Despite their use in patient treatment for a long time, hernia mesh implants have become a huge cause for concern after many patients have come forward to report complications resulting from the use of mesh. According to some estimations, as many as tens of thousands of patients who have undergone mesh surgery in recent years could face complications further down the line. In a hernia mesh compensation case, people could pursue compensation claims for any suffering from harmful consequences from hernia mesh, and it may be that they were victims of medical negligence.
Prior to recent shocking revelations, many patients who agreed to undergo surgery to implant hernia mesh may have had little to no knowledge of the potential dangers associated with the medical device. Where doctors may have offered the treatment with little regard for potential pain and injuries, they may have breached their duty of care, and their actions could constitute medical negligence.
If you are among those who have been affected by mesh implants, we know that the pain and suffering may have taken a severe toll on your life. We are here to support you through this difficult time, and to give you the chance to claim the compensation you deserve.
Hernia mesh and its complications
The MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) continues to approve the use of hernia mesh, which is among the most common treatments for hernias. The mesh is designed to help hold in tissue that has been displaced, but its effectiveness and safety is being called into question.
There are a number of complications associated with hernia mesh implants, which can include the following:
- organ perforation (mesh cutting into organs);
- bowel obstruction, which can impair bowel function;
- adhesion (inflammation of scar tissue);
- mobility issues;
- hernia recurrence.
All of the complications listed above could be considered when bringing a hernia mesh compensation case, where relevant and where negligence has taken place.
Bringing a hernia mesh compensation case
If you have been adversely affected by hernia mesh, having suffered pain or injury as a result, you may be eligible to pursue a hernia mesh compensation case. Once we have established that your suffering was caused by the negligence of a medical practitioner, we can then look into trying to resolve a legal case for you.
We will usually engage the services of medical expert to give advice on the causes and severity of your complications, and this can help us to estimate potential compensation amounts. As part of General Damages, we can aim to recover compensation for the pain and suffering associated with your complications. Through the Special Damages element of your claim, we can look to claim compensation to cover the related financial losses or expenses.
In a hernia mesh compensation case, losses and expenses could include anything from medication expenses to lost earnings for any time you have been forced to spend off work.
Start your claim today
As specialist Group Action Lawyers, we have seen many cases in which consumers, customers or patients have been let down on a wide scale, and the hernia mesh scandal is undoubtedly one such case. The questionable safety of hernia mesh needs to be closely reviewed, and a hernia mesh compensation case could allow you, as a victim, to seek the justice you deserve.
We represent a number of victims claiming for hernia mesh injuries. You can make use of our expertise and make an enquiry with our team today here to receive free, no-obligation advice on your potential claim.
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First published by Author on December 28, 2021
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