Failed Sterilization Malpractice
Sterilization can be performed on both men and women. In women the sterilization process is called a tubal ligation, while in men it is called a vasectomy. These procedures are considered to be effective however thee are times when things go wrong and the sterilization fails.
Sterilization Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Our team of medical negligence lawyers handles a wide range of personal injury cases including the complications of sterilization failure. If you would like a free, no obligation consultation relating to the effects of sterilization failure please contact us today for more information. A specialist medical malpractice lawyer will handle personal injury compensation claim settlements that deal with the issues of failure of sterilization arising when a physician has not administered proper care or treatment. If you would like to talk to one of our medical malpractice lawyers who deals with failure of sterilization compensation claims, please use the contact form on this website or email our offices. We offer free advice with no further obligation in order to protect your legal right to claim compensation for personal injury caused by negligence. Time limits apply to sterilization failure medical malpractice lawsuits and you should take legal advice from a specialist medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible after the negligent event that caused your injury. Please contact us today to find out how we can help.
The popularity of tubal ligations has dropped by more than one third over the course of the last twenty years. The popularity of vasectomies has remained the same. Even though these surgical procedures are considered permanent, there are times when women still become pregnant after undergoing a tubal ligation. This is mainly due to fallopian tubes healing, which is more common in women who are younger.
When a tubal ligation is done properly, the fallopian tubes on both sides of the uterus are located, then cut, burned, tied, or clipped at the ends. It is not uncommon for a woman to have a tubal ligation immediately after giving birth. Since the uterus is still enlarged at this time, a small infraumbilical incision can be made in order to locate the fallopian tubes. The tubes are then separated, cut, or clipped. In the event the woman had to have a caesarian section, the same opening that was used to deliver the baby can be used to perform the tubal ligation. The procedure can be done at any other time the women wishes as well.
In the case of men the vas deferens is cut and tied and a length of the vas deferens is also removed to reduce the chance of reconnection. The rate of vasectomy failures is lower than that for tubal ligations, the main reason for failure being men having sex too soon after the procedure is completed. Men should be checked six months post surgery to verify there is no viable sperm in their semen. If the surgeon who performed the vasectomy was not skilled in the surgical procedure there may also be complications and a diminished chance of success.
If you would like more information or help in determining if your medical negligence claim is viable after a failed sterilization, please contact one of our solicitors today. Our team of professionals are happy to assist in any way possible and can advise you on how to proceed with your case. Consultations are always free, and no further obligation is required.