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Negligent Hysterectomy Claims
Hysterectomies can be extremely taxing medical procedures for patients, and, although, most are performed safely, there are numerous risks associated with this type of surgery. As such, errors made during this type of operation can have a severe impact, and may be considered medical negligence.
In cases like this, hysterectomy negligence claims may be brought to compensate for any pain and suffering caused. If you choose to seek legal advice, JMW’s team of specialist solicitors can provide the experience and expertise required to deliver the best possible outcomes for victims of negligence.
If you have suffered because of errors with your hysterectomy, contact us today for a no-obligation discussion about how we can help. Call us on 0800 054 6512 or complete our online enquiry form, and we will get back to you at a convenient time.
A hysterectomy is a major operation carried out to remove a woman's womb, and is only usually performed when all other less invasive treatment options have been considered and ruled out.
Those most likely to require this type of surgery are women aged between 40 and 50. Because the removal of a womb brings obvious complications regarding fertility, many younger women attempt to delay this procedure wherever possible.
Given the intensive nature and sensitivity of this type of operation, there is often an extended period of recovery, and the risk of side-effects is high; moreover, the consequences - should something go wrong - can be very serious.
The most common risks associated with hysterectomies involve damage to the bladder or bowel. While it is not uncommon for accidental damage to occur, it will only be deemed a case of medical negligence if the surgeon and their team fail to recognise and respond to their mistakes.
For instance, an accidental hole left untreated in the bladder or the bowel might lead to a urine leak between the bladder and the vagina, otherwise known as a vesicovaginal fistula.
- Common hysterectomy errors that lead to compensation claims can include:
- damage to the ureter
- the development of infection
- the administration of incorrect medication leading to side effects
JMW are among the leading experts in the field of clinical negligence in England and Wales, meaning our team of expert solicitors have extensive experience of providing clients with compassionate guidance and support throughout the hysterectomy claims process.
We take a sensitive and caring approach to dealing with each case; having helped so many individuals in the same position, we know how challenging and stressful the circumstances can be, which is why we aim to make the legal process as straightforward as possible.