Fertility Treatment Negligence Claims

Fertility treatment is already a stressful procedure but can be even more so if medical negligence has taken place. We tell you how you can begin a claim.


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What is fertility negligence?

Fertility treatment can be a stressful and anxious experience for many people going through it.

Although fertility treatment can help people unable to conceive naturally, it doesn’t always guarantee results.

Fertility treatment comes in many forms and can include:

  • Artificial insemination
  • Embryo testing
  • In vitro fertilisation (IVF)
  • Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
  • Intrauterine insemination (IUI)
  • Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PIGD)
  • Surgical sperm retrieval

As with any medical procedure or treatment, you expect a high standard of care and practice. But sometimes that isn’t always the case.

Fertility treatment negligence happens when medical professionals don’t their job to the highest standards and can come in the form of:

  • Failing to screen an egg or sperm donor properly
  • Losing or destroying embryos
  • Reducing the fertility of a person through surgical mistakes

If you believe that any of the above has happened to you, then you may be a victim of gynaecological negligence and could be entitled to claim compensation.

Why make a fertility negligence claim?

The impact of fertility negligence is something that can have lifelong effects on you and your loved ones.

It is important to bring a claim against the people or organisation responsible for the negligence, as this can stop the same thing from happening to others in the future.

It can also bring to light the failings that may have happened at the medical provider.

A medical negligence claim payout can go a long way to covering any financial losses you may have suffered, especially with IVF treatment being expensive in many cases.

How much compensation could I receive?

Suffering from infertility because of medical negligence could see you receive up to £170,280 in compensation.

But the exact amount you would be awarded depends on your individual situation.

You could also claim special damages, which can cover expenses like any lost wages, medical care and even transport to any medical appointments.

We advise that you begin your claim with us at First4Lawyers, and we will be able to put you in touch with a medical negligence expert.

You could also use our handy compensation calculator to get an estimate of what you may receive in compensation.

How can I pay for my claim?

We offer a No Win No Fee service. If you win your case, any legal fees are deducted from your compensation.

If your case is unsuccessful, you pay nothing.

This means that either way, you won’t have to worry about the cost of getting the best legal help and the justice you deserve.

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Our No Win No Fee solicitors will take a success fee from the compensation you are awarded for a successful claim in the form of a percentage of your damages. This could be up to 25% but it won't be more than that, except in cases of road traffic accidents. Changing laws mean our solicitors will now take a payment of 30% of the final compensation amount plus VAT for all road traffic accident claims.

First4Lawyers are an award-winning claims management company with a track record of delivering service that our clients love.

Is there a time limit for making a claim?

As with all medical negligence claims, you usually have up to three years to begin your claim from the date the negligence took place.

We do urge you to get in touch with First4Lawyers as soon as you can, though, so that any evidence relating to the case can be found faster, and all information can be remembered easier.

If you are unsure about whether you can claim or not, then give us a call.

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

If you think you have a claim, we recommend you contact First4Lawyers as soon as possible. You will speak to one of our advisors, who will explain what will happen.

If you have a possible case, then we will match you with an expert solicitor. They will work hard to get you the justice you’re entitled to.

How can First4Lawyers help?

At First4Lawyers we are here to help, and our compassionate advisors will begin by working out whether you have a possible claim or not.

If you do have a potential claim, then we will connect you with the best expert solicitors who can fight your case.

If you are a victim of medical negligence, then we believe you deserve compensation.

So just give us a call, claim online, or request a callback.


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