Having a miscarriage is always upsetting, emotional and traumatic. However, if doctors misdiagnose what is happening to you it can become life-threatening.
You may have suffered negligence if:
- Your miscarriage was misdiagnosed and was actually an ectopic pregnancy
- You have unnecessary surgery to remove a fallopian tube following the misdiagnoses of an ectopic pregnancy
What is an ectopic pregnancy?
When an embryo attaches itself outside of the womb, most commonly in the fallopian tubes, this is known as an ectopic pregnancy. If misdiagnosed as a miscarriage, this can be fatal to the mother.
If left untreated then it can cause the fallopian tube to burst, causing internal bleeding.
The most common symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy are:
- Vaginal bleeding
- Missed periods
- Stomach pains
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.