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Any surgery or medical treatment that goes wrong can be devastating, but incidents involving gynaecological or urological procedures can often be worse for people. Any illness or injury in this area of medicine must and should be dealt with properly and professionally.
Unfortunately, this is not always the case. When it comes to medical mistakes in this area, the implication of any error can be devastating, long-lasting and often leaves people feeling embarrassed and mistrustful.
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How can we help?
At Patient Claim Line, we understand that mistakes in this area can leave you feeling angry, alone and unsure who to trust. Often, it’s difficult to even consider a compensation claim. However, medical mistakes can be costly, not just emotionally, but also financially. You may be unable to work or left significantly out of pocket, which only adds to what is already a very stressful time.
The team at Patient Claim Line can help. Our legal team have experience of every type of Medical Negligence claim, and so chances are that we will have dealt with a similar situation before. We can use that experience and expertise to advise you on whether or not you have a case, and hopefully help provide some answers as well. Our team will be with you every step of the way, we take care of any paperwork and any time you have any questions or things are not clear, or you feel someone is fobbing you off, you can turn to us for help.
We will then get to work to ensure that you are fully and properly compensated for any losses or out of pocket expenses, and get a fair and just level of compensation, which we hope will help put what has happened behind you.
What are some common gynaecology/urology claims I could make?
There are a number of situations where you may look to make a personal injury claim and these include:
- Failed surgical procedures
- Hospital-acquired infections
- Contraception complications
- Failed sterilisation
- Failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis
Endometriosis misdiagnosis claims
Endometriosis is a condition whereby the cells that line your womb start to grow tissue in other parts of the body, most commonly around the ovaries and fallopian tubes. It can affect other parts of the body such as the bladder and the lungs, but this is rare.
In endometriosis, this tissue thickens, breaks down and bleeds with your menstrual cycle. Your body does get rid of the broken-down tissue and blood very slowly, but while it’s there it can cause pain, swelling and scarring.
Endometriosis is a long-term condition that can have a significant impact on your life, but receiving the correct treatment at the start can certainly help the condition to feel more manageable and help prevent complications.
Symptoms of endometriosis
Symptoms of endometriosis can include:
- Dysmenorrhea – painful periods
- Chronic pain in your lower tummy or back (pelvic pain) – usually worse during your period
- Pain during or after sex
- Pain when urinating
- Painful bowel movements
- Feeling sick, constipation, diarrhoea, or blood in your urine during your period
- Difficulty getting pregnant
What happens if endometriosis is left untreated?
If endometriosis has been left undiagnosed or untreated, your symptoms may worsen. Some people develop complications such as fertility problems, ovarian cysts, adhesions or bladder and bowel problems; which can have a significant impact on your long-term physical and mental health.
Can I make a claim?
If a medical mistake has been made or poor treatment given, then you may be entitled to compensation.
Patient Claim Line is here to advise you on this.
The best thing to do is get in touch with us and we will be able to advise you very quickly whether or not there is a claim. It costs you nothing to find out if you have a case, and all our claims are dealt with by specialist medical negligence solicitors, on a strictly no win no fee basis.
Why Choose Patient Claim Line for your Gynaecology/Urology Claim?
Not just lawyers — medical negligence experts
Patient Claim Line was established in 2014 and consists of a team of medical lawyers specialising in medical negligence and misdiagnosis claims.
At Patient Claim Line we have more than 100 solicitors with combined experience of over 400 years and they will work on your behalf to achieve the best result possible for you.
It’s not enough to use a solicitor who sometimes covers medical negligence. You need someone who knows this area through and through. That is what the solicitors here at Patient Claim Line do. They deal exclusively in this area of law and are experts in the field.
Meet our medical negligence team
Director of Medical Negligence
Peter leads the Medical Negligence Serious Injury department, which now boasts some of our most knowledgeable, dedicated and hardworking team members.
Peter is dedicated to supporting victims of catastrophic medical negligence injuries and endeavours to provide a clear and coherent approach to claims. He recognises the effects serious injuries can have and therefore ensures his customers’ need for support is met. Peter also has a vast amount of experience working with customers who have been injured abroad and is able to act under international law to provide the best outcomes.
