Our Medical Negligence Lawyers offer a free consultation for victims of clinical negligence and medical accidents. Call us on 08000 488 777 or tell us what happened so we can provide you with expert legal advice at no cost to you.
Suffering after medical error?
A specialist lawyer is of the utmost importance when in pursuit of virtually any medical negligence case, but especially when dealing with obstetrics and gynaecology. These pursuits can be incredibly lengthy, but the time cost is nothing compared to justice.
Obstetrics is defined as the medical specialty relating to pregnancy and childbirth, whereas gynaecology is the field dedicated to diseases and disorders of the female reproductive system. Naturally, there is considerable overlap between the two areas, and several doctors practice both. Injuries, or mistreatments, should not be taken lightly – as they generally have long-lasting effects – including effects on fertility, which are beyond heart breaking.
Clinical Errors During Pregnancy
Women are extremely susceptible and vulnerable when pregnant, and the number of clinical errors that can be made are deplorable – and the effects are often far reaching. Examples of obstetric mistakes include, advice on infertility and treatments, errors in pregnancy care, delay of diagnosis (including ectopic pregnancies and pre-eclampsia), misreading/misinterpreting scans, labour and delivery errors, incorrect episiotomy… unfortunately, the list is endless. The effects of these damages can be lifelong for the mother or the child and should be taken very seriously.
Gynaecological injuries are also manifold, including, failed sterilisation, inadequate exams, insufficient diagnoses, untimely tests/scans for various cancers (cervical, ovarian, or genital), poor technical performance of surgical procedures (insertion of a coil, pregnancy termination, hysterectomies, etc.), or failure to properly treat infections. Lack of care in this area has long-lasting effects, including infertility.
Making a Claim
A successful claim must, naturally, include medical evidence. In order to make a claim for medical negligence arising from your care or your child’s care, the standard of care must have fallen below a reasonable level, as determined by other experts within the field. The injury must have occurred or been sustained due to the outcome (or lack thereof) a medical procedure that would have had a different result, should it have been properly performed. To pursue a medical negligence claim, you must be prepared to formulate the proper forms and evidence. Our Medical Negligence Lawyers are experts in obstetrics and gynaecology claims and have helped many women successfully claim compensation.
Amount of Compensation
The amount of compensation for an obstetric or gynaecological claim can vary wildly. Of course, it would depend on the nature and severity of the injury. It is also taken into consideration whether you or your child has made, or is likely to make, a full or partial recovery – as well as the long term effects on your or your child’s general health and wellness. There can also be some claims made regarding financial losses, such as: loss of earnings or wages, medical care costs, mobility aids, home adaptations, various aids assisting you (or your child’s) daily needs, or various out of pocket expenses.
A medical negligence claim, of any sort, is very lengthy and typically expensive. But when you claim with our Medical Negligence Lawyers, if accepted your claim will be on a “no win no fee”* basis. This ensures that no upfront fees are charged until the claim is successfully won.
If you or a loved one has suffered from an injury resulting from medical negligence you should contact us as soon as you can.
There are time limits which must be followed.
- Adults must file a claim for compensation within three years from the date of the incident or three years from the date of acknowledgement that the injury or illness is a result of medical negligence.
- Children have until their 21st birthday in which a claim must be filed. This is regardless of when the accident took place.
- Adults and children without mental capacity have no time limit in which they can file a claim. This rule is very specific so if you believe this is relative in your case you should contact or Medical Negligence Lawyers to make sure this rule applies to you.
If a claim is filled too late you may lose the right to compensation which is rightfully yours.
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