Sterilisation is one way to ensure that you no longer conceive. Making the decision not to have any more children can be very hard, but it can be even harder if you have an unwanted pregnancy due to medical negligence.
You may have suffered medical negligence if the doctor, either NHS or private, failed to do the following during your sterilisation:
- Cut, or clamp, the fallopian tubes properly
- Correctly cut the sperm duct
- Did not advise you on using contraception for up to four months following a vasectomy
There are cases where the sperm duct or fallopian tubes regrow after a successful sterilisation. This is a recognised risk, which you should have been advised of, and is not negligent.
As with any surgery sterilisation procedures can be subject to more general surgical errors. We can help with those too if you believe you have been left in unnecessary pain, or with the prospect of further surgery following a mistake.
How can we help?
Here at Negligence Claimline our friendly team are here to help you get the support you need. Working with a panel of specialist medical negligence solicitors, we can assist you with your potential claim.
Sometimes an apology is enough, but in other cases compensation will be the only solution to help you get your life back on track.
Our service, putting you in contact with one of our expert panel members, is free and you are not obliged to take the advice the solicitor gives you, or to progress your claim any further if you do not wish.
Can I sue the NHS?
The NHS was created so that good healthcare should be available to all, and it is one of the country’s proudest achievements. However, if something goes wrong during your treatment you deserve answers and, where necessary, financial compensation.
We do not treat your claim lightly. The treatment you consider negligent must be considered unreasonable, irresponsible, and harmful.
However, when someone suffers an injury that impacts their live, or that of a loved one, then it is vital that the NHS has the procedures in place to both compensate the patient and learn from their mistakes.
Find out more about clinical negligence in our Advice Centre:
If you believe that you, or a loved one, have suffered an injury as a result of medical or clinical negligence then call our friendly team on 0330 355 9210* where they will take some details and pass them to a team of specialist solicitors.