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Gynaecological Claims

Most gynaecological operations are carried out safely by an experienced and competent surgeon. However, sometimes things go wrong, leaving the patient with a long term injury and psychological stress.

When a patient suffers as a result of a gynaecological operation, it may be the result of an incorrect diagnosis, sub-standard surgical treatment or simply poor care.

Duty of Care

All patients are owed a ‘duty of care’. If you feel that the standard of care you received before, during or after your gynaecological treatment fell below an appropriate level and you suffered injury as a result, you may have a claim for criminal negligence.

The following are examples of some of the problems that often occur:

  • Damage from medical instruments
  • Failure to diagnose and treat a pelvic organ prolapse (stretched out of position during pregnancy)
  • Failure to diagnose cervical, ovarian or vaginal cancer
  • Failure to diagnose womb disorders
  • Unnecessary hysterectomy (removal of the womb)
  • Psychological harm caused by failed fertility treatments
  • Errors in fitting a contraceptive device
  • Failed sterilisation
  • Inadequate suturing (stitching), rips and tears
  • Infections
  • Anaesthetic errors
  • Incontinence following surgery

Gynaecology is a particularly personal and intimate branch of medicine. Some patients are reluctant to seek legal advice due to embarrassment. Working on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis, our specialist solicitors have considerable experience in dealing with claims of this sensitive nature.

Should you suffer injury as a result of your treatment, we’ll give you all the advice and help you need to bring a claim of clinical negligence.


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