Mesh surgery is a complex procedure that involves treating a prolapse or incontinence in women by inserting mesh to support the internal organs within the pelvis. This is a controversial procedure that many experts believe to be out-dated but can still be performed in most public hospitals.
Campaigners against the use of mesh in vaginal surgery include many women who have experienced difficult and painful outcomes following these procedures. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) have updated their guidance on such surgery to state that this should only be carried out by gynaecologists who specialise in the surgical management of pelvic organ prolapse.
Medical Negligence: Could I Claim Compensation?
Many women who have experienced negative outcomes following vaginal surgery believe that the use of mesh in their treatment has caused long lasting problems. Recurrent infection, continued incontinence and severe pain can all result from this treatment, and many people believe that medical professionals should not advise it. Indeed, Scotland introduced a complete ban on the use of mesh in vaginal surgery in 2014.
So, if you have been treated using mesh surgery, and you are experiencing problems as a result, what should you do now? The first step is to discuss your case with a medical negligence solicitor, who can help you to establish whether you were wrongly advised, or the treatment or care you received fell below acceptable standards.
How To Claim For Medical Negligence:
- Collect all relevant paperwork. When you are making a medical negligence claim, it’s vital to have all the correct documentation in place to prove your case. This means that you will need copies of your medical records, and notes pertaining to all appointments or treatments.
- Provide proof of identification. Your solicitor is required by law to keep a copy of any relevant documents which confirm your identity.
- Find a specialist solicitor. A solicitor who is experienced in medical negligence cases will have worked with similar claims in the past and will be able to provide support and knowledge to you throughout the process.
- Prove your case. Your solicitor* will handle the legal process for you, but in order to make a successful claim for medical negligence, you must be able to prove that your poor outcomes were due to the misjudgement or poor practice of the medical professional in question. This includes any misdiagnosis, or any treatment recommendation that was inappropriate for your situation.
Find Medical Negligence Solicitors in Ennis, County Clare
If you have suffered as a result of mesh surgery, or believe that you have been the victim of medical negligence of any kind, talk to us at S.T. O’Sullivan & Co Solicitors in Ennis, Co Clare. We specialise in this type of claim, and will be happy to talk through your case and advise you on whether you may be entitled to compensation.
Simply call into our office in Ennis, Co.Clare, contact us online or call us today on +353 (065) 6820620. We guarantee to call you back to discuss your case within one business day.
*In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or a proportion of any award or settlement.