The increasing number of medical negligence cases regarding endometriosis are becoming more and more prevalent. Women are being misdiagnosed with other conditions. This leads to them being unable to live normal. This is due to severe discomfort and complications and in many cases, has led to isolation and depression. Therefore, it is crucial to make an endometriosis claim if one is affected by this.
What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a chronic condition that affects approximately 1 in 10 women most frequently throughout their reproductive cycle. It is usually a rather uncomfortable and painful disorder. Endometrial tissue, which would normally only line the inside of the uterus grows elsewhere in the body. Common places include the ovaries and fallopian tubes. However, endometriosis can also affect the pelvic area but it can be found outside the pelvic organs in cases. The reason why this condition can be so painful is due to blood from the breakdown of the endometrial tissue during the menstrual cycle. It is unable to pass through the body leading to irritation, inflamation and other complications.
Some of the problems that can arise from endometriosis are:
- Relationship issues
- Completion of daily activities/responsibilities
There are various symptoms which are related to endometriosis. Some of them are:
- Severe pelvic pain
- Debilitating period pain/ heavy periods
- Pain from sexual intercourse both during and after
- Complications with excretion such as pain, blood and diarrhoea/constipation
- Inability to get pregnant
Endometriosis claim due to misdiagnosis
The process of being diagnosed with endometriosis is a very long and arduous process. It can frequently take more than 7 years in which symptoms can progress and misdiagnosis can cause further pain and damage to the body. Misdiagnosis most commonly occurs due to the variety of symptoms and the similarity endometriosis symptoms have with other conditions. Some of these include:
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Uterine Fibroids
- Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
These types of misdiagnosis can be quite serious as incorrect prescriptions and treatments can be assigned only complicating matters. The prolonged period of time without diagnosis for endometriosis can result in a poor quality of lifestyle. This is due to lack of appropriate treatment and medical advice/support. This is why it is important to make an endometriosis claim if you have been misdiagnosed or have suffered due to medical negligence regarding endometriosis.
How we can help with your endometriosis claim?
The Medical Negligence Experts understand the stress and problems that sufferers of the condition have faced. We find it imperative to make sure that each endometriosis claim is dealt with to the highest standards.
We can help you claim the compensation that you deserve. We offer professional advice and our solicitors always try to secure maximum compensation for an endometriosis claim and they run all their cases on a no win, no fee basis. This means that you are not bound by any financial obligation if we do not manage to obtain compensation on your behalf.
When you contact us we will analyse the events and circumstances regarding your injury/neglect. From this we can tell you if you are eligible for an endometriosis claim. It is very important to be thorough during this stage. You must show that neglect and harm was done to your person specifically by that occurrence and not a different unavoidable factor.
Once this is completed and verification for your endometriosis claim has been processed our solicitors can proceed with contacting the party responsible for your negligence.
If you would like to discuss a case of endometriosis that you think has been misdiagnosed previously or you have had a significant delay in a diagnosis, do not hesitate to get in touch with our expert team today. Simply submit your details in one of our contact forms or call us Freephone on 0808 501 6437.