Failed Abortion Negligence Claims
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Failed Abortion Negligence Claims
In short, Failed Abortion Negligence Claims are the result of an even more difficult time than normal.
Deciding to terminate a pregnancy is an intensely personal and difficult decision. That’s true whether it’s due to financial, health, emotional, or any other reasons. Moreover, it is not a choice which especially women (or perhaps their partners) consider lightly. The emotional significance becomes even more apparent when a termination goes wrong due to abortion negligence.
What is Failed Abortion Negligence?
The method medical professionals apply to terminate pregnancy depends on how far along the pregnancy is.
- Medical abortion procedures, for instance, go through up to nine weeks and consist of the pregnant woman taking two doses of medicine.
- Surgical abortions, in contrast, would occur up to 15 weeks of pregnancy. In essence, they involve the use of a gentle vacuum to empty the womb. Typically, the procedure requires a local anaesthetic, which therefore means the woman can return home the same day.
But what about the chances of a failed abortion? In this situation, the foetus remains in place, and the pregnancy continues.
To be clear, the chances of this happening (statistically speaking) are rather slight.
Estimates, for instance, suggest there are around 14 in 1,000 medical abortions and 2 for every 1,000 surgical abortions. When it does happen, however, it makes for an understandably distressing time for the woman. It’s also possible for an incomplete abortion, where remains of pregnancy tissue stay in the uterus, to occur.
Some examples of failed surgical abortion negligence claims
Failed abortion negligence can ultimately include the following examples.
- For instance, the lack of total consent from a patient.
- Additionally, the failure to identify when either a failed or even a partial abortion occurs.
- Furthermore, the causing of an injury to the cervix or uterus.
- Not identifying when a patient is rhesus negative, too.
- Failure to detect clotting or infection at a follow-up check.
- There’s also instances of unexpected or wrongful birth.
What this won’t mean is that our solicitors are limited in the way they can pursue your case. By giving us a call or filling in our contact form, we can get a registered number for any negligence claim, including birth injury.
How Can We Help With Failed Abortion Claims?
Indeed, The Medical Negligence Experts recognise that claiming compensation for failed abortion negligence involves many factors. Furthermore, it’s not merely a simple money or covering costs issue. Clients seeking help from The Medical Negligence Experts go through a variety of different feelings:
- betrayal, and;
- confusion about their future.
As a result, it’s our job to help make the process of making a claim as stress-free as possible.
The first way we do this is by talking to you to find out about your situation. We will only recommend you proceed with a failed abortion compensation claim if it is our professional opinion of a high chance you will succeed. If there is no evidence to support a claim for negligence, you’ll be putting yourself at a great emotional and financial expense for nothing.
We will put you in contact with the best independent medical experts, to begin with. The solicitors we work with will help you gather the relevant evidence to support your claim, and we will negotiate with your care provider to obtain the most positive outcome for you. If they are unwilling to accept responsibility for their part leading to injuries you incur, we’re there for you. Therefore, we’ll support and guide you through the court process to help you obtain a fair and appropriate settlement.
Factors considered when determining compensation include damages for:
- emotional harm;
- additional medical costs you acquire,
- travel expenses;
- medical expenses you will incur should you proceed with the pregnancy (though not the cost of raising a child), and;
- loss of income due to a procedure’s failure.
What we don’t do at The Medical Negligence Experts is aim to add to your discomfort – both psychologically and financially. If an abortion negligence solicitor wants to take on your case, they can offer to do so on a No Win No Fee basis – meaning you pay nothing upfront. Furthermore, if the case doesn’t lead to a win, you won’t need to pay them or the other party’s legal fees.
Regardless of your financial situation, our law firms (registered in England and Wales) believe everyone has a right to pursue compensation when abortion professionals acted negligently.
The first step begins when you contact The Medical Negligence Experts. You have no obligations to cost or commitment to start an enquiry. The law firms we work with are authorised and regulated for the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and have a registered SRA number.