Failed Sterilisation Claims
Taking the decision not to have any more children can be extremely difficult, but such decisions are usually taken for very good reasons.
Sterilisation for both men and women is not always successful. Fallopian tubes and sperm ducts can re-grow naturally following a sterilisation procedure. That is a recognised risk of surgery which a doctor will invariably explain to a patient prior to the procedure.
However, sometimes investigation reveals that the reason the sterilisation has been unsuccessful is because of a failure to:
- clamp or cut the fallopian tubes properly; or
- cut the sperm duct correctly; or
- advise on using contraception for four months following a vasectomy.
“David Gazzard supported my family and I through a very difficult time. David is not only a first rate solicitor but if my own experience was anything to go by, he has huge empathy for his clients. I would strongly recommend him.” AJ, January 2017
David Gazzard has over 25 years’ experience as a specialist medical negligence solicitor and has acted for both individuals and couples who have experienced failed sterilisation. His experience in this area means that he can help to identify whether the failed sterilisation was the result of natural causes or negligence on the part of the clinician who carried out the procedure.
If the procedure was carried out negligently, David can help to secure the maximum compensation for your lost right to not further increase the size of your family, together with other losses including care costs, any maternity/paternity leave, loss of earnings and the cost of re-sterilisation.
“David – a huge thank you! I really couldn’t have seen this to the end without your constant encouragement, energy and wise counsel. You are an absolute credit to your profession.” HB, February 2018
Should you wish to discuss any of these issues, our Head of Medical Negligence, David Gazzard, will be delighted to speak with you informally and in complete confidence. You may call him on 01793 615011 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org