A common form of medical negligence in this area is when ectopic pregnancies are misdiagnosed as miscarriages. An ectopic pregnancy is when a fertilised egg implants itself outside of the wombs, usually in one of the Fallopian tubes. This can lead to vaginal bleeding and stomach pain. If the problem is left untreated it can also cause the Fallopian tube to burst.
It is therefore vital that a ectopic pregnancy is diagnosed as soon as possible. Unfortunately, there are times when an ectopic surgery is misdiagnosed as a miscarriage. This can lead to the misdiagnosed patient having to undergo unnecessary surgery and can result in serious health issues.
Sterilisation claims arise when someone has underwent a procedure to avoid conceiving and have subsequently conceived. There are, of course, natural explanations for this happening and a doctor will undoubtedly explain the risks of this prior to surgery. Nonetheless, there are examples of this happening as a result of medical negligence.
This may have been as a result of a mistake during the surgery or in the post operative care of the patient. Unexpected conception can cause significant financial burden to families. If you believe you have been treated negligently we may be able to make a claim for compensation on your behalf.