Tag: NHS Mesh Operations

Unable to walk from pelvic mesh problems – what can be done?

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Some patients can be left unable to walk from having had pelvic mesh fitted. This can completely change everything, and it is important that we – as specialist Vaginal Mesh Lawyers – are able to do everything in our power to help.

Although we may not be able to change what has happened, and what patients may be left suffering from in the future, legal action can help. It can ensure that a victim receives some form of justice for what they have had to go through, and a claim could also factor in private treatment where applicable.

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Claim compensation for the cost of private surgery

Surgery and operations

Despite being used as a form of treatment for many years in the UK, vaginal mesh implants have been associated with incredibly harmful and debilitating complications for a long time now. The only hope of reversing these side-effects can be further surgery in some cases, but difficult mesh removal procedures are not easily available due to the expert knowledge and skill required to perform such an operation. In such cases, victims may be eligible to claim compensation to cover the cost of private surgery, and we may be able to assist with this in some cases.

These medical devices were conceived with the aim of treating problems like pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence, but have proved to be unfit for purpose for many patients. The complications that can be caused by vaginal mesh can be irreversible, as the implants are designed to be permanent. Corrective or removal surgery can be possible in some cases, but it is not easy.

If you have been harmed by vaginal mesh that has arisen from negligence, you should not have to pay to treat a condition that has been caused through no fault of your own. A claim for the cost of private surgery could, in some cases, form part of a wider medical negligence claim to account for the injustice you have suffered at the hands of medical professionals.

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Negligent aftercare for vaginal mesh: claim compensation

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If you have suffered as a result of negligent aftercare in relation to pelvic mesh surgery, you could be entitled to claim compensation now with No Win, No Fee legal representation.

A lot can go wrong with pelvic mesh procedures, and the impact in terms of complications and how they can cause permanent problems remain a significant cause for concern. Despite what we know about how badly things can go wrong, and despite thousands of women worldwide suffering, this controversial procedure is still being carried out here in the UK. Although a number of changes have been implemented that are supposed to avoid women being put at risk, we still see people being harmed. And when it comes to problems with aftercare, patients can suffer horrendously.

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Can I claim compensation for vaginal mesh complications?

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In recent years, vaginal mesh complications have left some patients in desperate and difficult situations. The health problems some women face after vaginal mesh surgery can have a devastating impact on their lives, significantly affecting their well-being as a result. Many victims may, understandably, feel like they have been wronged and may be asking: “can I claim compensation?”

Medical negligence is a complex area of law, with many different factors and circumstances determining your ability to potentially seek justice. However, on the whole, the basic fact remains the same: if the negligent actions of a medical professional have caused a downturn in your health, you may be able to claim compensation for any proven breach of duty.

As medical negligence specialists, we are always looking to address injustices in the healthcare system, and we believe the vaginal mesh scandal can represent one of the most serious betrayals of some patients in recent years. To address your injustice, you can contact us today for free legal advice on your potential compensation claim.

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Waiting for private mesh treatment – what can you do?

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Can you do anything about waiting for private mesh treatment or NHS treatment? You may be able to do so, and we may be able to help you.

As part of a claim for vaginal mesh compensation, in some cases, we may be able to obtain private treatment as part of a case. We may also be able to get the Defendant to pay for it, or at least get a part-payment from them before the case settles to pay for it.

Here is some information about when we may be able to do this and the basis on which we can try to achieve it.

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Problems removing mesh and taking legal action

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Unfortunately, problems removing mesh once it has been implanted is one of the major issues that patients face when their pelvic mesh implant has gone wrong.

This is why access to justice for victims affected by vaginal mesh issues is so important, and that is why we are here to help.

We are happy to work on a No Win, No Fee basis for eligible clients, and we can offer free, no-obligation advice too. As we always recommend, please do speak to our team for help as soon as you possibly can because there can be numerous time-frames for launching a pelvic mesh case. Missing a key deadline could mean missing out on your chance to claim.

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Compensation for pain and suffering caused by vaginal mesh

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Vaginal mesh was introduced a number of years ago in the UK as a device to treat problems like pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. Over the years, it became an established treatment, but has more recently been met with backlash by women who have faced serious complications provoked by the mesh implants. Those who have been adversely affected by vaginal mesh may be able to claim compensation for pain and suffering in cases where there has been medical negligence.

Despite being approved by medical product regulators and accepted by doctors, vaginal mesh has been found to cause harm to a large number of patients worldwide. It has since become more tightly regulated, and can now only be used by the NHS in exceptional circumstances, but the damage has already been done for many. Questions have been raised about how those responsible for patient welfare have failed to protect patients from harm.

As specialists in medical negligence, we want to support as many victims of vaginal mesh complications as possible. It may be that the negligence of healthcare professionals has played in their pain and suffering, in which case victims could be eligible for compensation pay-outs.

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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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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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