A missed perineal tear can lead to ongoing physical symptoms, including difficulty controlling the passage of wind and faeces. This in turn can cause terrible emotional and financial injuries, as the patient may no longer be able to work, socialise or even care for their baby.
If you or your loved one has suffered in this way because a perineal tear was not diagnosed and treated, you need to talk to a lawyer. You could be entitled to pursue a claim for compensation for the injuries you have sustained.
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When claiming for a missed tear, compensation is given to reflect the physical, emotional and financial damage that has been sustained. This incorporates the Claimant’s loss of amenity, which is the impact the injuries have had on their quality of life.
When evaluating the ways in which a Claimant’s life has been affected, the following areas may considered:
A missed perineal tear can result in ongoing incontinence of faeces and flatus. This can make it very hard for the Claimant to return to work after maternity leave, as uncontrollable wind and faeces can be very embarrassing. It may be necessary to be close to a toilet at all times, something which is not plausible with every job – for example, a nurse or teacher.
Therefore even if the Claimant planned on returning to work, she may not be able to. This can lead to serious financial trouble as the Claimant and her family would have been relying upon the income. The inability to work may continue in the long-term, meaning the financial losses are very great.
Due to her physical condition, the Claimant may not be able to lift heavy objects, or remaining standing/sitting for long periods. This can make housework and childcare very difficult, with even simple tasks such as cooking and cleaning becoming impossible. The Claimant may have to depend upon a partner or family members to fulfil their share of domestic chores.
Suffering from incontinence can seriously affect someone’s social life as they feel unable to leave the house or be far from a toilet. A Claimant may find she no longer goes out socially or participates in hobbies she once enjoyed, such as exercise.
The physical and emotional injuries suffered by the Claimant can also put tremendous strain upon their relationship with a husband or partner. Either party may find it difficult to accept the situation, especially if there are issues with sexual intercourse or loss of confidence.
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