Ventral Mesh Rectopexy is designed to treat rectal prolapse, rectal intussusception, faecal incontinence or rectocele (whereby the bowel bulges into the vagina)
The procedure should be relatively straight forward and is performed laparoscopically. The bowel is released from the back wall of the vagina in females or the bladder and prostrate in males and mesh is fastened in place. Recovery time should be quicker than that with open surgery and success rates were thought to be greater than open surgery.
However more and more patients are reporting debilitating pain following Ventral Mesh Rectopexy with many having to undergo further corrective surgery to attempt to resolve their pain.
Injuries suffered following Ventral Mesh Rectopexy
Our clients have reported a number of serious complications following surgery, such complications have devastating effects upon our clients’ lives.
Post-operative injuries that have been reported include:
- Chronic Constipation;
- Bladder Damage;
- Nerve Damage;
- Mesh Erosion;
- Urinary incontinence;
- Urinary retention;
- Bowel Injuries;
- Pelvic Pain;
Many of the victims who have suffered following Ventral Mesh Rectopexy have had to undergo otherwise avoidable corrective surgery.
Can You Claim compensation following Ventral Mesh rectopexy?
If you have suffered an injury or had to undergo corrective surgery following ventral mesh rectopexy, then you may be able to bring about a claim for compensation.
There are a number of potential claims that can be made for people who have been affected:
All surgeons completing this type of surgery must be competent enough to complete the surgery and must have adequate training in the procedure. As with many surgeries, there are a number of surgical errors that can occur that otherwise should not:
- Badly/incorrectly implanted Mesh;
- Organ Perforation;
- Retained surgical products including instruments and surgical gauze;
- Cutting muscles or nerves during the surgery;
If you have suffered following your rectopexy you may be able to bring about a claim. Contact one of our specialist team now for free confidential advice.
Every patient has to provide the surgeon with full consent prior to undergoing the procedure.
This means that all of the risks and benefits must be discussed with you thoroughly prior to the surgery and you must be advised of any alternative treatment options that may be available to you.
It is becoming almost common practice for surgeons to advise their patients solely of their preferred method of treatment without fully informing you of all of the risks associated with the treatment or alternative treatments that may be available. If this has happened in your case, you may be able to bring about a claim.
I sincerely hope that there are not many who have been suffering with similar situations to myself, but for those who are, I would highly recommend speaking with Michael Lewin Solicitors.
Why Choose Michael Lewin Solicitors?
If you or a family member have been injured as a result of poor medical treatment or advice the next important stage is finding a Solicitor who understands you and what you have been through as well as a good solicitor who understands the complex area of law surrounding medical negligence.
Here at Michael Lewin Solicitors we pride ourselves on the high level of expertise and exceptional service we provide to all of our clients.
We make all of our clients the following 5 promises:
Free Initial Advice – Our dedicated team are there to help you and answer any questions you may have. We always offer a free, no obligation initial advice to anyone who considers that they may have been affected by medical negligence. So if you’re not sure whether you have a claim or not, call us and let us talk you through it.
Exceptional Client Care – OUR CLIENTS COME FIRST. This is the ethos our dedicated team of medical negligence lawyers work by. We understand that our clients have been through a difficult and traumatic time and we pride ourselves on aiming to make the claims process as easy as possible. We treat all of our clients with the utmost dignity, respect and compassion, we ensure that we are approachable and available to speak to when our client needs us.
We are Specialists – The specialist medical negligence team have years of experience handling medical negligence claims and are supported by external independent medical and nursing professionals and expert counsel. We aim to ensure that your claim is investigated thoroughly and properly and that no stone is left unturned.
We mean Business – We are persistent and determined and are not afraid to take on large establishments. If the evidence is in your favour we will not rest until you have the justice and compensation that you deserve.
We strive to be the best – We are proud of the fact that the majority of cases we pursue are successful and this is due to our hard work, determination and specialist knowledge in this area of law. As a team, we continuously want to improve and extend our knowledge to make sure that:- our clients are satisfied; that we are up to date with changes in this area of law; and that we are the best that we can be.
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