Female Sterilisation

Female sterilisation refers to an operation in which pregnancy is permanently prevented in women. The procedure involves blocking or sealing the fallopian tubes which prevents the eggs reaching the sperm and becoming fertilised.

Some women will choose to go through a sterilisation procedure to prevent them from having children. The procedure involves blocking or sealing the fallopian tubes which in turn prevents sperms from being able to reach eggs and fertilise them.

The method is 99% effective in preventing pregnancy and doesn’t affect hormone levels. General the risks of the surgery are small but in some rare cases negligence can occur and if so, you’re entitled to make a claim.

If you’ve got any questions about your matter then please contact our medical negligence lawyers who are more than happy to answer your queries.

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What is Female Sterilisation?

Female sterilisation is an operation to permanently prevent pregnancy in women. The procedure will generally be carried out under general anaesthetic or local anaesthetic depending on your choice. The procedure involves blocking or sealing the fallopian tubes to prevent the eggs reaching the sperm and becoming fertilised.

The procedure is 99% effective in stopping pregnancy and is a common choice for females who don’t wish to have children due to it’s effectiveness but also because it doesn’t interfere with hormones. It is generally a low risk procedure but as with all surgery, there are some risks involved.

What are the risks?

Failed sterilisation procedures don’t come without risk and it can be a huge shock to a person when things do go wrong not just with the treatment procedure but also if the surgery doesn’t have the wanted effect which can lead to ethical dilemmas associated with unwanted pregnancies.

Problems that we can investigate on your behalf include:

  • Mis-applied filshie clips to the fallopian tube
  • Failure to prevent the fallopian tubes from re-growing
  • Unnecessary surgery when a laparoscopy could have been used
  • Tissue damage
  • Permanent scarring

The effects of a failed sterilisation can have a devastating effect on family life. If a sterilisation has failed as a result of a medical mistake then we can help you win the compensation that you are entitled to.

Making a claim:

If you have suffered with any of the above following your surgery and you’d like to make a claim then get in contact with our medical negligence lawyers.

They have a wealth of experience in dealing with negligence cases and help hundreds of people to get the most from their claim every single year. Fill our a contact form or give us a call and we’ll answer all your questions and see if you have grounds to make a claim.

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Youngs Law offer no win, no fee for all of our medical negligence claims, so if you don’t win your case and receive compensation, you don’t pay us a penny. We will also wait for any fee to be paid to us when you receive you compensation and not upon winning you case.

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