Having an abortion is a difficult and traumatic enough event for a woman at any time, without having something go wrong. A very hard decision to make; any woman would hope that the procedure is as straightforward as possible without any complications. Unfortunately, sometimes there are complications and negligence can sometimes cause an avoidable injury. If this has happened to you and you are currently considering claiming compensation for an abortion injury, talk to Accident Advice Helpline today about where you stand and what you can do next.
What can go wrong?
An abortion is a very common and routine procedure nowadays with many women experiencing it every year in the UK. However, even the most commonplace medical procedures can go wrong if the people undertaking it do not follow strict standards. Infection is a major risk in any kind of surgery so care must be taken to make sure everything is sterilised and clean. Likewise, haemorrhaging and excessive blood loss is also a danger of surgery and every care must be taken to ensure a safe patient environment.
Mental stress and trauma
It’s not just physical injury that can lead to compensation for an abortion injury; claims can also be made for psychological stress and mental trauma. Perhaps the operation was not successful at first and a second operation was needed. This kind of additional stress could also lead to a claim for compensation. If you had to take time off work because of this or a physical injury from the abortion you may be entitled to receive compensation to make up for this. Also, if you incurred any medical costs or further loss of income for some reason attached to a negligent abortion procedure, this may also be taken into account when making a claim.
Getting help with compensation for an abortion injury
If you would like to discuss what happened to you in strict confidentiality with discreet and professional advisors, call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile). With over 15 years’ experience in helping people make claims, we know this is a difficult subject and will deal with it in the most sensitive way. We are endorsed by our patron Dame Esther Rantzen and take pride in offering a smooth and stress-free claims process. Call us to see how we can help you at this time.
Date Published: November 20, 2016
Author: Rob Steen