A failed sterilisation claim is when you seek compensation for medical negligence with your sterilisation surgery. If you suffer surgical negligence with a failed sterilisation procedure, you could have a compensation claim. 

Failed sterilisation claims range from an unplanned pregnancy after a procedure to infection after surgery to failure to inform a patient fully about the effects of a sterilisation operation. 

Medical negligence is treatment by a medical professional below that which any other medical professional would provide in similar circumstances. Your doctor, nurse and hospital consultant owe you a duty of care; if they breach that duty of care, it could be medical negligence. 

A No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor can look at your case and see if you could have a valid failed sterilisation claim for compensation.

Failed Sterilisation Claim

What is a failed sterilisation claim?

A failed sterilisation claim is for compensation when you suffer an injury or an unplanned pregnancy after a sterilisation surgery. The medical negligence of the failed sterilisation could affect your life today and in the future. 

You could have a failed sterilisation claim if you become pregnant within a year of sterilisation surgery or if the surgeon inserts the sterilisation clip around a nerve during a vasectomy. An unwanted pregnancy and other severe effects of the surgical negligence of a failed sterilisation could affect your ability to work and even put your life in danger. 

The failed sterilisation could lead to an unwanted pregnancy or a pregnancy that puts the life of the mother or the unborn child in danger. Problems with sexual function may also follow a failed sterilisation surgery. 

The Medical Negligence Team, No Win No Fee solicitor, can look at your case and see if you have a valid compensation claim for a failed sterilisation.

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Common failed sterilisation claims

Common failed sterilisation claims range from the consequences of an unwanted pregnancy to infection after a vasectomy to damage to the nerves and surrounding organs during surgery. A failed sterilisation claim may get you the compensation you need to help deal with the effects of the surgical negligence.

A claim for compensation in a medical negligence case seeks damages for the effects of the failed sterilisation. If sterilisation surgery could be the cause of your injury or suffering, you may have a compensation claim. 

Common failed sterilisation claims:

Common failed sterilisation claims

Pregnancy after a failed sterilisation claim

Pregnancy after a failed sterilisation claim is for the effects of an unwanted pregnancy on a mother after a failed sterilisation. If you become pregnant within a year of having a sterilisation procedure, you may have a medical negligence claim. 

A woman may have a sterilisation operation to prevent a further pregnancy to protect her own health or that of the unborn child. To fall pregnant after sterilisation surgery could have a devastating effect on the mother and her family. 

You could have a compensation claim if you become pregnant very soon after a failed sterilisation and there is evidence of negligence at the initial surgery such as clips being applied to a ligament or tendon rather than a fallopian tube.

Infection after a failed sterilisation surgery claim

Infection after a failed sterilisation could spread into surrounding organs and could lead to sepsis for a patient. In some cases, the infection may not be noticed until some days later, when the infection could be difficult to control. 

Infection after surgery is a major source of concern for doctors and patients. A failure to prescribe antibiotics and follow-up checks could give an infection the chance to spread in the body. 

If you suffer a failed sterilisation, you could have a surgery negligence compensation claim.

Nerve damage due to a failed sterilisation claim

Nerve damage due to a failed sterilisation is when the surgeon puts the sterilisation clip on the nerve instead of the fallopian tube of the female or the vas deferens of the male patient. 

Sterilisation surgery is precise surgery, and the surgeon should not make the error of putting the clip on the nerve, ligament or blood vessel. The surgery will damage the nerve and cause a failed sterilisation surgery.

A failed sterilisation surgery can lead to an unwanted pregnancy, and you could have a medical negligence compensation claim.

Failed vasectomy claims

Failed vasectomy claims are when the sterilisation surgery on a male patient is not successful, and the man remains fertile. The failed sterilisation may not become known until there is an unexpected pregnancy, which can have many effects on the man and the woman involved. 

A failed vasectomy surgery can happen if the surgeon does not sever the reproduction tubes fully and they reconnect. A failed vasectomy can also occur if there is scar tissue residue which goes unnoticed by the surgeon and it reconnects after surgery.

Failure to inform failed sterilisation surgery claim

Failure to inform failed sterilisation surgery is when the surgeon or surgical team fail to inform a patient fully of the surgery and alternatives to it. Every patient should be fully informed of a surgical procedure in advance so they can give what is known as informed consent for the surgery. 

