Before Caesarean sections were carried out during childbirth in hospitals, a procedure known as a symphysiotomy was used. This involved surgically breaking the pelvis during childbirth to allow for the baby to be born.
Nowadays, this may sound brutal, but it was performed in many hospitals from the 1920s until the early 1980s, with some hospitals still performing the procedure as late as 1984.
The side effects of a symphysiotomy could be serious indeed for those women unlucky enough to undergo one. They could include:
- Incontinence (lack of control over bowel movements)
- Chronic pain
- Difficulty walking
As you can imagine, in some cases the pelvis did not heal properly, leaving many women suffering from chronic pain which lasted a lifetime. Now the Irish government has agreed to a new redress payments scheme for those who underwent this procedure, which should make claiming compensation for a symphysiotomy procedure much easier for women who do not want to have to go to court.
If you have suffered after a symphysiotomy, contact a personal injury lawyer, to see if you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation today.
Has a symphysiotomy procedure left you injured?
If you have been left suffering from incontinence, chronic pain or other symptoms after undergoing this type of procedure in the past, claiming compensation for a symphysiotomy may not be out of the question.
Whilst it is always possible to look into making a claim for personal injury compensation, the new redress payments scheme in Ireland should make it easier for many women to claim without the need to attend court or prove their case.
In any case, if you have been injured, you should contact a personal injury lawyer, to find out if you could claim the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.
Accident Advice Helpline will support you
Claiming compensation can be a long, drawn-out process in some cases, but Accident Advice Helpline is here to support you every step of the way.
Because we have been in business since 2000, we pride ourselves on processing each and every individual claim as quickly and efficiently as possible, and our ultimate goal is always to get our customers the compensation they deserve.
If you have been left injured after a symphysiotomy, get in touch with our team today by calling our freephone helpline. We’re open 24/7, and will be able to tell you within 30 seconds whether you have a viable claim.
Date Published: December 6, 2014
Author: David Brown