Month: August 2021
The controversy surrounding this issue is why pelvic mesh claims have been ongoing for several years, and there has yet to be any concrete ban on the use of the implants. Any action from the government has been limited for those affected by the harmful complications. However, those affected by the adverse consequences of mesh implants may be able to make pelvic mesh claims on the basis of medical negligence, and we can help.
The potential complications are now public knowledge following revealing patient testimonies and a damning independent medical products review. However, many women were kept in the dark about the risks associated with the implants when they agreed to undergo surgery in the first place, and this is an element that we can look at.
If you are one of many patients who has been unfairly put at risk as a result of pelvic mesh implants, you may be able to claim compensation for the harm caused to you. We know how debilitating and life-changing the implants can be, which is why we want to ensure that all victims have a chance to seek the justice that they deserve.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC), the health and social care regulator in the UK, has recently taken Spire Healthcare to court over the provider’s reported failure to be transparent with patients about failures in the surgical procedures they received. The Spire Healthcare court case is understood to have found that the independent health firm delayed notification letters to patients affected by the allegations of negligent treatment by Michael Walsh, a surgeon who formerly worked at Spire Hospital Leeds.
The hearing at Leeds Magistrate Court in April led to Spire Healthcare being fined £5,000, as well as being instructed to pay almost £15,000 in court costs. The firm admitted to failing to contact patients in an appropriate timeframe.
Where potential medical negligence is concerned, it is important that patients are informed from the beginning. By neglecting to inform patients at an early stage, healthcare providers could contribute to a further decline in their health or subject them to more prolonged pain.