Medical Compensation following an Ectopic pregnancy. This legal advice website is managed by Hudgell Solicitors. Our service is dedicated to providing advice on birth related medical claims in England & Wales - call us now for an informal chat about your case on 0808 115 1421.
Ectopic pregnancy compensation claims
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when fertilisation takes place outside of the womb and more commonly in the fallopian tubes. If an egg becomes lodged in a fallopian tube normal fetal development cannot take place and the health of the mother may be seriously at risk. It is crucial that a quick diagnopsis is made.
In the UK, around 1 in every 90 pregnancies is ectopic which is around 12,000 a year.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury through a misdiagnosed ectopic pregnancy, we would like to hear from you. The injured patient may be entitled to claim medical compensation for the harm caused
The symptoms of an ectopic pregnancy can be hard for a patient to to detect but you may experience any of the following within the first 12 weeks:
- Tummy pain low down on one side;
- Vaginal bleeding or a brown watery discharge
- Discomfort when going to the toilet
- Pain in the tip of your shoulder
Unsure what to do or where to start?
Failure to properly diagnose an ectopic pregnancy can have serious consequences for the patient
Many thousands of patients are misdiagnosed every year despite having clear signs of potential problems with their pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy usually will go undetected until the first scan but even at this stage mistakes can be made. Time is of the essence because the pregnancy cannot be salvaged in this situation - they key has to be to preserve the health and wellbeing of the patient. If you have been let down by your healthcare team, we would recommend you seek immediate legal advice once you are fit and able to do so.
- Medical negligence during birth or pregnancy
- Negligence resulting in stillbirth or neo-natal death
- Perineal tear injury during birth
- Negligence failing to diagnose Sepsis and infection leading to injury or death
There are many other situations that could give rise to a claim but the above list represents some of the more common types.
For more information - please contact our specialist Birth Injury Legal Team for an informal discussion. We might not be able to turn back the clock, but we can help you get the justice you deserve where you or your family have been the victim of medical negligence.
Please also consider visiting the SANDS charity website who provide support and counselling for those affected by stillbirth and neo-natal death.