When a women seeks advice for a gynaecological problem she expects to receive a proper and accurate diagnosis in a timely fashion. Moreover, she would expect gynaecology treatment to be accurate, effective and appropriate for her particular condition.
Unfortunately while the vast majority of procedures and treatments are successful, there are always potential hazards that can arise in this area. For example in some cases a gynaecologist can deliver care that is sub-standard and not what the patient would reasonably expect. These types of errors can occur in several ways. For example in some cases a lack of initial tests or treatment can lead to conditions that could have been avoided. Smear tests should be regularly given and if this is not done it may not identify potential problems at an early stage. Another example would be damaging other organs and tissues during a hysterectomy operation or another error occurring while the woman undergoes gynaecology treatment. In any case the patient is right to expect a high standard of treatment given at the right time. If this is not the case there is the potential to bring a claim for compensation against those responsible.
Are you in a position to claim compensation?
A condition can be diagnosed during a regular exam as well as being derived from symptoms a patient is experiencing. If you have a condition that was not properly diagnosed or you have suffered injury or setbacks in being treated for a particular gynaecological condition you may have enough evidence to prove that negligence occurred on the part of those delivering that treatment. For example this might include unexpected and long-lasting pain after an operation, or delays in making a diagnosis of a serious gynaecological condition of some kind. Whatever the situation might be it is well worth consulting a professional injury compensation lawyer so you can determine whether you have a right to make a claim.
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Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown