Fertility treatment negligence claims

Fertility treatment is a personal and sensitive issue, and if medical errors are made, it can be devastating.

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Fertility problems can occur in both men and women. It’s a personal and sensitive issue for which people seek treatment, but if medical errors are made it can have long-term consequences.

What is fertility negligence?

It can be stressful and emotional when you plan for a baby but have difficulty conceiving. Many people find fertility treatments successful, but mistakes can happen.

Fertility negligence and sub-standard care can include errors during:

  • IVF (in vitro fertilisation) treatment
  • Artificial insemination
  • Intra-uterine insemination (IUI)
  • Embryo testing and identification
  • Surgical sperm retrieval and screening
  • Laboratory mix-ups
  • Errors during surgery

It may also be that surgical negligence has caused infertility, such as delays in diagnosing gynaecological conditions.

Why make a fertility negligence claim?

As well as the emotional upset caused when things go wrong, there is also the financial aspect. Fertility treatments are expensive and lengthy. Making a successful claim could get you a financial settlement that allows you to get back on track.

It may be that you need to attend ongoing medical appointments, counselling or have further treatments. Compensation can go some way towards helping with this.

Making a claim could also help to raise awareness of negligent practices. Making these issues public can hopefully raise standards for those that follow.

How can First4Lawyers help?

Our specialists know the ins and outs of making medical negligence claims and have years of experience. They will build the evidence for your case and negotiate on your behalf towards a fair settlement. We also offer a No Win No Fee service in England and Wales.

About No Win No Fee

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Where we offer No Win No Fee services typically customers pay 25% of the amount recovered by our solicitors, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be less than this but it will never be more. Success fees are common practice and they were introduced when the law changed in April 2013.

Is there a time limit for making a claim?

Yes. There is usually a three-year period, from the date the negligence occurred, or that you became aware of it.

I think I have a claim, what do I do next?

Just get in touch with us for a free consultation. Our team are aware of what a sensitive time this can be. We’ll discuss your specific situation with you and advise you of your options.

You’re under no pressure to make a claim – it’s totally up to you.

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Jacqueline Batty

Jacqueline Batty

Head of Claims

Jacqueline is our head of claims.
She is a qualified solicitor and has practised as a specialist in personal injury cases. A recent addition to our team, Jacqueline has moved to a managerial and coaching role with us, where she is keen to continue the team's training and development to ensure every customer continues to get a first class service.

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