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Gynaecological Claims on the Isle of Wight

When something goes wrong with a gynaecological operation the patient can be left with a long term injury and psychological stress.

Most gynaecological operations are carried out safely by an experienced and competent surgeon but 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 can 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 but our specialist solicitors here on the Island have considerable experience in dealing with claims of this sensitive nature. 

Should you suffer injury as a result of your treatment, working on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis, we will give you all the advice and help you need to bring a claim of clinical negligence so talk to us today.


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