Medical negligence

Gynaecological negligence claims

Gynaecological injuries can be both traumatic and life-changing. If you’ve suffered an gynaecological injury as a result of medical negligence, Slater and Gordon’s specialist legal experts can help get the compensation you deserve.

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What are gynaecological negligence claims?

As a woman, your gynaecologist is often the first place you go if something feels wrong. At this crucial stage, it's important that your symptoms are taken seriously and that your gynaecologist conducts all the appropriate tests. If your gynaecologist failed to treat you correctly and you're suffering from a subsequent injury or illness, or your illness hasn't been treated in time, you may be entitled to claim compensation due to medical negligence.

The vast majority of our medical negligence claims are conducted under a No Win No Fee agreement, meaning if you were to lose your case you wouldn’t be charged, so there’s no financial risk to you.

How do I know if I have a claim for medical negligence?

Our medical negligence solicitors have secured compensation for many women for a variety of gynaecology error claims. Common gynaecology mistakes can include:

Diagnosis error

  • Delayed diagnosis of cervical cancer and smear test errors
  • Failing to notice damage to organs such as the bladder, bowel and uterus
  • Failure to diagnose third degree tears after childbirth
  • Mistake in taking a patient's history
  • Misinterpreting the results, failing to read X-rays correctly

Treatment error

  • Not conducting a satisfactory physical examination
  • Not taking the patient’s medical history into account
  • Prescribing the wrong medication or making a mistake with a prescription
  • Not carrying out correct investigations including X-rays, scans and blood tests
  • Neglecting the patient
  • Tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) damage to obturator nerve
  • 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
  • Episiotomy in the wrong place and inadequate repairs to episiotomy and tears
  • Medical / surgical mistakes leading to hysterectomy
  • Unnecessary hysterectomies

What is considered an unnecessary hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is 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. 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.

Slater and Gordon 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.

How much can I claim for a gynaecology negligence case?

Every gynaecological negligence case is different, and the final amount of compensation awarded will be based on the severity of the injury and the affect the injury has had on your life. Additionally, you’ll also be able to claim for any lost earnings, any long-term care and rehabilitation to maximise the chance of recovery and independent living. To establish your full legal position, call us on freephone 0161 830 9632.

How much time do I have to claim?

If you believe you have a claim, it’s important that you seek advice from a lawyer who specialises in medical negligence cases as soon as possible, as there are time limits in place in England, Scotland and Wales. Generally, a claim should be made within three years from the date the negligence occurred or the date you were first aware that you had suffered a significant injury or illness due to negligence. However, there are exceptions. To read more about the time limits of making a claim, please read our Medical Negligence FAQs or our Medical Negligence Claims Guide.

Why choose Slater and Gordon?

Not only do we have many years' experience securing compensation for gynaecological negligence, we also have the utmost sensitivity to handle your case with great care.

We offer home and hospital visits and provide immediate representation and rehabilitation support. Contact us for a free consultation to help you understand whether or not you have a claim.

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