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Failed Sterilisation Compensation Claims

Failed Sterilisation Compensation Claims Information

The decision to undergo sterilisation treatment whether that is a vasectomy or female sterilisation is not one that any couple take lightly. So, if after going through the process the last thing you expect is for the operation not to be successful. Unfortunately this does happen and if you find yourself in that situation we are here for you. Our experienced no win, no fee solicitors can help facilitate your failed sterilisation surgery claim.

What is Sterilisation?

If a couple decide they don’t want any more children there are a couple of options open to them. The options are for the male partner to have a vasectomy, or the female to undergo sterilisation. A vasectomy is in most cases a much safer and less invasive procedure than sterilisation. Both of these methods offer an effective solution, however sometimes as with any medical procedure, if the right level of care and attention is not taken by the medical professional things can go wrong. If this happens it is possible you may be eligible to failed sterilisation compensation.

What is failed Sterilisation?

Failed sterilisation is in many cases the result of surgical negligence. A common reason for this is the failure to attach the clips that block the fallopian tubes correctly. If the clips are not attached properly or in the right place eggs will still be able to travel to the womb.

However, in some cases it is possible for fallopian tubes to re-join naturally which is known as recanalization, and this is a recognised risk associated with sterilisation. However, this process takes many years and is relatively rare, so if you find yourself pregnant several years after undergoing sterilisation you may be one of the few women whose tubes have grown back together naturally. This is completely unavoidable and if it happens to it is just unfortunate and cannot be considered failed sterilisation.

Alternatively it is much more common for sterilisation to fail due to medical negligence. These days the procedure is undertaken using laparoscopy, otherwise called microsurgery, the doctor will take a photograph where the clips are in place and insert a print-off within the female’s records. As we outlined earlier, if these Filshie Clips are incorrectly attached to the tubes, they are likely to slip off.  Once this happens there is a distinct possibility that the procedure will fail, leading to the possibility of an unwanted pregnancy. The decision to undergo sterilisation may have been taken for financial reasons or that the person concerned wants to concentrate on their career.

If this happens it can be devastating for both you and your partner and cause you significant distress. If this has happened to you, and you feel the surgeon carrying out the procedure was negligent in their duties, you may be eligible to claim failed sterilisation compensation. Here at Tylers Solicitors our experienced team have helped many couples successfully claim compensation for failed sterilisation procedures. To find out how we can help you get in touch today.

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    What are the Symptoms of Failed Sterilisation?

    In many cases proving medical negligence can be a difficult and complicated process. However proving failed sterilisation is relatively straightforward, as pregnancy is proof that the procedure has not worked, and negligence has probably taken place.

    Even if you decide not to keep the baby, you can still make a compensation claim. As medical negligence claims specialists we will be able to advise you on how to further to your claim. Irrespective of whether you choose to claim for wrongful conception, or if you decide to keep the child, wrongful birth we are here for you.

    Hor Long Have I Got to Make a Claim for Failed Sterilisation?

    As with any kind of personal injury you have up to three years to begin your claim for failed sterilisation compensation. As long as you begin a legal claim within this three-year period, you should be eligible to make a claim for medical negligence. If you are unsure whether you’re eligible to make a claim, get in touch with our no win, no fee solicitors today. Our team will be able to confirm whether you’re able to pursue your claim for failed sterilisation compensation.

    Are Tylers Solicitors A No Win, No fee Personal Injury Solicitors?

    The simple answer to that question is yes, Tylers is a no win, no fee solicitors covering both personal injuries and medical negligence. That means you can start your claim for failed sterilisation compensation immediately without paying anything. All our costs will be recovered from any amount that is awarded to you if your claim is successful. If your claim is not successful you will not be liable for any costs at all. However, here at Tylers we have an extremely high rate of success when it comes to failed sterilisation compensation claims.

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    Compensation Amounts

    How Much Compensation Could I Claim Following Failed Sterilisation?

    The amount of compensation paid varies from one case to another dependent on your personal circumstances and the negative impact it has had on your life. However there are some guidelines.

    Infringement of Your Right to Restrict Your Family

    The amount of compensation available for failed sterilisation that results in pregnancy and infringes your right to restrict the size of your family could be:

    Up to £15,000

    Pain and Suffering of Labour
    Labour in many cases is a long and painful experience probably even more so when a pregnancy is unplanned. As a result if you have undergone labour as a result of failed sterilisation you could be entitled to a compensation amount of:

    Up to £5,000

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    Here at Tylers we are proud to be recognised as one of the leading providers of no win, no fee legal services in the UK. If you feel you may be eligible to compensation for any form of medical negligence contact our professional team today on 0800 699 0079 for a no obligation discussion.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I Claim compensation for Maternity Leave Loss of Earnings?

    If you are forced to take maternity leave as a result of pregnancy resulting from a negligent failed sterilisation it is possible you could lose a substantial amount in earnings. In such cases you may be eligible. In such cases compensation amounts will be based on personal circumstances and based on individual earnings. For more information contact our experienced team who will be only too happy to help you proceed with your claim.

    How do I Make a Claim for Failed Sterilisation Compensation?

    The process of making a claim for failed sterilisation is relatively straightforward. All you need to do is contact our team of failed sterilisation compensation specialists and we will guide you through the process.

    Here at Tylers we are proud to be recognised as one of the leading providers of no win, no fee legal services in the UK. If you feel you may be eligible to compensation for any form of medical negligence contact our professional team today on 0800 699 0079 for a no obligation discussion.

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