Many people feel that TVT surgery support and aftercare remains inadequate, even after the conclusions of the recent review and the additional guidelines from NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence).
The revised guidance has already face significant criticism on the basis that it doesn’t go far enough, and fails to address the long-term impact vaginal mesh devices can have.
Despite this being a worldwide issue that has been going on for over a decade, women undergoing TVT surgery in the last few years are still not receiving adequate support, it’s claimed. Although we can’t turn back the clock, we can make sure that clients who claim compensation with us are supported as best as we can.
TVT surgery support and aftercare still criticised
TVT surgery support and aftercare with the NHS is still under scrutiny for not being adequate enough, despite how long the vaginal mesh saga has been going on for.
Some women feel that there’s a lack of care and assistance when it comes to the physical and mental well-being for patients who suffer horrendous complications. With some women left unable to walk or work for the rest of their lives, you’d think that there would be excellent care available for patients who have been unfortunate enough to have suffered catastrophic problems.
Some women feel this isn’t the case at all, and many are still unhappy that the severity of the risks and complications aren’t being properly explained before the procedure.
It’s clear to us that any patient who suffers problems that completely change their lives should have access to appropriate physical and mental health support. Some have had to turn to private surgery and treatment which can cost thousands and thousands of pounds as well. Although such costs can be recovered in a successful claim for compensation, vaginal mesh claims aren’t always easy to win.
Will the revised guidelines help?
Whether TVT surgery support will improve now we have the revised guidelines in place that were implemented in April 2019 remains to be seen. There ought to be far more awareness, and patients need to be fully aware of what they may be letting themselves in for by electing to go ahead with the procedure.
We believe that in many historic cases, women have been let down, and that’s why they turn to us for help. The Department of Health and Social Care and NICE have pledged to ensure women can make more informed choices, and ensure patients receive high-quality services. But only time will tell as to whether patients will benefit from the revised guidelines.
As for those who have suffered in the past, all we can do is advise you of your rights when it comes to making a claim for compensation and be there for you as best as we can.
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