Contraception Failure Compensation Claims

If you or your partner have undergone a contraception or sterilisation procedure and have subsequently become pregnant or suffered medical complications, you may be able to make a contraception failure compensation claim. The legal experts at JMW have the expertise and experience to provide the legal guidance you need.

We understand how sensitive this issue can be, and our medical negligence team will treat your claim with the utmost discretion. We will support you through every stage of your claim, and work to give you the best possible chance of a positive outcome.

To speak to a member of the team about a failure of contraception claim, call us today on 0345 872 6666, or complete our online enquiry form to request a call back at a time that’s convenient for you.

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Whatever the nature of your situation, our experienced, sympathetic medical negligence solicitors will be happy to discuss your claim on a confidential basis and make initial legal recommendations.

We have the experience necessary to ensure your claim has every chance of success, and will always approach such cases in a professional, sympathetic and understanding manner. We feel that a close, supportive relationship with our clients is important in helping us to achieve a successful outcome.

Headed by leading solicitor Eddie Jones, JMW's clinical negligence team is widely known for securing the best results for our clients. The team is respected throughout the UK and includes members of the Law Society’s specialist panel of clinical negligence solicitors, as well as the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitors panel.

How to Make a Contraception Failure Compensation Claim

All forms of contraception carry some risk or failure rate, but when this is the result of medical negligence on the part of the professional carrying out a sterilisation procedure, it may be possible to claim financial compensation for the pain and suffering their mistakes have caused.

We can assist in claims for compensation for issues such as:

  • Unwanted pregnancy and its physical and emotional aftereffects
  • Side effects of oral contraception
  • Complications relating to injectable hormones
  • Complications relating to intrauterine devices

JMW can help you to build a strong case to improve your chances of getting the compensation you deserve. Our specialist solicitors will discuss the full details of your case, before gathering evidence of clinical negligence by consulting medical reports and speaking to independent experts.

We will work to obtain interim payments where possible to help pay for any immediate care requirements, and will always aim to settle the claim at the earliest opportunity to help your family move on.

FAQs

What types of contraception require surgery?

There are various forms of contraception, including condoms and the contraceptive pill, but the main types that require surgical treatment include female sterilisation and vasectomies. Each carries a certain degree of risk, and the dangers are greatly amplified when medical professionals act in a manner that can be deemed negligent.

Female sterilisation
This is a form of surgery that involves the fallopian tubes, which connect the ovaries to the womb, being sealed or blocked, removing the possibility of the eggs being fertilised. However, medical errors can result in the procedure not being performed correctly, for example, through improper fastening of clips to the fallopian tubes.

Vasectomy
A vasectomy involves the tubes that transport a man's sperm from the testicles to the penis being cut and sealed, meaning the semen will no longer contain any sperm. Mistakes can be made during this procedure - for example, when an incorrect structure, such as a ligament, is cut instead of the intended tube - that render it ineffective.

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If you have suffered from a contraceptive treatment that has gone wrong, the JMW clinical negligence team is here to help you claim for compensation. Call us on 0345 872 6666, or fill out our online enquiry form and we will be in touch at a time convenient for you.

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