It can take up to twelve weeks for a sterilisation procedure to be fully effective. A failure to inform the patient of this danger may lead to a pregnancy and a failed sterilisation. 

A patient should know of all possibilities of a surgical procedure and of any alternatives they may wish to take to the surgery. 

A failure to inform is medical negligence, and you may have a compensation claim for a failed sterilisation. 

A failed sterilisation can have many effects on the man and woman involved and their families. A resulting pregnancy could put the life of the mother in danger or could result in a child being born with a genetic condition. 

You could have a failed sterilisation claim for compensation if the surgery is not successful.

Our Process

Our team members have a higher career win rate with a 75% success rate on NHS letters of claim, compared to an industry average of 54.5%.

Enquiry

The first step is to get in touch and tell us what went wrong. It’s free and easy. Call our 24-hour helpline: 0800 246 1122 or request a callback here.

Medical Evaluation

Once you have spoken with our team we’ll let you know how we can help. Typically the next step is to obtain your medical records for us to review.

Legal Letter

Once all your medical records have been received they will be reviewed by a medically & legally qualified member of our team. If there is evidence of medical negligence we will send a letter of claim to the negligent party outlining your medical negligence claim.

Sterilisation negligence compensation

You can seek compensation for the effects of a failed sterilisation in amounts from the low £10,000s to over £10 million in some cases. You could suffer the medical negligence of a failed sterilisation if you or your partner become pregnant within a year of the surgery or you develop a serious infection due to the surgical negligence.

A failed sterilisation can have many effects on you, and you can claim for those effects today and in the future. Sterilisation negligence could put you or your partner’s life in danger, and it could affect the life of the unborn child if there is an unplanned pregnancy. 

Claims sometimes see high awards, such as when the patient suffers pain and discomfort and needs further surgery. In some cases, a pregnant mother could pass away due to an unplanned pregnancy after a failed sterilisation and their dependents could have a fatal medical negligence claim. 

Compensation for a failed sterilisation claim can see awards of:

  • Infection due to errors in failed sterilisation surgery – £22,700
  • Nerve damage due to failed sterilisation surgery – £27,560
  • Failed vasectomy leads to an unwanted pregnancy -£44,300
  • Unplanned pregnancy causes severe health issues for the mother – £72,200
  • Lifetime of care for a disabled child born after a failed sterilisation – £1.1million

All amounts are approximate and are only a guide to what is possible in a failed sterilisation claim. Figures can be high in some claims as you or a loved one could need long-term care; you may face medical bills for life due to caring for a child born with a genetic condition or for any injuries to the mother. 

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You may be able to claim for these care expenses and the medical costs in the future with a medical negligence compensation case. 

As in all medical negligence claims, each case is dealt with on merit and how much the patient suffers due to the failed sterilisation. 

A No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor will be the one to advise you on a failed sterilisation compensation claim. 

A Medical Negligence Team solicitor will know from experience what your case may be worth and how to make a successful compensation claim.

Who is eligible for compensation in a medical negligence claim?

The patient who suffers pain, disability, or anxiety and sees their condition getting worse due to medical negligence may be eligible to claim compensation. 

A failed sterilisation can cause pain and anxiety and have you facing further medical treatment, such as more surgery, and you may be able to claim compensation. 

The medical negligence of a failed sterilisation could lead to an unplanned pregnancy, which could have devastating effects on the mother and the child. The failed procedure could make you ill, and it may affect your ability to lead a normal life, and you could need further medical treatment. You can claim compensation for the effects of the medical negligence on your life today and in the future. 

You, the patient, are the one to suffer due to an unplanned pregnancy or damage to the nerves and other organs after a failed sterilisation. A failed sterilisation may even put your life in danger or that of the unborn child. 

Medical negligence may lead to psychological trauma, unnecessary pain, and disability. The patient, though, may be unable to claim due to the effects of the medical negligence, and their dependants may be able to make the compensation claim. 

The loved ones in a medical negligence case are known as ‘dependents’ and can be:

  • A spouse or former spouse of the injured person
  • Someone who lived with the patient for two years as a husband, wife, or civil partner.
  • Blood children adopted children or those who became children through marriage or civil partnership
  • Parents and those acting as parents, such as a guardian or step-parents
  • Grandparents or great-grandparents
  • Brothers, sisters, cousins, and other direct relatives

When you have a medical negligence claim due to a failed sterilisation, your No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor can help make the case for compensation.

