No win, no fee obstetrics & gynaecology negligence compensation claims
You can be represented by a highly-experienced gynaecology negligence lawyer at no upfront cost to you. Under our No Win No Fee agreement you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of the compensation awarded if your case is successful.
Gynaecology compensation claims
Medical professionals in obstetrics and gynaecology care for pregnant mothers, unborn children and also look after women’s sexual and reproductive health.
If a misdiagnosis is made or a procedure is performed incorrectly, this can have painful and devastating consequences.
Substandard treatment, poor technique and a failure to follow established guidelines can cause serious complications and may even prove fatal. When the appropriate level of care is not received, you may be able to make a medical negligence claim.
Types of gynaecology error claims
Some of the more common forms of surgical error we see relate to:
- Cancer screenings, such as smear test errors, resulting in delayed diagnosis.
- Endometriosis misdiagnosis.
- Failed sterilisation.
- Ectopic pregnancies.
- Birth injuries.
- Antenatal care.
- Surgical negligence during a hysterectomy.
- Vaginal infections and fertility.
There are, however, many other ways that someone might be affected by a gynaecology error so, if in doubt, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Not only can they have significant physical consequences, but they may also have a lasting psychological impact due to the trauma they cause.
Specialist gynaecology injury solicitors
Our dedicated medical negligence team have vast experience ensuring your case, or the case of a loved one, reflects the severity of the situation and the support you and your family need.
If you believe you did not receive the appropriate care and treatment our specialist medical negligence experts can support you in your claim and help you:
- Receive an explanation.
- Get an apology.
- Secure compensation.
Ensuring you get the obstetrics and gynaecology compensation you deserve
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How to make a obstetrics & gynaecology claim
Make a claim in six easy steps
Free Initial Advice
Call us, request a callback or complete our online claim form and we will assess whether we think you have a claim.
We will help you to decide how best to fund your claim. Usually we will be able to offer you a No win, No fee agreement.
Obtain Medical Records & Medical Reports
We will request copies of your medical records and instruct appropiate medical experts to prepare reports confirming whether your care was negligent and how this caused you injury.
Letter Of Claim
We will send a letter to your helathcare provider with details of your claim, setting out why we think your case was negligent and how this caused you injury.
Prepare Claim Valuation
We will put together a schedule of loss setting out the losses you have incurred and the extent of the injuries you have sustained.
We will send all the evidence to your opponent inviting their settlement proposals. If we cannot agree a reasonable settlement, we will prepare court proceeedings.
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We’re always committed to getting the optimum outcome for you.
What will my compensation claim cover and provide for me?
At Hudgell Solicitors we pride ourselves on providing immediate support to our clients, which continues throughout all medical negligence compensation claims to conclusion and beyond. This includes;
- Immediate practical help – Dealing with practical issues immediately at hand, from speaking to employers to signposting to charities and organisations able to offer support.
- Independent medical opinions – If required we will secure independent medical opinions on the treatment provided to you. This can be crucial in securing admissions of negligence.
- Financial assistance – We always seek to agree early interim payments with defendants to provide vital support required, such as for home adaptations or aids and equipment.
- Rehabilitation – We work with some of the country’s best case managers and rehabilitation experts who oversee complete packages of physical, psychological and physiotherapy support.
- Support with a long-term focus –We partner with financial experts to provide advice after settlement to make sure your compensation has the maximum positive, long-term impact.
How will Hudgell Solicitors help me throughout my claim?
As one of the UK’s leading medical negligence compensation claims teams, our solicitors have decades of experience in succeeding in even the most complex of cases. We understand you’ll want to know why things went wrong and how things will change, and will work to secure you the compensation you need to make the best recovery possible.
How much compensation will I get from my medical negligence claim?
The amount you can expect to receive in medical negligence compensation depends on your specific case details. Factors affecting your NHS compensation can include the nature of your injury or illness, the impact the negligence has on your day to day health, your ability to work and your future health, including any long-term care.
Compensation damages may be awarded for:
- Pain and suffering caused.
- Loss of earnings and future loss of earnings (such as being at a disadvantage in the labour market / loss of employability and reduction in potential earnings.).
- Cost of surgery or medical procedures required after the negligence.
- Adaptions required to your home to help with daily living.
- Costs of occupational therapy requirements, such as aids and appliances to assist with daily needs.
- Costs of current or future care.
- Travel expenses for medical appointments or equipment.
How quickly can I get compensation?
There is no set answer, however, our team are dedicated to securing interim compensation payments wherever possible, helping people overcome financial worries and cover the cost of much-needed treatment, rehabilitation and often home adaptations.
We have secured many six and seven-figure interim payments in the most serious of cases elating to life-long injuries, ensuring vital support is provided whilst legal proceedings continue.
Can I make a medical negligence claim on behalf of a child?
Agreed settlements will need to be approved by court, but our expert medical negligence solicitors will guide you through this process.
What is the time limit for making a medical negligence claim?
If aged 18 and over, you will typically have three years from the date that the negligence occurred or from the date that you became aware of negligent treatment.
For under-18s, there is no time limit. However, once a child reaches 18, the standard 3 year claim period comes into effect.
Will I need to go to court to claim medical negligence compensation?
Medical negligence claims rarely need to go to court, and usually only do so in very complex cases.
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