Gynaecology Negligence Compensation Claims
Gynaecology is a specialist branch of medicine that is concerned with diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the female reproductive system; including the vagina, uterus and ovaries. Our Gynaecology negligence solicitors are experts who will assist you make claims if you or a loved one has suffered harm as a result of negligence from your gynaecologist.
When a woman begins to feel something unusual in her body, she would first visit her gynaecologist and present her concerns and symptoms. The gynaecologist is expected to provide premium care for the patient, make appropriate tests and subsequently make correct diagnoses. When the gynaecologist fails to make the right diagnosis or begin appropriate treatment on time, the patient may suffer more harm, traumatic injuries or other complications which could be life-changing. If you have found yourself in such a condition, you may be entitled to make gynaecology negligence compensation claims.
It is true that the vast majority of gynaecology treatments and related procedures in the NHS are successfully done, however there are still cases of medical negligence a and mistakes which have caused patients to suffer unnecessary injuries which affect them for life.
When you make gynaecology negligence claims, you file a lawsuit seeking compensation for gynaecology negligence. Here you need expert gynaecology negligence solicitors to help you with your claims and our NHS negligence solicitors are just the right solicitors to represent you and make your claims. Suing for medical negligence requires that you meet expert lawyers in the field as this will boost your chances of successfully proving your claims and getting a favorable compensation award.
Why Should I Make Gynaecology Negligence Compensation Claims?
When you make claims, it presents you the chance to receive an apology for the wrong done to you, and most importantly receive a deserved settlement payout. Also, it helps the NHS or other private hospitals you may be making claims against to make appropriate investigations and make the needed changes so as to prevent a recurrence of the negligent treatment. Therefore, making claims can also help ensure that the other people get the right standard of treatment.
Making claims ensures that justice is served and that you do not have to suffer financially going forward but will be able to take care of yourself, your affected loved one and get the best out of life.
Duty Of A Gynaecologist To Her Patients
A gynaecologist has a responsibility to care for her patients and should ensure that they provide the right standard of medical care to their patients. They are therefore expected to do the following:
- Perform tests, scans when presented with symptoms and make the right diagnosis by correctly interpreting test and scan results
- Carry out surgical procedures accurately such as hysterectomies
- Perform periodic check-ups and routine medical examinations as required by the patient
- Manage high risk cases as it applies to the female reproductive
- Suture episiotomies correctly
- Detect early warning signs for cervical, ovarian cancer, and take appropriate action
Failure of the gynaecologist to discharge his or her duties appropriately can cause the patient to suffer traumatic injuries and can even put the life of the patient in danger.
Forms Of Gynaecology Negligence
There are different ways gynaecology negligence can occur. Gynecological injuries arising from medical malpractice can be very traumatic, life-altering and have a severe impact on the person’s quality of life and life expectancy. When you are subjected to these forms of negligence and you suffer unnecessarily as a result, our gynaecology negligence solicitors can assist you make negligence claims.
- Failing to make the right diagnosis; missed diagnosis or late diagnosis
- Failure to carry out the appropriate diagnostic tests and scans before making diagnosis such as failing to carry out smear tests to diagnose cervical cancer
- Failing to inform patient and follow up on abnormal cervical smear results and take necessary action.
- Avoidable errors during IVF procedures
- Surgical mistakes, such as unnecessary injuries to internal organs during hysterectomies
- Failing to correctly interpret the scan or test results, failing to read X-rays correctly
- Negligence and wrong choice of use of assisted delivery technique causing injury to mother and child
- Wrong treatment or carrying out unnecessary surgeries
- Mistake in taking a patient's history and failing to review them before carrying out a procedure
- Failing to inform patient and get an informed consent before proceeding with a planned procedure
- Retained instruments after surgery
- Tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) damage to obturator nerve
- Keyhole surgery (laparoscopy) errors
- Poorly surgery techniques in procedures such as colposcopy, dilatation and curettage, pelvic floor procedures and sterilization
- Failing to properly insert intrauterine contraceptive coil
- Failed sterilization which could lead to wrongful pregnancy
- Failing to get proper consent of the patient before performing any medical procedures
- Poor performance of a diathermy loop biopsy or loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP).
- Incontinence worsened by surgery.
- Infection leading to infertility
Proving My Gynaecology Negligence Claim
Proving your gynaecology negligence claim requires that our gynaecology negligence solicitors help you to demonstrate that your gynaecologist indeed failed in his duty of care and that you suffered unnecessarily as a result of that breach of duty of care.
