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    Compensation for failed vasectomy

    Compensation for failed vasectomy

    Making the choice to undergo surgery for a vasectomy is something that can never be taken lightly. This usually occurs when an adult male has decided that they no longer wish to have the capability to father a child.

    Although the whole point of this procedure is to prevent sperm from being released, sometimes this is not carried out effectively. As a result, the patient could possibly get a nasty surprise if their partner becomes pregnant in the future. The implications of such a situation are far reaching and can be devastating for the entire family concerned. Sometimes the female partner feels it is necessary to undergo an abortion. This can also lead to depression and it has been known to create irreconcilable differences and even spells the end for some relationships.

    Failed vasectomies can occur when the surgeon fails to properly restrict the sperm tubes during the operation and the possibility of making a partner pregnant remains. This sometimes occurs when an inexperienced surgeon carries out the vasectomy and as a result, the operation is a failure with some potentially serious consequences.

    Was your vasectomy carried out incorrectly?

    After your vasectomy has been carried out, you are strongly advised to wait at least three months before attempting unprotected sex. This should eliminate the risk of any live sperm still existing in the male reproductive system. Although some vasectomy patients are required to return to hospital to ensure the operation was a success, this does not always occur. Perhaps you have had a failed vasectomy and the first you knew of this issue was when your partner became pregnant. If this is the case, you should start looking into making a claim for medical negligence compensation.

    We can help you

    Accident Advice Helpline is a UK-based law firm which has been successfully winning cases just like yours for over 14 years. Our team of experts will offer you no-obligation advice to help you make a claim for your failed vasectomy. You could be looking at a very challenging future just because of a failure on someone else’s part. Your vasectomy surgeon had a duty of care to you when he or she performed this procedure and if there is evidence of any negligence on their part, we will help you to make the appropriate claim. Please take our 30-second test now to see if you have a viable case, and to see how much compensation you could be expected to receive.

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    Date Published: July 12, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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