Vaginoplasty is a surgical treatment used to construct or repair a vagina. It treats various medical conditions, such as complications from pelvic floor disease and childbirth-related vaginal injuries.
Vaginoplasty can be sought for different conditions. For women, it may be to repair childbirth defects or reconstruct after undergoing radiation or excision of the vagina to treat cancer or other conditions. Women born with congenital abnormalities can also opt for a vaginoplasty. Transgender individuals consider vaginoplasty to treat gender dysphoria as a gender affirmation procedure.
Whatever the reason for this procedure, the surgeons owe the patients a duty of care to perform the procedure appropriately, without errors, and ensure adequate post-operative care. They are also responsible for informing the patients of possible risks associated with the surgery.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of a botched vaginal surgery, you can sue the doctor or hospital and recover adequate compensation for the injury.
Medical animation can prove very useful in a case like this to show the error committed by the doctor in charge and also depict the extent of the damage or harm that has been caused due to medical malpractice.
What Are the Possible Effects of a Botched Vaginoplasty?
You’re about to witness two distinct scenarios: the same issue and different outcomes.
Will you be enraged by the sheer carelessness of the doctors in charge? Well, I don’t know. That is for me to watch and for you to find out.
Both cases involve vaginoplasty. They are both for different reasons and with disastrous results—one more than the other.
The Case of Just v. Misericordia Hospital
It all started with unusual and uncontrollable vaginal bleeding. “What could be the cause?” Mrs. Just, the mother of seven kids, wondered. With this in mind, she contacted her doctor, and before she could have a breather, she was diagnosed with an enlarged uterus and a cystocele.
Before she knew what was happening, she was admitted, slated to undergo a vaginal hysterectomy and vaginoplasty.
Fast forward to the period after “successful” surgery, Mrs. Just wouldn’t stop complaining of pains in different parts of her body. With her temperature raised and a purulent vaginal discharge, the care was still inappropriate as mere antibiotics were prescribed. No one thought to carry out a comprehensive test until much later when the issue developed into gram-negative septicemia.
Before adequate and thorough treatments could be prescribed, Mrs. Just went into a septic shock and passed away. It was found that if she had been afforded immediate and in-depth post-operative care from the moment she complained, she wouldn’t have died.
Who is liable? How easy is it to prove this case and show the hospital’s negligence, carelessness, and recklessness?
Now to the next case…
The Case of a 54-Year-Old Woman Maimed During Surgery
For over 31 years, she had enjoyed being a homemaker while raising four wonderful kids with her husband, including one with special needs. She also committed to an extremely high fitness routine over the years—the entire process was exhilarating.
All of this came to an abrupt halt when she underwent a vaginoplasty procedure that she needed at the time. Who knew things could change in such a short time? The vaginoplasty was carried out so horrifically that she was maimed.
She was grossly disfigured and experienced nerve-racking pain daily. Due to the gross negligence and incompetence of the surgeon, she experiences daily shock-like pain, suffers embarrassment, and can no longer be intimate with her husband. She no longer enjoyed her favorite activities and could no longer take care of her daughter, who has special needs.
Her entire existence became bleak in just one day after undergoing a procedure that she paid for, by the way.
How do you reconcile this?
Beyond these cases, there are various effects of a botched vaginoplasty. Signs to look out for include dyspareunia (painful intercourse), numbness or loss of sensation, vaginal stenosis, inadequate depth of the vagina, vesicovaginal fistula, rectovaginal fistula, nerve injury, necrosis (tissue death), vaginal prolapse, stricture, infection, bleeding, scarring, and disfigurement.
Using Medical Animation in a Botched Vaginoplasty Case: What Are The Perks?
The two cases we just considered are good examples that depict the crippling reality of a botched vaginoplasty. Victims could bere could be plagued with loss of confidence. They could have a backlash on the victim’s mental health, unspeakable pain, and even death in an especially devastating case.
The extent of these injuries and sufferings is what pushes the most aggrieved to a court of law.
Isn’t it better in these circumstances to bring out the big guns that would help your case tremendously and foster a deeper level of understanding in the jury?
This and more is what medical animation can do.
The damage that has been caused can also be shown, whether physically or mentally. It is not limited to this. Remember, in every case, there are usually two parties; one instituting and one opposing. Suppose a party brings up false evidence or propositions to counter the claimant about what is actually true and their fault. In that case, medical animation can unequivocally shed light on the counterpoint and show its inherent error.
All in all, medical animation will not only help you attain justice, but it will also help you recover enough compensation to cover bills for further treatment, pain, and suffering.
Vaginoplasty is a delicate condition that must be handled with subtlety in court. Hastening the process while exploring all possible options is possible with medical animation.
Vaginoplasty is a complex surgery that only professionals must handle. When carried out without due care, dire effects are inevitable. A competent medical animation will help spell out the errors and convince the jury of the extent of the injury.