Partner, Head of Strategy and Legal Operations
Christian is Head of Medical Negligence at Patient Claim Line and has specialised in clinical negligence claims since qualifying in 1998; having dealt with a wide variety of claims throughout his career. He is also featured in the Legal 500 as a recommended claimant solicitor in the North West.
Christian qualified as a solicitor in 1998, specialising in clinical negligence. From 2010 onward he has had a particular interest in gynaecological and urogynaecological claims, having represented several hundred claimants in the George Rowland Litigation against the Liverpool Women’s and Aintree Hospitals. This investigated the treatment given to women in the Merseyside area over several decades, and in particular focused on the introduction and development of mesh into the UK in both the treatment of stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. The development of this area involved pursuing claims under a unique ADR protocol with the NHS and also looking to develop the current thinking on the valuation of compensation for complex urinary symptoms. He has successfully recovered hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation on behalf of my clients.
Christian was also involved in setting up and chairing a Claimant Support Group for those involved in the Rowland litigation, which provided a discussion forum for the many women who were left isolated and damaged by negligent gynaecological treatment. He now co-ordinates the firm’s mesh claims and has delivered training and commented extensively on the medico-legal implications of urogynaecological / mesh complications. He is a member of APIL, Liverpool Law Society and Legal 500 recommended.
Francesca Paul is an Associate, Senior Solicitor and Team Leader within the Clinical Negligence Department. She is one of the driving Solicitors in the Group Litigation Team dealing with this niche and specialist area of work that Fletchers undertakes.
Francesca previously worked in Nottingham, dealing with Group Action work. She now works at Fletchers, bringing with her those years of experience heading up a team of 10 people. Francesca is involved in the early identification of potential new Group Litigation Work and analyses information from the collective pool of new enquiries into the business, of which there are hundreds per week looking for hot spots or recurrent issues which might suggest a potential pool of Claimants.
One of the highlights for Francesca and her team is that they have successfully recovered over a million pounds in compensation for clients who have received treatment from a single orthopaedic surgeon who was operating in the Colchester area. Her role requires a specific set of skills, patience and a forensic approach to detail whilst being able to see the wider picture.
Francesca has previously acted for a claimant in a case that reached the Supreme Court in the case of NA v Nottinghamshire County Council.
Sion is a team leader and senior solicitor with many years’ experience in dealing with a wide range of medical specialisms and different types of injuries. He is an experienced medical negligence solicitor and manages a team of lawyers within our department.
Sion joined Fletchers in 2018 as a Team Leader in the Medical Negligence Department. Throughout his 24 year legal career, he has specialised in conducting medical negligence claims on behalf of Claimants, previously working for other highly ranked leading firms in the field.
He has undertaken claims covering the full spectrum of medical specialisms, clinical settings, categories of defendant and types of negligent medical care and treatment.
These include high value and complex maximum severity cases, such as those involving limb amputations and permanent neurological injuries.
Sion is experienced at representing bereaved families at inquests and has a particular interest in fatal accident claims.
JI v Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Trust: £1.25m recovered for client left paraplegic after spinal anaesthesia.
RS v Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: £150,000 recovered for client in respect of a failure to recognise complications after a kidney transplant, where her father was the donor.
JN v MA: £100,000 recovered for a client who suffered 2 years persistent pain and disability after knee replacement surgery undertaken as a private patient.
CS v Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust: £400,000 recovered for a child who sustained Erb’s palsy during her delivery.
WO’C (Deceased) v Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust; £450,000 recovered for the family of the deceased who died as a result of a delay in diagnosing a brain tumour.
"Now we have peace of mind"
My husband, Nick, went back and forth to the doctors for a long time and tried everything the doctor recommended. But his illness got worse, to the point that he was in agony.
In the end we got so desperate that we asked for a referral. The doctor was reluctant, so we had to consult a private hospital. That’s when we found out there was a tumour. It took years from the onset of his illness to finally start cancer treatment.
He used to be a man with a lot to live for, but in the end he was in so much pain that he withdrew from the family. He became angry that nobody had helped him sooner, and the legal team were able to give him the validation that he was desperately seeking. The NHS confirmed if they had done more, Nick would still be alive today.