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Gynaecology/Urology Claims

Reviewed by

Peter Rigby - Director of Medical Negligence | Last updated on: 22nd May, 2024

We've got your Gynaecology/Urology Claim covered


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.

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Why Choose Patient Claim Line for your Gynaecology/Urology Claims?

Not just lawyers — medical negligence experts

Patient Claim Line was established in 2014 and consists of a team of medical lawyers specialising in cancer negligence and general medical negligence claims.

At Patient Claim Line we have more than 100 solicitors with a 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.

Frequently asked questions about Gynaecology/Urology Negligence Claims

Our expert legal team answer your questions about making a Gynaecology/Urology Negligence Claim

Gynaecology is the treatment and provided to women which is  intended to treat conditions that effect a woman’s reproductive system and take care of their sexual health. The areas which the NHS say gynaecologist treat are:

  • ovaries and fallopian tubes
  • womb (uterus)
  • cervix (opening of the womb)
  • vagina

Gynaecology can either be medicinal or surgical. Some gynaecological conditionals require hormonal or pharmaceutical management, conditions such as cancers may require surgical treatment.

Urology is the medical focus upon both male and female urinary tracts. This can include the bladder, kidneys, ureters and urethras. As well as this, urology can have a focus upon the male reproductive system, such as the penis, scrotum, testes and prostate.

Some of the common conditions treated in urology are:

  • Kidney/ureter issues; including stones, tumours, infections and trauma
  • Bladder issues; including stones, tumours, congenital disorders, incontinence and infection
  • Prostate problems; including tumours, obstruction, difficulty passing urine and infections
  • Urethra issues; such as strictures and trauma
  • Issues involving the male reproductive organs; such as impotence, tumours, congenital disorders, infection, sterilisation and male infertility

As gynaecology covers a wide range of different conditions, things can and do go wrong on occasion. Our experts have secured compensation for clients with a variety of gynaecological claims. Some of the most common gynaecology claims include:

  • Delays in diagnosing conditions such as cervical or ovarian cancer
  • Failure to notice organ damage to areas such as the bladder, bowel or uterus during surgery
  • Poor management of endometritis or other pelvic disorders
  • Failure to diagnose tears after childbirth or arrange appropriate follow-up
  • Inappropriate use of mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse or incontinence

As urology is a large medical field covering urinary tracts in both men and women and the male reproductive system, there are many conditions that may require treatment. These treatments are often successful; however, some unfortunately do go wrong. Our medical negligence specialists have supported many clients to claim compensation after they suffer from  negligent urological treatment. Some of the most common urology claims include:

  • Failure to diagnose or treat kidney stones
  • Delayed diagnosis of bladder, testicular and prostate cancer
  • Inadequate treatment of urinary incontinence
  • Failure to diagnose and treat testicular torsion in a reasonable timeframe
  • Ureter damage suffered during surgery which is missed

Meet our Gynaecology/Urology negligence team

  • Christian Beadell

    Partner, Head of Strategy and Legal Operations

  • Sophie McGarry

    Solicitor Apprentice

  • Peter Rigby

    Director of Medical Negligence

  • Alison Flaherty

    Partner, Head of Medical Negligence

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    Sarah's Story

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    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.