Contraception Failure Negligence Claims
An unwanted pregnancy can have a grave impact on a woman’s life. At best, falling pregnant unexpectedly can be a financial burden and interrupt her career at a critical time. At worst, it can create distressing implications which can put mental and physical health at risk. The reason behind choosing to use contraception doesn’t matter, what does matter is that she can rely on it. There is no type of contraception which is effective 100% of the time. However, the failure of contraception implants, tubal ligature, or a vasectomy due to medical negligence is not acceptable.
What is Contraception Failure Negligence?
Contraception failure negligence occurs when pregnancy results from contraception to being incorrectly administered. The contraception implant, for example, needs to be inserted in a specific way at a particular time in a woman’s cycle to be effective. In cases with the Implanon brand before 2010, several instances of contraception failure could be attributed to a poor design which made it difficult to insert. While the health provider was found to be at fault, the manufacturer changed the design in 2011 to make it easier to use correctly.
Vasectomy involves cutting or sealing the tubes which carry sperm from a man’s testicles to the penis. It has a 99% effectiveness rate meaning that in the UK, it fails for one in every 2,000 men who have the procedure. Vasectomy negligence can occur when: The practitioner does not block the tubes correctly leading to recanalisation which allows the sperm to push holes through the soft scar tissue. It can be avoided by using permanent clips on the tubes, cauterising (heat sealing) them, or turning the cut sides away from each other. The surgeon fails to block the right tube.
Tubal ligation, which is a similar process for the tube carrying the ova from a woman’s ovary to uterus, can fail for the same reasons.
Contraception failure due to medical negligence is rare, but it does happen. One recent case was in 2013 when a woman fell pregnant with twins despite having a contraceptive implant inserted. It transpired that instead of inserting an actual implant, the practitioner had used a placebo implant meant for training purposes. The health trust the doctor worked for paid £44,000 compensation to cover the loss of earnings and emotional shock to the mother, who continued with her pregnancy and had two healthy babies
How Can We Help?
Contact The Medical Negligence Experts if you believe your contraception has failed due to medical negligence. We will talk to you about your situation to determine whether your claim has a high likelihood of success. Should you decide to continue, we can put you in contact with an independent medical assessor who can help collate the evidence to prove your contraception failure occurred due to clinical error rather than any other reason.
Contraception failure negligence compensation is awarded based on loss of income and emotional distress.
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Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence can be complicated, so we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors - It’s Free.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: Level of negligence, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party of your claim against them. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you choose us?
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We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing compensation no matter the level of negligence.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
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On contact, you will be allocated your own expert Medical Negligence solicitor who will be there every step of the way. You will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of your solicitor.
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