What can you claim for in failed sterilisation compensation?

You can claim for any damages that occurred when you sue for failed sterilisation compensation. 

There are two types of compensation damages due when suing for any type of medical negligence, such as in a failed sterilisation claim:

General Damages in a failed sterilisation claim are when you sue for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity, PSLA, you have experienced due to an unplanned pregnancy, the damage done during the surgery, or a severe infection due to poor surgical care. 

  • Pain is that above what is normally expected for your condition, made worse by the negligence 
  • Suffering is the inconvenience and changes to your life that cause you unnecessary discomfort when you experience a failed sterilisation
  • Loss of Amenity is any difficulty you have in doing everyday tasks, such as walking, sitting, playing sports, and sleeping.

Special Damages in a failed sterilisation claim can include any loss of earnings, future care costs, and out-of-pocket expenses. 

  • Loss of earnings includes compensation for time off work and any reduction of your income in the future 
  • Future care costs are for any care you will need as a result of the failed sterilisation, and any worsening of your condition 
  • Out-of-pocket expenses cover medical appointments, travel, accommodation, and meals 

Be sure to keep payslips, receipts, and proof of any losses you experience due to the effects of undergoing a failed sterilisation. 

You deserve compensation to cover all losses, including loss of life for dependents, medical costs, and long-term care needs. 

You can claim medical negligence compensation when you or a loved one experiences unnecessary suffering due to a failed sterilisation, such as an unplanned pregnancy or the need to undergo further surgery.

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How to make a claim for medical negligence

The steps involved in making a claim for medical negligence go from seeking medical advice to issuing court proceedings when you suffer due to a failed sterilisation and have to deal with the effects of an unplanned pregnancy or infection. 

The steps are a part of any successful compensation case, and settlement can happen at any stage in the process. 

Your medical negligence solicitor will do the rest when you follow the steps correctly and gather all the facts and figures.

Seek medical advice on the effects of the medical negligence and any unnecessary suffering you experience as soon as you realise you may be a victim of a failed sterilisation, leading to unnecessary suffering, health concerns and further surgery.

Contact a specialist medical negligence solicitor who operates on a No Win No Fee basis and tell them what went wrong. The right solicitor will look at the case, see where the problem lies, and advise if you have a claim for medical negligence. 

The Medical Negligence Team also have a 100% Compensation Guarantee scheme, where you get all the money awarded in a negligence claim. 

You or a loved one suffered medical negligence by having a failed sterilisation, and you should get all the money due for the medical negligence.

Your medical negligence solicitor obtains the medical records with your permission. By reading the records, they will confirm if they think you have a valid claim for medical negligence due to your having had failed sterilisation surgery. 

The medical negligence team will know from your medical records if the case will result in compensation being paid.

The medical negligence solicitor sending a letter of claim to the negligent party is the next step. The letter will ask them to admit the medical negligence in what is known as ‘sending a letter of claim.’ 

When the negligent party receives the letter of claim, they have up to four months to provide a written response.

Getting a response from the negligent party’s insurer will move the compensation claim closer to a conclusion. 

The insurer will either admit to the claim of medical negligence or say they intend to defend the case. Deciding to defend the claim is known as ‘deny liability’ in legal terms. 

If they admit liability, your medical negligence claim can be valued, and the two parties will meet to decide on the compensation payment. 

Your solicitor will negotiate with the negligent party and use their experience to get the compensation you deserve for any suffering due to the failed sterilisation.

Issuing court proceedings is the next step if they deny liability in your claim for medical negligence. 

Going to court happens, too, when they are not prepared to pay a fair amount for the damages you or your loved ones suffered due to the failed sterilisation. Your medical negligence solicitor issues the court proceedings.  

Remember that less than 1% of medical negligence cases end up in court, and very few of those cases ever make it to the courtroom.

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Surgical negligence

A surgical negligence claim is when you or a loved one suffers medical negligence during, before or after surgery and may have a compensation claim for the effects. 

You could suffer the effects of surgical negligence, like a failed sterilisation, today and in the future due to having an unplanned pregnancy or an infection that spreads throughout the body. Any chronic pain, difficulty walking, and problems with driving and caring for loved ones due to surgical negligence could all have a significant effect on your life. 

