Damages won for chronic pain suffered by claimant for unnecessary vaginal mesh surgery


We acted for a claimant who underwent unnecessary surgery for a primary prolapse repair that left her with ongoing problems including chronic pain and requiring further major surgery.

It was alleged that the claimant had been operated on to insert a vaginal mesh despite the facts that no informed consent had been obtained for this surgery; she was poorly investigated by urodynamics; and a transobturator tape (TOT) was not indicated for her condition. It was also alleged that the use of the mesh did not provide her with any benefit.

The claimant had a child-minding business which she had to shut down as she could no longer perform her job.  Although the mesh (TOT) was removed, she ended up having extensive psychological treatment, partly due to the chronic pain and partly because she was no longer able to have sexual intercourse.

The defendant trust admitted breach of duty and settled the claim.  The damages included the cost of future pain management treatment needed by the claimant.


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