Rectopexy Negligence Claims

Understanding Rectopexy Negligence Claims: A Guide for Medical Malpractice Victims

Mesh rectopexy surgery, a treatment for rectal prolapse, was once heralded as a significant advancement in medical procedures. Designed to offer a less intrusive, efficient solution, its initial success stories painted a hopeful picture. However, the unfolding narrative has taken a concerning turn as numerous patients report experiencing debilitating complications, propelling the topic of rectopexy negligence claims into the spotlight.

What is Rectal Prolapse?

Rectal prolapse occurs when the rectum, the lower part of the large intestine, becomes detached inside the body, sometimes protruding through the anus. This condition can cause discomfort and embarrassment, significantly impacting an individual’s quality of life.

How Common is Rectal Prolapse?

Though not widespread, rectal prolapse affects less than 3 in every 100,000 people. It predominantly affects women over 60, though when men are affected, they tend to be younger, around 40 years old on average.

Treating Rectal Prolapse with Mesh Rectopexy Surgery

For those requiring treatment, surgery is often the recommended route. Mesh rectopexy, a form of keyhole surgery first performed in 2004, involves the use of polypropylene mesh to secure the rectum back into its normal position. While the surgery has its advantages, such as reduced recovery times and lower risks of infection, it’s not without its complications.

The Rise of Complications

In recent years, an increasing number of patients have reported significant pain post-surgery, attributed to incorrect placement of the mesh or its migration from the original site. Some cases suggest that alternative, less intrusive procedures were not sufficiently explored or offered to patients before proceeding with mesh rectopexy. Additionally, concerns have arisen regarding the adequacy of the information provided about potential complications and the training of surgeons performing these procedures.

Chronic Concerns

Complications from mesh rectopexy can be severe, including chronic pain, bleeding, difficulty walking, bladder perforation, infection, haematoma, bowel and nerve trauma, incontinence, and mesh erosion or protrusion. These issues not only cause immediate distress but can also lead to long-term, sometimes irreversible, damage.

Addressing Rectopexy Negligence

It’s crucial for patients who have experienced complications following mesh rectopexy surgery, including those who have had mesh removal, to seek legal advice. Specialist solicitors with expertise in rectopexy claims can provide the necessary guidance and support to those affected, helping them understand their rights and potential for a negligence claim.

Our Commitment to You

With over 50 years of expert legal experience advising patients on medical malpractice claims, our team is dedicated to supporting individuals through these challenging times. We understand the unique nature of rectopexy claims and are committed to providing our clients with the expert advice they need when facing such significant personal and legal challenges.

If you’ve suffered complications from rectopexy surgery, you’re not alone. Our team is here to help, offering professional, empathetic support to guide you through the process of seeking justice and compensation.

Need assistance or have questions about a potential negligence claim? Contact us today at 1800 207 207 or reach out online for a consultation. Together, we can explore your options and work towards the resolution you deserve.

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