Vaginal Mesh Claims (FOI_6358)

Freedom of information request details

FOI request date:

Service: Claims Management

The following information was requested:

My request relates to the use of pelvic or vaginal mesh.

I would like to know:

For 2020/21, 2021/22, 2022/23, the number of vaginal mesh claims received

For following questions please sum the annual figures to provide a ten-year total – this should avoid any issues around low numbers.

2. In the last ten years, (2012/13 – 2022/23), what were the total:
a. Number of vaginal mesh claims
b. the number of vaginal mesh claims closed or settled with no damages paid
c. Number of vaginal mesh claims where damages were paid
d. The total NHS legal costs paid
e. The total Claimant Legal Costs paid
f. The total paid

3. In the last ten years, (2012/13 – 2022/23), where damages were paid, i.) what was the total number of claims and ii). what was the total amount paid out for the following primary injury types:
a. Adtnl/unnecessary operation(s)
b. Unnecessary Pain
c. Incontinence
d. Bladder damage
e. Bowel damage/dysfunction
f. Advanced stage cancer
g. Infectious Diseases
h. Renal damage/Failure
i. Multiple injuries
j. Poor Outcome – Fractures etc
k. Multiple injuries
l. Other – please specify

4. In the last ten years, (2012/13 – 2022/23), where damages were paid, i.) what was the total number of claims and ii). what was the total amount paid out for the following primary cause:
a. Fail to warn-informed consent
b. Fail/ delay treatment
c. Fail to recognise complication of
d. Intra-op problems
e. Inappropriate Treatment
f. Operator Error
g. Failure to perform tests

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