Gynaecology surgery compensation claims

If you, or someone close to you, has suffered because of medical negligence during gynaecological treatment or surgery, you might have a compensation claim.

Janine Collier, Cambridge
Janine Collier, partner, medical negligence specialist & cerebral palsy claims solicitor in Cambridge

Gynaecology medical negligence solicitors: Expert legal advice

Gynaecological treatment is by nature invasive and can leave women feeling very vulnerable. Treatment needs to be sensitive, respectful and totally professional at all times. If you feel your treatment was sub-standard and had a lasting effect on your health or wellbeing, our medical negligence solicitors can help you move forward.

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We work on a no win, no fee basis, so there’s no need to worry about costs. Plus, our specialist solicitors provide an initial free assessment of your claim.

Examples of gynaecology surgery and treatment medical negligence claims

There are many examples of medical negligence claims involving gynaecological issues:

  • delayed diagnosis or misdiagnosis of an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage
  • sub-standard management of a termination
  • failed sterilisation
  • mistakes which cause, or contribute to, infertility or sterilisation
  • delayed diagnosis of a gynaecological cancer such as womb cancer (endometrial cancer), ovarian cancer and smear test errors
  • failure to diagnose conditions such as endometriosis
  • surgical errors during surgery (e.g. laparoscopy, hysterectomy) resulting in injury to the bladder, bowel or uterus 
  • leaving surgical instruments or swabs inside the body after surgery.

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How a compensation claim can help

A compensation claim can cover the cost of your treatment, care and loss of earnings. It can also provide answers about what happened and why, during your care. Lots of people also want to be sure that lessons are learnt by doctors, nurses and hospitals.

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Come in for a free, confidential, no obligation chat, or fill out our enquiry form and we will let you know how we can help. We can also visit you at home if you wish.

Our medical negligence lawyers are based in:

  • Cambridgeshire: Cambridge
  • Essex: Brentwood, Chelmsford and Saffron Walden
  • Hertfordshire: Bishop's Stortford and Royston

But we can help you wherever you are in England and Wales.

Call our specialist solicitors on 0808 231 1320

Gynaecology medical negligence FAQ's

What causes a gynaecology claim?

A gynaecology claim can be very distressing and we are here to help.

Healthcare professionals must be able to detect early warning signs of cervical or gynaecological cancer. Examples of possible negligence claims include, failing to:

  • Recognise abnormal cells from a cervical smear test
  • Detect and treat dyskariosis prior to it developing into cervical cancer
  • Promptly react to symptoms, for example inter-menstrual and post-coital bleeding
  • Refer patients for appropriate smear tests.

Other common examples of potential gynaecology claims include:

  • Use of the incorrect embryos during IVF treatment
  • Failure by the surgeon to recognise damage to the bladder or bowel during hysterectomy surgery
  • An instrument negligently being left inside a patient following a caesarean section. 




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