Failed sterilisation and wrongful birth
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Although childbirth can be an incredibly rewarding experience, for many people there comes a time in their life when they may decide that they no longer wish to have children. To prevent this from happening they may choose to undergo a sterilisation process which can prevent them from having further children.
In many cases sterilisation processes are quite successful and they help to prevent the patient from having any further children, but in some cases they are not. This can put a large amount of pressure on a family who may be unable to cope with another child. If you have suffered at the hands of a negligent doctor or surgeon in this way then you may be eligible to make a claim.
WHO CAN I CLAIM AGAINST FOR FAILED STERILISATION AND WRONGFUL BIRTH?
When making a claim in this situation you may be able to claim against either your GP, a specialist or your surgeon depending on who has treated you throughout the sterilisation process. If your operating surgeon has made an error during the sterilisation process then you may be able to claim against them. On the other hand if your GP or specialist has failed to detect any problems during your pregnancy, or failed to detect a pregnancy then you may also be eligible to make a claim.
WHAT ARE SOME SITUATIONS WHERE I COULD MAKE A CLAIM?
There are many examples of where you could make a claim and some include:
- Error during vasectomy or hysterectomy
- Error during contraception
- Missed diagnosis during the pregnancy screening process
- Failure of the doctor to pass on important information
- Lack of appropriate pregnancy screening
IN ADDITION TO MY PERSONAL INJURY, WHAT ELSE COULD I CLAIM FOR?
- Damages – an unwanted pregnancy and labour can be an incredibly difficult and painful experience for any individual, as a result you may be eligible to claim for any unnecessary pain and suffering that you have had to endure
- Loss of income – if you are required to take time off work, or you are unable to return to work as the result of a wrongful birth or failed sterilisation then you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation
- Additional medical costs – pregnancy and childbirth can be an expensive process, as can the on–going cost of supporting a child. Some families may simply not have the financial capacity to fund a child and as a result may consider making a compensation claim.
HOW CAN MEDICAL COMPENSATION 4U HELP ME?
The team at Medical Compensation 4U are industry experts in dealing with personal injury claims and we can work with you every step of the way to ensure that you receive every penny of compensation that you are entitled to. Our team are fully committed to your case and you will be assigned an individual case officer who will work with you right throughout the claims process. Together, we are able to bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to your claim.