Fallopian tube removal is not a hugely common type of surgery but it does occur. Removal can happen for several reasons. For example if an ectopic pregnancy should occur, the tube is sometimes removed. This can depend on the health of the remaining fallopian tube and whether the tube has ruptured. In some cases no treatment is needed as the body can cope with the ectopic pregnancy and resolve the issue on its own. In other cases there may be evidence of disease, such as cancer cells, within the fallopian tube. If this should occur you may be recommended to have fallopian tube removal.
In any case the people involved in your care have a duty of care to ensure all the right procedures are followed at all times. Proper care can mean monitoring your condition or sending you for tests. It can also mean, as we have seen, the removal of the fallopian tube that is affected. It is reasonable to expect your treatment will be of the highest quality and will not result in further problems for you. While it is rare, some cases do result in problems that were caused by the fault of someone involved in your care.
Could you claim for compensation if you believe negligence was involved?
The important thing to remember here is that it is not enough to believe the surgeon (or other medical person) was negligent in some aspect of your care. You must be able to provide proof of negligence so you can improve your chances of getting compensation. This is where it is wise to consult a professional injury compensation lawyer, as they have plenty of experience in dealing with cases just like these. If you can get professional advice within three years of your experience you will be able to see whether you are able to launch a claim.
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