In some instances, you may be eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation if you’re patient who has suffered with hernia mesh side-effects.
Whether you can claim or not usually comes down to the circumstances surrounding how you’ve come to suffer the side-effects and complications. If it stems from negligence, we may be able to offer you No Win, No Fee representation for a claim if you’re a resident of England or Wales.
We’re already acting for a number of Claimants who have started a legal case with us, and we may be able to help you too.
What are hernia mesh side-effects?
Hernia mesh side-effects can include a range of complications or problems that some patients may suffer with after their surgery.
- Pain (which can be chronic pain in some cases, and may stem from scar tissue);
- Mobility issues and restrictions;
- Hernia recurrence;
- Organ perforation or obstruction (which could affect the bowel, for example).
In some cases, suffering with side-effects after a surgical procedure is normal. In some cases, it can be unavoidable.
However, there can also be times when you shouldn’t have had to have suffered side-effects at all, and it’s those times where you may be able bring a claim for personal injury compensation.
Making a claim
You may be able to make a claim for compensation as a patient suffering with hernia mesh side-effects if the problems and complications have arisen from negligence.
- Alternatives not being offered that would have been more suitable;
- The risks of side-effects not being properly explained to you (which in cases of patients suffering permanent problems is important);
- Inadequate aftercare.
Previous research has indicated that the risk of complications can be as high as 30%. When you consider just how high that is, it’s clear to us that alternatives ought to be explored in many cases, and patients need to be aware of what they might be getting themselves in to.
Free legal advice if you’re suffering with hernia mesh side-effects
We’re more than happy to offer you free and no-obligation advice if you’re suffering, or you have suffered, with hernia mesh side-effects.
If we think we can take a case forward for you, we may also be able to offer you a No Win, No Fee arrangement. We’re already working in this way for a number of people who have launched their legal cases with us, and we may be able to help you as well.
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