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Medics who specialise in gynecology are involved in the treatment and diagnosis of gynecological conditions. Doctors and consultants who practice obstetrics look after patients when they are pregnant, when they are giving birth, and during the post delivery period. Over 50% of claims for medical negligence are due to gynecological and obstetrics issues. This is because of a notable number of wrongful births which can result in conditions such as: shoulder dystocia, Erbs palsy and cerebral palsy.

If you have suffered any form of medical negligence from gynecological or obstetrics care or treatment, then please contact our gynaecology medical negligence solicitors for free advice on a potential claim for compensation.

Common gynecological and obstetrics claims purseued by gynaecology medical negligence solicitorsinclude: -

Our gynaecology negligence solicitors offer a no win no fee, risk-free scheme for anyone with a valid clinical compensation claim. Please give our helpline a call to speak to one of our specialist lawyers who will be able to look at your proposed claim and give you advice without charge or obligation.

Negligence

In order to pursue a successful medical negligence claim, it is essential to be able to prove that the medic/s who were treating you were not as capable as other similar doctors, consultants or other medical staff operating in the same area of medicine. It is important to consider that if the treatment you received was not successful, then it is not automatically down to the negligence of the medic/s who administered it, as it could be due to many other complex factors.

Moreover, if the medic had a option of using more than one treatment, and decided on employing one that was not suitable, then as long as the alternative option stands up to logical reasoning, and is supported by a significant percentage of the medical profession, it cannot automatically be classed as negligence.

As soon as a case of negligence has been ascertained, it is mandatory to be able to provide proof that the treatment which was negligently administered: -

  1. stopped or caused a delay in the condition being cured
  2. or
  3. was the direct result of injury.

Unfortunately, in the majority of cases, these matters are hard to prove, and are dependent on medical consultants giving expert evidence.

Compensation

Compensation for gynecological and obstetrics medical negligence covers both physical and emotional suffering and pain, as well as any losses and expenses.

Wrongful birth claims can include incidental expenses and losses which are connected the upbringing of the child. Should the child have any associated disabilities, then further financial awards are made to allow for the additional expenses involved.

Medical Negligence Solicitors

Due to the fact that there are time constraints on making a claim for negligent gynecological or obstetrics care or treatment, if you feel that you have a case, then please contact our gynaecology negligence solicitors without delay to discuss your potential claim.

Gynaecology Errors

A medical negligence compensation claim solicitor deals with applications for damages against healthcare professionals for personal injury and loss caused by negligent gynaecology practitioners. It is to your advantage, in order to preserve your legal right to compensation, to make contact with a medical negligence solicitor as soon as possible after the event that caused the gynaecological injury.

Women can be treated for gynaecological problems because of many different conditions. Some are related to pregnancy and others to things like uterine fibroids, uterine bleeding, cancer of the uterus or cancer of the ovaries or cervix.

Obstetrics

Doctors can make serious mistakes when doing obstetrical procedures from conception to delivery. Doctors can make mistakes, for example, when doing assisted reproduction. Patients tend to pay a great deal of money for things like IVF or in vitro fertilization. Doctors have different rates of success for in vitro fertilization and can actually have much lower rates of in vitro fertilization than their cohorts. This is due to sloppy laboratory techniques involving creating an embryo or sloppy techniques of insertion of the embryos into the uterus.

Time Limits

In the case of personal injury, the primary time limit is three years. However, this period is not initiated until the date the claimant is conversant with the defendant's identity, and the claimant understands that the injury they have sustained is both due to negligence and is significant. In the case of minors, the mandatory time limit of three years does not start until the claimant has reached their 18th birthday. When a claimant has a mental disability, the period of three years does not begin until their have regained total mental capacity. In instances when lost mental capacity goes on for extended periods, compensation claims may be processed for a significant amount of time after this limit has expired. In serious cases of permanent mental disability, another person can make a claim for compensation on the claimant’s behalf, without any time limit.

Gynaecology and Medical Negligence - Overview

What is Gynaecology?

Gynaecology is a specialty of medicine which deals with the reproductive system of females. When considering the health of female reproductive system, it involves the genitals and vagina, ovaries and uterus and breasts.

Gynaecologists are specialists who deal with women’s health, specially focusing on the female reproductive system. Usually Gynaecology and Obstetrics go hand in hand. Obstetrician is a doctor who specializes in pregnancy, labour, child birth, post-partum care and of course the female reproductive system. Gynaecology is combined with Obstetrics as a medical specialty which comes under the discipline called Obstetrics and Gynaecology field.

As the female body experiences different biological functions such as puberty, menstruation, child birth and menopause, this specialty includes caring for each and every health issue related to female reproductive system. Most women prefer to go to a well woman clinic for their health issues. However it is advised to women to visit a gynaecologist at least annually for a checkup and whenever they have symptoms related to their reproductive system, which concern them.

When should a female visit a Gynaecologist?

What are the surgical procedures or interventions involved in Gynaecology?

There are several surgical procedures and various interventions performed in Gynaecology as it is a surgical field. They should be ideally performed by a trained gynaecologist.

Above are the common interventions used by the Gynaecologists for diagnostic purposes of various conditions in the female reproductive tract. The following procedures are used to perform various interventions to treat those conditions.

What is Medical Negligence?

Medical negligence also known as medical malpractice is a legal cause of action that occurs when a health care professional deviates from standards from his/ her profession, causing harm or injury to the patient.

What are the possibilities of medical negligence which can occur in relation to Gynaecology?

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