Month: November 2016

Failed Vasectomy and Sterilisation compensation claims

Sterilisation is a procedure that is designed to stop a woman being able to get pregnant. This is typically done by cutting, blocking, or sealing fallopian tubes so that eggs cannot reach the uterus where they would be able to develop.

It’s said to be more than 99% effective in preventing women from getting pregnant, and can be a permanent method of contraception.

For males, a vasectomy is the male version of sterilisation, where a man undergoes an operation where the tubes that carry the sperm from the testicles to the penis are blocked, cut, or sealed. Vasectomy’s are more than 99% effective and can also be a permanent method of contraception.

So, what happens if things go wrong?
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Advice on anaesthesia awareness and claiming compensation

Anaesthesia awareness is a horrendous thing to even think about; let alone to have to go through…

When a patient goes under general anaesthesia they are given pain relief medication and / or medication to cause unconsciousness. If this fails to work correctly then the patient could wake up and become aware of what is going on during the surgery – which is commonly known as anaesthesia awareness.

There are also cases where the pain relief is not adequate as well, so the patient is not only awake during the surgery, but also feels the pain. Patients also require medication that will prevent movement when general anaesthesia is administered.
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Surgical error claims for compensation

surgery negligence

Many operations performed are successful and go without any complications. However, in some cases, mistakes are made, and a patient may have to deal with the adverse consequences.

Having surgery can already be very stressful, so to discover afterwards that something went wrong can be even more distressing; especially if this is going to affect the person’s life.

Surgical errors can happen for a number of reasons, and where they have taken place due to negligence, you may be able to claim for compensation.
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