What this means is that you have to demonstrate both liability and causation. That is, showing that your gynaecologist acted negligently and showing exactly how you were affected by that negligence.
Liability: In showing liability, you show that you had an established doctor/patient relationship meaning that the doctor owed you a duty of care but that he acted negligently and failed to fulfil this duty. In doing this, we also show that under the same circumstances, another medical professional wouldn’t have made the same mistakes.
Causation: In establishing causation, we show how the negligence of your doctor directly resulted in your pain and suffering. This direct link between liability and causation is very key towards successfully proving your claim and winning you a deserved compensation.
If just one of these two vital areas is proven without the other, the claim cannot be successful.
- Your Gynaecologist had a responsibility to care for you by virtue of an established doctor/patient relationship
- The duty of care was breached through negligence
- You were made to suffer avoidable harm, pain or complications as a direct result of the negligence.
- You also incurred other damages including emotionally, socially and financially
There are several documents our gynaecology negligence solicitors will require in order to successfully prove your claim. These are the evidence needed to corroborate your claims and we can certainly assist you to make them available.
These documents include:
- Your comprehensive reports including dates of appointment, the gynaecologist who attended to you, and every relevant event as it happened
- Your medical records, test and scan results
- Witness statements from family or close friends
- Proof of financial losses incurred and out-of-pocket expenses
- Photographs and images showing severity of damage
Additionally, we will make available to you a different gynaecologist who will examine you and give a report of your condition as this report will be very vital in making your claims and negotiating a favorable compensation amount.
Below is a summary of the gynaecological negligence compensation claims process
- Speak with our gynaecology negligence solicitors
- Fund Your Claim
- Gather your Evidence
- Prove liability
- Negotiations between both parties
- Agreeing on a compensation amount and payment
How Much Compensation For My Gynaecology Negligence Claims?
Your compensation for gynaecology negligence is not fixed or predetermined but will be determined by several factors which are broadly classified under General and Special Damages.
General Damages: General damages are determined by the Judicial College Guidelines. They have a stipulated settlement range for various kinds of injuries and are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).
Special Damages: Special damages on the other hand covers for financial losses and out-of-pocket expenses incurred as a result of the injury and harm. The following will affect what you will earn for special damage
- Lost earnings, other financial losses and other out-of-pocket expenses (it will also include past, present and estimated future earnings)
- Estimated time for recovery of future prognosis
- Travel expenses for medical appointments and treatment
- Costs of therapies
- Costs of hiring a caregiver
- Costs of any home adjustments or adaptations
Why Choose Us?
At NHS negligence claims, we have expert medical negligence solicitors, gynaecology negligence solicitors as well as cervical cancer solicitors who have many years of experience dealing with different gynaecology negligence claims and securing hugely favorable compensation for gynaecology negligence for clients. Whether it be compensation for unnecessary hysterectomy, medical negligence childbirth or gynaecology related surgical negligence claims, our gynaecology negligence solicitors are ready to help you with your gynaecology malpractice claims.
Our gynaecology negligence solicitors in Manchester and throughout the UK are friendly, sympathetic and approachable. We have specialist female lawyers who understand your plight with whom you can relate with and express yourself freely. We ensure that we build a very strong case for our clients, help them gather the necessary documents we need as evidence and support them in whatever way they require throughout the entire claims process.
Our consultation sessions are free of charge where we discuss with you and evaluate if you have a valid claim.
Furthermore, we will undertake your gynaecology negligence claims under our No Win No Fee Policy meaning that you can make your claims without paying legal fees. You will also be protected from making any payments even if your claims were not successful. However, we are confident of successfully proving your claims and so at the end of a successful claim, we will deduct 25% of your settlement payout as “success fee”.
Time Limit For Making A Negligence Claim
The Limitation Act of 1980 stipulates that a claimant will normally be allowed only three years from when the medical negligence occurred to make a claim.
However, in claims where the individual is unable to make claims, the rule can be relaxed. There are also other few exceptions which we can further explain to you during our consultation sessions.
We always encourage people who have suffered medical negligence not to delay making their claims. Contacting our gynaecology negligence solicitors early enough for your claims helps them to prepare adequately for a better legal representation. It gives your lawyers ample time to prepare a strong case for you as well as ensures that documents and information needed as evidence is easily accessed.
You can reach out to us by calling our numbers or fill out our online Free Claims Assessment Form and one of us will reach out to you to set up a meeting to discuss your claims.