Victims who have suffered complications can claim for mesh implant compensation. Our specialist lawyers have helped and advised tens of thousands of negligence victims and have recovered over Â£1.2m so far in damages for victims of similar actions.
The best way forward for you is to start the sign-up process for a mesh implant claim, and we can advise whether you are eligible to join our legal action.
Do I Have A Mesh Compensation Claim?
There are several legal grounds on which a victim who has suffered complications as a result of a transvaginal mesh procedure may be able to make a claim for mesh compensation.
In summary, these include:
- Defective Transvaginal Mesh or Transvaginal Tape
- Surgical errors when implanting Transvaginal Mesh or Transvaginal Tape
- Inadequate advice about the potential for complications or alternative options available
Defective Transvaginal Mesh or Transvaginal Tape
Given the increasing volumes of women coming forward suffering with serious and lifelong complications caused by the use of mesh devices, we believe that there are devices that are not safe and are not fit for purpose. This can give a victim grounds to make a mesh implant compensation claim.
Some experts say that manufacturers do not have to provide a great deal of evidence before their mesh implant devices are clinically approved for use within the NHS. This may have lead to greater instances of problems with medical devices.
Mesh Compensation for Surgical Errors
If the Transvaginal Mesh or Transvaginal Tape has not been fitted properly by the surgeon, or if damage to the surrounding tissues and organs has occurred, there may be a cause of action for mesh compensation against the NHS Trust.
Leading guidelines (produced by NICE: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) state that the procedures should only be carried out by surgeons with particular expertise. It has been found that some surgeons may not have the proper skills and experience to carry out mesh operations, which has reportedly led to greater instances of procedures failing.
Inadequate Advice about Complications or Alternatives
The guidelines as to the advice that patients must be provided to allow women to be able to provide clear and informed consent are strict. You can read more here about the advice you should have been given, and if you were not provided with adequate advice, you may be eligible to make a claim for mesh implant compensation.
The guidelines also state that a multidisciplinary team with experience in the assessment and management of patients who may need the treatment should be charged with patient selection. If your care was not managed in such a way, leading to the use of Transvaginal Mesh or Transvaginal Tape where alternatives were more suitable, or where the procedure should have been different, you may be able to claim for mesh compensation.
Consent must always be clear and informed, and this applies for both the advice about what can go wrong, and what is the best course of action for you.
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What Can I Claim For In A Mesh Implant Compensation Case?
Mesh implant compensation is designed to put the victim back in the position they would have been had they have not suffered negligent treatment in the first place. Unfortunately, we recognise that many women are suffering with irreversible damage caused by the Transvaginal Mesh or Transvaginal Tape they have been fitted with.
In cases where women are suffering with permanent and catastrophic injuries, there are a number of factors that we can look to claim as part of a mesh implant compensation package.
These can include:
- Damages for the pain and suffering
- Damages for the loss of amenity (in the cases of mesh compensation claims, the loss of physical ability or physical incapacity, and the loss of, or impaired, sexual function)
- Damages to cover loss of earnings from time off work, including where a Claimant is unable to work at all (lost earnings claim that spans a lifetime can be high)
- Damages for care and assistance: whether professionally-provided, or from friends and family
- Damages to cover pain management costs; treatment and medication
Who Do I Claim Against?
Who you claim against will normally depend on your legal cause of action for the mesh implant compensation claim you are making.
In terms of manufacturers and devices, you may be able to make a mesh compensation claim against the following manufacturers:
Manufacturers of mesh including: Avaulta Plus and Avaulta Solo, Align Urethral Support System, Pelvilace Support System, Uretex Urethral Support System
Manufacturers of mesh including: Obtryx Transobturator Tape, Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit, Uphold Vaginal Support System
Manufacturers of mesh including: Aris Transobturator Sling, Minitape, Novasilk Sling, Omnisure
Manufacturers of mesh including: Bio Arc Slings, IntePro, InteXen, MiniArc Slings, Monarc Slings, Perigee
Manufacturers of mesh including: AGynecare Prosima Pelvic Floor Repair System, Gynecare Prolift / Gynecare Prolift + M, Gynecare TVT, Gynemesh, Prolene mesh
Even if your manufacturer is not listed above, please contact the team for help about making a mesh implant compensation claim.