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.
A claim for reduced mobility – factors to consider
Reduced mobility is one of the big complications of vaginal mesh that has difficult practical implications for the victim’s everyday life. It may become difficult for a victim to walk or exercise due to chronic pain, or due to the way in which the mesh has cut into organs. In either case, victims could end up using mobility aids such as walking sticks or even wheelchairs for the rest of their lives.
In a claim for reduced mobility, we can consider all the effects this difficulty has had, and will have, on your life. For example, some vaginal mesh victims have been unable to work or have had to change jobs due to their reduced mobility, so they could potentially recover damages to cover their loss of earnings. From a medical perspective, we could also recover compensation to reimburse you for the cost of mobility aids or even for the care you now require.
Do I have a claim?
To bring a claim for reduced mobility, we need to establish that medical negligence has taken place. It may be that you were given a defective implant, you were subjected to errors made by the surgeon who implanted your vaginal mesh, or you were given insufficient advice about the potential complications or risks associated with the device.
Any one of these could constitute grounds for a claim for pelvic mesh compensation.
Make your claim today
If you have been affected by the damaging effects of vaginal mesh implants, you can contact us today for free, no-obligation advice on your claim.
Whether you are bringing a claim for reduced mobility or for any of the other complications associated with vaginal mesh, we have the medical negligence expertise to help you win the compensation you deserve.
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