Gynaecological Claims And Obstetric Claims

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Gynaecological Claims And Obstetric Claims

Maternity claims represent the highest value and second highest number of clinical negligence claims reported to the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) who represent all the NHS Trusts in England. A project was conducted which analysed ten years of maternity claims with an incident date between 1st April 2000 and 31st March 2010 i.e. 5,087 maternity claims with a total value of £3.1 billion. During a similar time period from 2000 to 2009 inclusive, there were 5.5 million births in England. Thus, less than 0.1% of these births had become the subject of a claim, indicating that the vast majority of births do not result in a clinical negligence claim, thankfully.

However, we can assist you if you have received substandard care during your pregnancy, labour or post-natal period leading to an adverse outcome to your health or personal injury for you or your baby.

The most common types of non-obstetric gynaecological claims arise from complications associated with surgery. These procedures include:-

  • Total abdominal hysterectomy claims
  • Laparoscopic sterilisation claims
  • Pelvic floor repairs claims
  • Dilatation and Curettage (D&C) claims

Injuries can include:-

  • Incontinence following surgery
  • Perforation of the uterus during the insertion of a contraceptive coil
  • Failed sterilisation
  • Damage during laparoscopic investigations or surgery
  • Injury to bladder, bowel or uterus during hysterectomy
  • Unnecessary hysterectomy following a caesarean section
  • Defective consent to medical procedures
  • Infection resulting in loss of childbearing potential

At Thomson & Bancks, our medical negligence specialists will deal sensitively and efficiently with your claim for compensation or that brought on behalf of a loved one’s Estate. The civil law attempts to place people back in the same place as they would have been had they not been injured by a medical mistake or left untreated so they have not fully recovered as they should have done.

Where that is not possible, an increasing amount of damages are payable for where the consequences have been more serious for you. Also, financial losses caused by the injury or non-recovery of your condition are claimable, for instance, if you are not able to return to work or require extra services because of a resulting disability which would have been avoided had there been no negligence.

If you or your family have been affected by medical negligence, please call our specialist Solicitor, Lucy Sherry, on 01242 235250 to find out if you may have a claim. We will offer you a first free interview to learn about the next steps and our ‘No Win, No Fee’ agreements for funding your legal claim.

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