What Is A Vasectomy?
A vasectomy is a minor operation where the sperm-carrying tubes from a man’s testicles to the penis are cut, blocked or sealed. This prevents sperm from reaching the seminal fluid (semen), which is ejaculated from the penis during sex. The procedure is done as a male sterilisation method. Following the operation, there will be no sperm in the semen, so a woman’s egg can’t be fertilised.
A vasectomy is an operation which is more than 99% effective, according to NHS Choices. Due to such overwhelming odds of success when the operation is performed correctly, where conception still occurs afterwards, you may have grounds for a claim. When performed correctly, a vasectomy does not have to be a permanent measure to end a man’s fertility. Many men eventually have a vasectomy reversal (or ‘reverse vasectomy’) to regain the ability to conceive.
What Is A Wrongful Birth?
A ‘wrongful birth‘ is the term used in law pertaining to the unwanted pregnancy and birth of a child which could only have occurred due to negligent sterilising medical treatment. Although wrongful births may occur for all kinds of reasons, frequently a poorly performed vasectomy procedure fails to prevent conception as it should. Fundamentally this means the man will have wasted money on the vasectomy cost. They may also need time off work for vasectomy recovery.
Other operations may be effective yet cause side effects due to negligent surgical practices, leaving the patient with vasectomy complications such as infection or nerve damage. There have been past cases of individuals complaining of severe post vasectomy pain over sustained periods. In these cases, a claim for medical malpractice may also be built. If medical professionals fail to warn against these risks prior to beginning with the operation, and complications occur, this is another reason for a claim.
How Does a Failed Vasectomy Happen?
As mentioned, the exact details of each failed vasectomy claim vary. Whilst some negligence claims may be due to surgical errors, others may be due to complications following the procedure, and others may result from conception following the vasectomy, indicating the operation did not work. Such issues can be detrimental to vasectomy recovery times.
Whatever the case, we work to support our clients by providing first-class legal advice, and support, that transcends legal boundaries, helping them cope with the entirety of the situation.
You will be entitled to claim for any financial losses incurred, and you may also be able to pursue a claim for breaching your right to limit the size of your family for an unwanted pregnancy. Other awards may also be pursued, depending upon your individual circumstances.
Our Failed Vasectomy Claims Experience
Our expert medical negligence solicitors are knowledgeable and adept in pursuing failed vasectomy claims to the full extent of the law, ensuring that ‘wrongful births’ are compensated so that the awarded funds can help raise a family’s new child.
Errors arising from failed sterilisation cases may hold dire repercussions for patients. At Asons, we understand what surgical negligence is, and the detrimental effect it has on victims. The consequences may not just be physical – potential financial difficulties where time is taken off work must also be considered, and the ensuing stress may elicit negative psychological consequences.
We know that victims are often hesitant to come forward with their failed sterilisation claims. As medical negligence solicitors, it’s our job to do everything within our means to make the process as straightforward as possible.
We understand that the detrimental effects on victims are not just physical, but that it can also cause financial hardship and that the resulting stress can also elicit psychological consequences. Victims find it hard to come forward for failed sterilisation compensation as they already have enough to deal with. As such, we do everything we possibly can to make the process as easy and as straightforward as possible. You need to be quick however as there are time limits in place for making claims of this kind.
As with any claim, you may be worried about the potential costs of pursuing your case for failed sterilisation compensation. To help, we have a variety of options available and we will aid you in acquiring all the assistance that you are entitled to.