The NHS pays out over £6.6 billion in compensation claims each year. There are more than 13,000 claims annually, and over 51% of claims result in damages being paid. The failure rate for male sterilisation vasectomy is 1 in 2000, while that for a failed sterilisation in women is higher at 1 in 200 cases. 

You may have a compensation claim if you suffered medical negligence before, during, or after a failed sterilisation surgery. 

A No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor can look at your claim and see if you have a valid claim for surgical negligence compensation.

Surgical Negligence

How long do I have to make a claim for medical negligence?

You have three years to make a claim for medical negligence. All medical negligence claims are subject to limitation periods. 

For example, in England and Wales, medical negligence cases for the negligence of a failed sterilisation must generally be brought and court proceedings issued within three years of the injury or three years of knowledge of the facts giving rise to the claim. 

If someone has passed away due to a breach of duty of care by a surgeon or the medical professional who carried out the failed sterilisation, it is the date of death if the limitation period has not expired by that time. 

Children not under a disability typically have until they reach 21 to start a medical negligence claim or court proceedings. 

Persons with a disability, who lack capacity, are not subject to any limitation period.

Our Process

Our team members have a higher career win rate with a 75% success rate on NHS letters of claim, compared to an industry average of 54.5%.

Enquiry

The first step is to get in touch and tell us what went wrong. It’s free and easy. Call our 24-hour helpline: 0800 246 1122 or request a callback here.

Medical Evaluation

Once you have spoken with our team we’ll let you know how we can help. Typically the next step is to obtain your medical records for us to review.

Legal Letter

Once all your medical records have been received they will be reviewed by a medically & legally qualified member of our team. If there is evidence of medical negligence we will send a letter of claim to the negligent party outlining your medical negligence claim.

Will I have to go to court with a medical negligence claim?

No, you are very unlikely to have to go to court with a medical negligence claim. 

The majority of cases are settled well before there is a need for court action, and NHS Resolution will see most cases are dealt with, in conjunction with your solicitor, before a referral to court by either side. 

Errors by a medical professional, like a failed sterilisation, can cause you and your family a lot of distress, and if you discover the errors could be due to medical negligence, you will want answers and compensation for the effects of the failed sterilisation. 

Your solicitor will want to keep the medical negligence claim out of court and get it settled in your favour as quickly as possible. 

If your claim is one of the very few cases that do go to court, it will be handled by your No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor.

Using a No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor

Using a No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor is the only way to a successful compensation claim for medical negligence. Your No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor will not charge you for a claim you do not win.

The medical negligence solicitor will have experience dealing with the NHS and insurance companies when handling a failed sterilisation negligence claim. They will know the causes of medical negligence, who caused your failed sterilisation, and the effects today and in the future of negligence by a medical professional. 

Your No Win No Fee solicitor will handle your compensation claim when you suffer negligence and how to make it a successful failed sterilisation compensation claim. 

Always have a fee agreement in place before engaging a medical negligence solicitor. If they start talking of a ‘win fee’ or a ‘success fee,’ you should walk away. The negligent party insurers should pay all fees. 

The medical negligence solicitor should also operate a 100% Compensation Guarantee scheme. When you win the case, all the money awarded should go to you, not the solicitor.

You are the one who experienced the medical negligence, and you deserve the compensation to get your life back to normal.

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Contact The Medical Negligence Team

Contact the Medical Negligence Team today to discuss your claim for failed sterilisation negligence. You suffered from the effects of a medical professional’s lack of duty of care, and you may be able to claim compensation for the medical negligence. 

At the Medical Negligence Team, we fight every compensation claim on a No Win No Fee basis, and you will not be out of pocket for an unsuccessful claim. We have both the legal and medical experts to guide you along the steps to a successful failed sterilisation claim for compensation. 

We have a very high success rate and a reputation for a speedy and successful resolution to failed sterilisation negligence claims. 

Our 100% Compensation Guarantee puts all the money you win into your pocket. You may have a compensation claim if you experience negligence by a medical professional, such as an unplanned pregnancy due to a failed sterilisation. 

Contact us at the Medical Negligence Team, and let us handle your claim for failed sterilisation negligence compensation.

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