If you’ve suffered due to negligent gynaecological treatment, Slater and Gordon Lawyers can help. For a consultation to discuss a gynaecology or unnecessary hysterectomy compensation claim, you can call our expert medical and clinical negligence solicitors on freephone 0800 916 9049. Alternatively, you start your claim online and we’ll call you back at a time that suits you.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers can provide immediate legal representation and rehabilitation support for gynaecological errors. Our specialist clinical and medical negligence solicitors have a wealth of experience in dealing with gynaecology claims in a sensitive, professional manner. We understand that these claims can involve extremely sensitive and personal issues, and we pride ourselves on treating our clients with the utmost respect, compassion and empathy at all times.
The majority (98%) of our medical and clinical negligence claims are supported by a Conditional Fee Agreement, which is also referred to as a No Win, No Fee agreement. This type of agreement means that if you file a claim but it’s unsuccessful, you won’t be required to pay anything. As a result, you can purse compensation at no financial risk to yourself.
Making a gynaecology claim
If you feel you’ve suffered as a result of medical negligence in regards to a gynaecological procedure or diagnosis, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
It’s important to understand that the majority of gynaecological operations and procedures involve some risk. However, while a lot of these procedures are carried out correctly and successfully, mistakes can occur due to medical negligence. If clinical errors have affected you, you may be able to take legal action and claim compensation for the suffering you’ve experienced, regardless of whether your treatment provider was fully or partly to blame.
Common gynaecology compensation claims
Our clinical negligence solicitors have secured compensation for many women in regards to a variety of different types of gynaecology error claims. Common gynaecology mistakes can include:
- Unnecessary hysterectomies
- Tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) damage to obturator nerve
- Delayed diagnosis of cervical cancer and smear test errors
- Keyhole surgery (laparoscopy) errors
- Nerve damage
- Retained swabs and retained instruments
- Damage to organs such as the bladder, bowel and uterus, particularly during caesarean section
- Failing to notice damage to organs such as the bladder, bowel and uterus
- Episiotomy in the wrong place and inadequate repairs to episiotomy and tears
- Failure to diagnose third degree tears after childbirth
- Medical / surgical mistakes leading to hysterectomy
Unnecessary hysterectomy compensation
Slater and Gordon Lawyers can offer legal support and advice in unnecessary hysterectomy compensation claims. A hysterectomy is a surgical operation for women which involves the removal of the uterus, meaning that a woman is no longer able to get pregnant after the procedure. A hysterectomy is irreversible, and it may be recommended if other treatment options have proved unsuccessful.
There are a number of reasons why a hysterectomy may be considered. For example, it could be an option for a woman suffering from the painful and debilitating condition menorrhagia. Often referred to as heavy menstrual bleeding or HMB, this condition can be caused by fibroids. A hysterectomy can help to relieve the symptoms of HMB. However, it’s a major operation with a long recovery time, and it’s important to note that there are less drastic, less invasive alternatives that should be considered before opting for a hysterectomy.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers has helped many women who allege that they’ve not been properly advised about the alternative treatments for HMB or fibroids. We’ve also assisted in cases that have involved the removal of the ovaries during a hysterectomy without obtaining patient consent at all.
If you feel that you’ve been rushed into a hysterectomy without sufficient explanation or reason, contact our expert solicitors for a confidential discussion about your case.
How to make a claim
To make a gynaecology claim, you can start by getting in touch with Slater and Gordon Lawyers. We’re perfectly placed to assist you with your case, providing you with the expert help and advice you need. Our clients are our top priority, and you can trust us to support you every step of the way.
It’s important to note that there may be a time limit within which you need to make your claim. Generally speaking, clinical negligence claims need to be made within three years of the negligence or the date on which you became aware of the negligence, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
Why you should choose Slater and Gordon
If you’ve suffered as a result of a gynaecological error, we can help. Our clinical and medical negligence solicitors will be able to assess your case to help determine if you’re eligible to make a claim. We can let you know how successful we think it’s likely to be, helping to manage your expectations if you decide to go ahead with your case.
Our team of highly trained solicitors are well equipped with the expert knowledge and resources needed to handle your claim. We can provide you with the legal advice and support you need to get the compensation you deserve.
We appreciate that no two client’s situations are the same, and we’ll take your individual circumstances into consideration. We fully understand that discussing these types of claims can be extremely sensitive. With this in mind, we make sure that we approach each case with care and respect, doing our best to help you feel comfortable and at ease throughout.
Regardless of the details of your situation, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. You can call us on freephone 0800 916 9049. Our UK contact centre is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Alternatively, you can start your claim online and we’ll get back to you.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers is one of the country’s largest and most well-known consumer law firms, with offices across the UK. Many of our qualified solicitors at Slater and Gordon Lawyers are members of respected organisations such as Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA), the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).