Are you now unable to work as a result of a missed 3rd degree tear? If so you could be entitled to pursue a claim for compensation. This will allow you to recover all of your lost earnings – both past and future.
For more information on claiming compensation for a 3rd degree tear, please get in touch with our legal team today. We are experts in 3rd and 4th degree tear claims and will be able to help you further.
Cannot return to work after maternity leave because of tear
We often hear from women who had every intention of returning to work after maternity leave, only to have to rethink their position due to ongoing symptoms.
In these cases, what normally happens is that a woman begins to experience problems with faecal urgency and incontinence shortly after giving birth. There may also be difficulty controlling the passage of wind, and pain in the perineum after periods of sitting/standing.
Only when she seeks medical help for these symptoms is an underlying issue detected – such as a perineal tear that was not originally diagnosed, a perineal tear that was poorly repaired, or a perineal tear that has broken down due to an untreated infection.
Although a course of treatment may then be initiated, the woman’s symptoms may not improve – or at least not enough to return to work.
Faecal urgency and incontinence at work
Indeed, faecal urgency means that someone must be near to a toilet at all times. This is not always practical in the workplace, particularly in jobs such as teaching, nursing or the police force (to name but a few).
Even with an office job, it can be highly embarrassing to suffer from incontinence of wind, and it may not be feasible to reach a toilet when the need to pass a motion arises. There may also be faecal leakage, requiring washing facilities and a change of clothes. Furthermore, sitting for prolonged periods of time can cause a painful ache in the perineal area.
Has this happened to you?
If you are facing the prospect of being unable to return to work because of a perineal tear, you will understandably be very concerned. The possibility of long-term sick leave may mean that you lose your job, or affect your prospects on the employment market. All this can result in serious financial difficulties, as you will not have the income that you previously anticipated.
However, there is a way to recover your lost finances, and that is with a medical negligence compensation claim. To find out if you are able to pursue a claim, you simply need to get in touch with us and speak to a member of our legal team. Please contact us today for expert advice.