Gynaecological claims can arise when complications or injuries arise during surgery for procedures including a total abdominal hysterectomy, oophorectomy, laparoscopic sterilisation, pelvic floor repair, embolization, endometrial ablation or dilation and curettage (D&C). Injuries can be caused during the surgery as a result of a misplaced scalpel or stitch and the effects of such injuries can be devastating for a woman and can result in life long pain, incontinence and psychological injury.
Claims can arise as a result of the following errors:
• Unnecessary hysterectomy following a caesarean section
• Perforation of the bowel, bladder or ureters during a hysterectomy / Caesarean Section
• Incontinence following surgery
• Perforation injury during insertion of contraceptive coil
• Thermal burn/perforation injury during an endometrial ablation or D & C
• Delay or failure to treat endometriosis
• Delayed diagnosis of gynaecological cancers
• Improper prescription of oral contraceptives
• Laparoscopic negligence
• Loss of fertility due to infection following gynaecological procedure
• Delayed diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy
• Fourth degree tears during delivery.
We understand that these are very sensitive issues and we pride ourselves on representing clients in a sensitive, compassionate and professional manner at all times. We appreciate how difficult it may be to address these issues and we treat all cases with the utmost discretion. We are passionate about ensuring that our clients who have been the victims of medical negligence are compensated in full for the injuries that they have suffered and we endeavour to ensure that our clients receive ongoing expert medical care and support.
Here at Orpen Franks we have considerable experience in this area and have been involved in the following gynaecological claims;
1. Ureteric injury during hysterectomy
2. Bladder injury during Caesarean section
3. Perforation of the bladder following hysterectomy which led to incontinence
4. Delayed diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy.
5. Fourth degree tear during child birth
6. Thermal burn during endometrial ablation resulting in sepsis.
7. Fertility issues following embolisation
8. Performance of unnecessary laparoscopic surgery
9. Perforation of bowel during laparoscopic gynaecological surgery.
10. Loss of fertility due to negligence during gynaecological surgery.
If you would like to discuss any of the above in confidence, please contact our Specialist medical negligence Solicitors on;