Failed Abortion Negligence Claims
Deciding to terminate a pregnancy is an intensely personal choice, whether it made due to financial, health, emotional, or any other reason, and it is not one which women make lightly. The emotional significance becomes even more apparent when a termination goes wrong due to medical negligence.
What is Failed Abortion Negligence?
The method used to terminate a pregnancy depends on how advanced the pregnancy is. Medical abortions are carried out up to nine weeks and consist of a woman having two doses of medicine. Surgical abortions are used up to 15 weeks of pregnancy. They involve the use of a gentle vacuum to empty the womb and are typically done under a local anaesthetic so the woman can return home the same day.
The chances of a failed abortion, where the foetus remains in place, and the pregnancy continues, are slight: around 14 in 1,000 medical abortions and 2 in 1,000 surgical abortions. When it happens, it is understandably distressing for the woman. It is also possible for an incomplete abortion, where remains of pregnancy tissue stay in the uterus, to occur.
- Failed abortion negligence can include:
- Lack of informed consent from a patient.
- Failure to identify failed abortion or partial abortion.
- Causing injury to the cervix or uterus.
- Not identifying when a patient is rhesus negative.
- Failure to detect clotting or infection at a follow-up check.
- Wrongful birth.
How Can We Help?
We understand that claiming compensation for failed abortion negligence is not merely about money or covering costs. Clients who seek help from The Medical Negligence Experts in this situation may be feeling angry, hurt, betrayed, and confused about their future. It is our job to help make the process of making a claim as stress-free as possible.
The first way we do this is by talking to you to find out about your situation. We will only recommend you proceed with a failed abortion compensation claim if it is our professional opinion of a high chance you will succeed. If there is no evidence to support a claim for negligence, you will be putting yourself at great emotional and financial expense for nothing.
We will put you in contact with the best independent medical experts who will help you gather the relevant evidence to support your claim, and we will negotiate with your care provider to obtain the most positive outcome for you. If they are unwilling to accept responsibility, then we will support and guide you through the court process to help you obtain a fair and appropriate settlement.
Failed Abortion Compensation
Factors considered when determining compensation include damages for emotional harm, additional medical costs you have incurred, including travel expenses, medical expenses you will incur should you proceed with the pregnancy (though not the cost of raising a child), and loss of income due to the failed procedure.
The first step begins when you contact The Medical Negligence Experts. There is neither cost nor commitment in making your initial enquiry, so do it today.
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence can be complicated, so we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors - It’s Free.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: Level of negligence, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party of your claim against them. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee
We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing compensation no matter the level of negligence.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
On contact, you will be allocated your own expert Medical Negligence solicitor who will be there every step of the way. You will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of your solicitor.
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We specialise in helping victims of medical negligence claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay! Once you make contact, your experienced solicitor will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
Whether you are ready to make a medical negligence claim, or you would just like a free conversation with a legal professional, we have experts on hand to give you all the information you need. Take the first step to getting what you deserve by filling in our quick contact form and we will call you back whenever suits you.