Pregnancy and Gynaecology Injury Claims

Coodes’ specialist Clinical Negligence lawyers help clients throughout the South West and beyond to successfully pursue pregnancy and gynaecological injury claims. If you have suffered an injury or developed a condition as a result of clinical negligence during pregnancy, labour and childbirth, or gynaecological treatments such as hysterectomies and laparoscopies, we can help you secure the justice and compensation to which you are entitled.

Our approach to pregnancy and gynaecological injury claims

We understand that the intimate nature of many pregnancy-related and gynaecological injuries can mean they are especially distressing as well as painful. They can also have long-term effects including infertility, incontinence, chronic pain and loss of libido and sexual sensation. If your injuries were caused by medical negligence relating to gynaecological surgery, procedures or misdiagnosis, you could be entitled to claim compensation.

Working closely with expert medical professionals, we will help build your case, showing where treatment and care was negligent and how it has contributed to your pregnancy or gynaecological injury. We will provide guidance at every stage of your claim so that you have the best possible chance of securing compensation.

Many of the pregnancy and gynaecological injury clinical negligence claims that we advise on are handled on a no win no fee basis, meaning that there is no financial risk to you if your claim is unsuccessful.

Can you make a claim for pregnancy or gynaecological injury resulting from clinical negligence?

Our Clinical Negligence team have specialist expertise in making claims for pregnancy and gynaecological injuries resulting from clinical negligence. There are many possible causes for these injuries, and we have supported clients making claims for:

  • Misdiagnosis of pregnancy-related or gynaecological conditions
  • Childbirth negligence
  • Hysterectomy-related
  • Misdiagnosis or the late diagnosis of an ectopic pregnancy
  • Loss of fertility
  • Pre-eclampsia and Hellp Syndrome misdiagnosis
  • Misdiagnosis of ovarian, uterine or womb cancer
  • Essure birth control implant
  • Mistakes made during keyhole surgeries to diagnose or treat a gynaecological conditions
  • Other general gynaecological surgery or treatment claims, including cosmetic procedures

Cosmetic gynaecological procedures

The decision to undergo an elective or voluntary gynaecological procedure or surgery for cosmetic reasons does not affect your right to competent professional clinical care. If you have suffered injury, loss of sensation, pain or other unexpected symptoms as a result of a cosmetic gynaecological procedure, you may be eligible to claim compensation for clinical negligence.

Cosmetic gynaecology includes: labial trimming, vaginal tightening, vaginal enlargement, anterior and posterior repairs, and treatment of vaginal scarring following poor healing after childbirth.

If you or a loved one have suffered a pregnancy or gynaecological injury as a result of clinical negligence, we can help you claim compensation. Our specialist clinical negligence lawyers, working with expert medical professionals, will work out how it happened and who was responsible, and support you throughout the claim process.

Although Coodes’ medical negligence lawyers are based in Cornwall and Devon, we cover the whole of England and Wales and will come and see you wherever you are. We act for clients anywhere in the world so long as spinal injury for which you are claiming took place in England and Wales.

How much will your pregnancy or gynaecological injury claim cost?

In many cases, we will be able to support you on a no win no fee basis, meaning that if your claim is not successful, you will not have to pay any legal fees.

Whatever your case, we offer a free initial consultation to help you understand the process and the likely funding basis of your claim.

How long do you have to make a pregnancy or gynaecological injury clinical negligence claim?

You usually have up to three years from the date of the injury or when its effects were first apparent to start a clinical negligence claim for a pregnancy or gynaecological injury.

We recommend that you contact us as soon as possible, so that our clinical negligence lawyers can explain the process of claiming compensation, start your claim and help you access any other support and/or rehabilitation you need.

In many cases, we will be able to support you on a no win no fee basis, meaning that if your claim is not successful, you will not have to pay any legal fees.

How much compensation could you receive?

Every pregnancy and gynaecological injury is different and so is its impact on you. That’s why it is important to get expert advice from qualified specialist lawyers who really understand the unique nature of each pregnancy and gynaecological injury clinical negligence claim and who are experienced in working with medical professionals to truly understand the impact of your injuries and how these may affect you in the long term.

The amount you can claim will depend on a number of factors, including the severity of the injury, any financial losses you have suffered or will suffer in the future, and any changes to your lifestyle that you have to make as a result of your injuries. Whatever the injury, our specialist clinical negligence lawyers will ensure that you get the compensation and support you are entitled to.

Of course, financial awards can’t fully compensate you or your loved one for a pregnancy or gynaecological injury resulting from clinical negligence or address the long-term consequences. But compensation can help you to make any necessary adjustments to your lifestyle and help you get your life back on track. Compensation could also help to provide vital support if you or a loved one has lost the capacity to work as a result of their injury.


Rachel Pearce

Head of Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury

Gareth Monk


Sharon Parsons

Litigation Executive

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Rachel Pearce

Head of Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury

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