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If you want to start a claim for ectopic pregnancy compensation then you should discuss your case with a specialist lawyer who deals with ectopic pregnancy cases such as Tylers Solicitors. This will ensure that your compensation claim has the best chance of success, because Tylers Solicitors have the competence and professional expertise required to process a claim for ectopic pregnancy sufferers.

If you want to proceed with your ectopic pregnancy compensation claim then you should call Tylers Solicitors (freephone) on 0800 699 0079 who can then proceed to talk you through your ectopic pregnancy compensation claim. Alternatively, if you are on your mobile phone, you can call 0333 577 0320, which is free to call with free minutes on your mobile phone. We are a no win no fee ectopic pregnancy personal injury solicitors.

Having an ectopic pregnancy can be a traumatic experience not only to the expectant mother, but also to her family and loved ones. If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with ectopic pregnancy and have been given erroneous treatment, which resulted to other medical complications, you may be entitled to Ectopic Pregnancy Compensation Claims.

Got a question about ectopic pregnancy?

What are the common grounds for compensation claims for an ectopic pregnancy?

Ectopic pregnancy is a complicated and quite serious medical condition. Hence, it is necessary that such pregnancies are diagnosed and treated in a proper and timely manner. However, in some cases, the medical practitioner may commit negligence or error that could endanger the life of the expectant mother as well as her baby.

Some instances where errors in the diagnosis and treatment of ectopic pregnancy include:

  • Failure to diagnose the common symptoms associated with ectopic pregnancy, correctly, such as vaginal bleeding, shoulder tip pains, and pain on one side of the lower abdomen.
  • Failure or delay in prescribing the drug methotrexate, to prevent the egg from developing in the fallopian tube.
  • Failure or delay in conducting adequate tests to diagnose an ectopic pregnancy, including but not limited to pregnancy hormone tests, ultrasound scans, and adequate blood tests.
  • Failure or negligence in evaluating the mother’s medical history to confirm ectopic pregnancy.
  • Failure to treat post-surgery infection and other problems such as retained fluids.
  • Failure to conduct other required pregnancy diagnosis and treatment.

How much compensation can you claim for an ectopic pregnancy?

If you have an ectopic pregnancy wherein the medical professionals failed to manage your condition in a timely and accurate manner, you can explore the possibility of filing Ectopic Pregnancy Compensation Claims.

In one successful claim, the court ordered a UK hospital to pay £22,500 in compensation due to a misdiagnosed ectopic pregnancy of a 30 year old woman. She began to experience some abdominal pain soon after discovering that she was pregnant. Consequently, the defendant hospital informed her that she needed to undergo surgery to remove the ectopic pregnancy in her fallopian tube.

A week after the operation, however, she was asked to go back to the hospital as histology showed that she did not have an ectopic pregnancy. Hence, her fallopian tube had been unnecessarily removed. Further ultrasound scan revealed that she was still pregnant.

The hospital admitted negligence because they failed to conduct an ultrasound scan prior to the operation to confirm the ectopic pregnancy. Although she was paid a negotiated Ectopic Pregnancy Compensation Claims settlement of £22,500, she would have to endure psychological injury as well the health risk for her baby throughout the duration of the pregnancy.

Generally, a successful injury claim related to ectopic pregnancy are evaluated and awarded depending on the nature of the injury suffered and the extent to which it affects the quality of life of the patient. The awarded compensation may include:

  • Compensation for the loss or injury suffered
  • Loss of earnings related to the erroneous diagnosis and treatment
  • Interim compensation payment
  • Cost of private medical treatments
  • Costs of care and case management
  • Cost of rehabilitation or therapy needed
  • Out-of-Pocket Expenses
  • Cost of housing relocation and adaptation
  • Cost of compensation to spouse and children
  • Cost of independent medical experts
  • Cost of the coroner’s inquest advise
  • The legal costs incurred

Each injury is unique, depending on the individual circumstances of the client. Hence, it is best to consult an injury lawyer, specialising in ectopic pregnancy claim, is your initial step to assess the merits of your case.

How to tell the symptoms & how to get diagnosed?

An ectopic pregnancy is a misplaced pregnancy occurring outside the mother’s uterus. Ectopic pregnancy commonly takes place within the fallopian tubes. Sadly, in an ectopic pregnancy, the baby cannot be saved.

If the fertilised egg continues to grow outside the uterus, the fallopian tube may rupture, causing heavy internal bleeding, which is potentially fatal.

Hence, numerous complications can be experienced by the mother. Some common symptoms of ectopic pregnancy include:

  • A heavier, lighter, or darker vaginal bleeding than your normal period.
  • Slowly worsening, or sharply developing pain on one side of the lower abdomen.
  • Shoulder tip pains, caused by the irritation of the diaphragm due to blood leaking into the abdomen
  • Persistent diarrhoea or pain when passing faeces.
  • Consistent feeling of nausea.

These symptoms may develop between the fourth and tenth week of pregnancy. Sometimes, a woman may not be aware of the pregnancy. That is why the symptoms are commonly mistaken as late periods.In many cases, however, pregnant women do not experience the symptoms of ectopic pregnancy. The ectopic pregnancy is discovered only after the ultrasound scan fails to locate the foetus in the womb. If you suspect that you are having an ectopic pregnancy, you must immediately consult a doctor. If diagnosed early and accurately, most ectopic pregnancies do not require surgery for its treatment.

If you are experiencing symptoms that would indicate an ectopic pregnancy, you will most likely require treatment in a hospital. Confirmatory tests for ectopic pregnancy may be through one or all of the following: urine test, ultrasound scan, and blood tests to evaluate the changes in pregnancy hormones.

Are you a ‘No Win, No Fee’ ectopic pregnancy claims solicitor?

Yes, we are. To be able to establish whether the circumstances of your ectopic pregnancy would warrant Ectopic Pregnancy Compensation Claims, we offer free assessments under no obligation. Under the No Win, No Fee basis, you will not be liable to pay us any amount of money if your claim becomes unsuccessful.

Where can I find out more information?

By contacting one of our solicitors, we can help you get in touch with other support groups and agencies that will help you gather more information to understand the process. We also have established professional relationships with a number of experts in this field. You can also find some local support groups within your locality. You may also contact the Miscarriage Association, the Compassionate Friends, and the Cruse Bereavement Care or

How to make an ectopic pregnancy compensation claim?

Your initial step in making a compensation claim is to contact a specialist medical injury solicitor. A solicitor with ample knowledge and experience in handling a medical injury case, such as the Ectopic Pregnancy Compensation Claims, can provide you the necessary evaluation, guidance, and support in seeking justice due to the erroneous diagnosis and treatment of your ectopic pregnancy. By contacting one of our solicitors, you will be given appropriate legal advice and guidance every step of the process.

How long before I am claiming for an ectopic pregnancy?

As with any other injury claims, Ectopic Pregnancy Compensation Claims must be filed as quickly as possible as there are time limits on filing these claims. If you do not have any idea how to go about with your claim, you may get in touch with our solicitors. We can help you acquire the assistance that you need and to comply all the requirements in pursuing your claim, in a timely manner.

References & Sites of Interest

Call Tylers Solicitors today to start your ectopic pregnancy compensation claim on 0800 699 0079.

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