implanted, few women would have thought it had the potential to leave them unable to walk. Many of the risks appear to have been hidden or underplayed, but as patients began to come forward, the full scale of the scandal started to reveal itself. It has since been alleged that vaginal mesh implants have not been subjected to sufficiently rigorous testing, yet the MHRA (Medical and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) continues to approve the use of the devices in some cases.

If we believe that your mesh complications arose as a result of medical negligence, you may be able to claim compensation. It is unacceptable that such a dangerous device has been allowed to cause irrevocable harm in the cases that it has, and we want to support victims to achieve the justice they deserve.

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Can I claim vaginal mesh compensation?

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In the past few years, many victims of the complications of vaginal mesh have come forward to report the pain and injury they have been caused. As medical negligence specialists, victims of poor healthcare treatment have often asked us: “can I claim compensation?”. We can confirm that, if there is evidence of medical negligence or general liability, those affected by mesh implant complications may be able to claim compensation for the harm caused.

Vaginal mesh has been approved by the MHRA, the Medical and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, and has been used in the NHS for many years. Their use has recently been subjected to severe criticism but has still not been permanently banned.

We believe that the mesh implant scandal could constitute one of the most wide-reaching negligence cases ever seen in the UK. It is horrifying that so many patients have had their health and well-being compromised drastically by a device that was supposed to help them, which is why we want to help as many victims as we can to claim the compensation they deserve.

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Vaginal mesh complications can leave women feeling suicidal

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Despite their long-term approval by medical product regulators and the NHS, vaginal mesh implants have been associated with a number of incredibly harmful and debilitating medical complications. Unfortunately, the side-effects of mesh implants do not always stop at physical pain and injury, as they can also have a severe impact on victims’ mental health. In some cases, it can provoke depression, and can even leave women feeling suicidal.

With such severe consequences at stake, it is unacceptable that vaginal mesh implants have been used so widely across the NHS for so many years. In fact, we believe that many of the affected women may have been victims of some form of medical negligence. This could be where their doctors chose to recommend mesh surgery when there were better alternatives, or where people were harmed due to surgical mistakes, or where there has been a failure to warn patients of the risks of vaginal mesh implants. In some of these cases, victims may be eligible to make compensation claims.

Even with our years of experience in medical negligence claims, we have seen few treatment scandals of this scale and nature. We know that nothing can reverse the harm and trauma caused to victims in some cases, so we want to ensure that you receive the financial support you deserve to help you manage your condition if this is all that can be done for you.

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Can you win your pelvic mesh claim?

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Used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, pelvic mesh implants have been in use for around 20 years, with tens of thousands of UK women having the devices implanted. In recent years, the dangers of vaginal mesh emerged into the public consciousness, with an alarming number of women reporting severe and often lifelong complications. We have been compelled to act against this injustice, so if you come to us for legal advice, we will aim to win your pelvic mesh claim to ensure you are fairly compensated for the harm caused.

Now, pelvic mesh implant operations have been under pauses and greater scrutiny here in the UK, but they can still be carried out under certain circumstances. Nevertheless, we believe that more must be done to establish how this scandal was allowed to happen, and to ensure that women are protected in future. By making a compensation claim, you can ensure that your suffering does not go unnoticed.

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Supporting women injured by mesh

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Despite their wide usage across the health service, women began reporting complications associated with vaginal mesh implants several years ago, with some suffering excruciating pain and injury. Some of the complications have had profound impacts on patients’ lives, meaning they can be unable to move properly or go to work. With many having to simply live with this irrevocable damage, we are supporting women injured by mesh to claim the compensation they deserve.

Designed to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, the use of mesh implants has since been restricted by the NHS, meaning they can only be implanted in cases where there are usually no other options available. Nevertheless, many women are still suffering the repercussions of the devices, which have been used for around 20 years.

If you believe you have been caused unjust and avoidable injury as a result of vaginal mesh implants, you may have a claim to make. We understand how sensitive this issue can be, and we are happy to offer free, no-obligation advice regarding your mesh complications.

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Prolapsing after vaginal mesh surgery

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For many years, vaginal mesh was an accepted medical device, with perhaps many people taking its safety for granted. However, over the past few years, patients’ stories and independent investigations have revealed that vaginal mesh has caused severe complications for a number of patients. Vaginal mesh complications can vary widely in nature, but one of the most notable consequences is that pelvic organs can end up prolapsing.

It is this symptom that can prove vaginal mesh is completely unfit for purpose in some cases, as the implants are specifically used to treat pelvic organ prolapse for some patients, as well as stress urinary incontinence. Prolapse can already cause difficult practical implications for women, so when coupled with the pain often associated with vaginal mesh complications, the condition can become debilitating.

If you have suffered from complications as a result of vaginal mesh, we want to ensure that your voice can be heard. In a medical negligence claim, vaginal mesh victims could be eligible to recover compensation for the suffering that they have endured. If we are able to prove a medical practitioner was guilty of negligence, you may be able to access thousands or even tens of thousands of pounds in compensation.

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Timeframes for a claim for pelvic mesh compensation

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Medical negligence cases can be highly complex, and it can take years to establish where the blame lies, and how much compensation the claimant should receive. As medical injury cases can be highly sensitive, they must be handled thoroughly, so the timeframes for a claim can be lengthy. Nevertheless, we know how important it is for vaginal mesh claimants to see justice done, which is why we aim to work efficiently to get the process moving swiftly.

However, when proceeding with a vaginal mesh claim, it is important to be aware that the claim process could take months or even years. We will need to explore every avenue of your potential negligence claim to back up our case to make it as strong as possible. This is vital if we are to have the best chance of winning the case and succeeding with the maximum possible compensation amount.

Having specialised in medical negligence claims and pelvic mesh cases for many years, our team is well-equipped to handle your case with the care and sensitivity that it deserves. It is unacceptable that so many patients have fallen victim to such harmful vaginal mesh complications, so we want to seek justice for as many claimants as possible.

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Vaginal mesh – involuntary bladder leakage

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Though vaginal mesh is often known for its use to treat pelvic organ prolapse, it has also been used to treat stress urinary incontinence. In fact, alongside other harmful complications, the mesh implants have been known to provoke involuntary bladder leakage proving that, in some cases, vaginal mesh can be entirely unfit for purpose.

After many women have reported complications associated with vaginal mesh, the UK paused their use for treating urinary incontinence, except in cases where was is no alternative course of treatment. The pause prompted questions about why these safety concerns were not raised before vaginal mesh became such a widespread treatment option.

The potential complications associated with vaginal mesh can often be debilitating, forcing some patients to make huge changes to their way of life. If the affected women had known they would suffer these complications, we believe that they would never have agreed to the procedure, which is why we think medical negligence may be at play. If you have been subjected to complications that you were not properly warned about, contact us for free, no-obligation advice about your right to claim.

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