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  • Overview

    We have a long history in helping women bring clinical negligence compensation claims. Contact on of our specialist lawyers for a free initial consultation to find out if we can investigate your case with the financial security of a no win no fee agreement.

    When can you make a compensation claim for clinical negligence during gynaecological treatment?

    We expect to be safe in the hands of medical practitioners. Gynaecological medical negligence can have devastating effects on a woman’s health, fertility and psychological wellbeing. When a medical practitioner causes injury during surgery or another gynaecological procedure, it is often possible to claim compensation.

    Gynaecological claims can arise from complications associated with surgery or other gynaecological procedures, for example:

    • total abdominal hysterectomy claims
    • laparoscopic sterilisation claims
    • pelvic floor repairs claims
    • Dilatation and Curettage (D&C) claims
    • colposcopy claims
    • loop biopsy claims (also known as LLETZ procedure).

    Injuries can include:

    • incontinence following surgery
    • perforation of the uterus during the insertion of a contraceptive coil
    • failed sterilisation
    • damage during laparoscopic investigations or surgery
    • injury to bladder, bowel or uterus during hysterectomy
    • unnecessary hysterectomy following a caesarean section
    • defective consent to medical procedures
    • infection resulting in loss of childbearing potential.

    You can also bring a compensation claim in misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis of cervical cancer.

    How our clinical negligence solicitors can help you with your gynaecology claim

    • The size of our clinical negligence team and the breadth of our knowledge means we are likely to have already succeeded in recovering compensation for a gynaecology-related clinical negligence claim that is similar to yours.
    • We have advised clients who have had complications from procedures such as hysterectomies and a delay in diagnosis of gynaecological cancers, as well as complications following childbirth and incontinence being caused or made worse by surgery.
    • Often negligent gynaecology treatment can leave a woman with problems such as urinary and faecal incontinence, sexual and fertility problems. We have several women in our clinical negligence team who are used to dealing with such matters in a sensitive and practical way.
    • Our overriding aim is to protect your interests and achieve the most advantageous outcome for the long term. We make sure your case is fully investigated and guide you carefully through each step of the claim process.
    • In every compensation claim, our focus is on your individual requirements. We act with understanding of the stresses that bringing a medical negligence claim can involve.
    • We can also help you find out why the system failed you and prevent the same thing from happening to somebody else.
    • Our lawyers are specialists in medical negligence cases and our clinical negligence team is one of the most established, team in the country.
    • We are highly ranked by two of the most prestigious, independent guides to the legal profession "Chambers and Partners" and "The Legal 500".

    Client stories

    • We acted for hundreds of the women who suffered harm as a result of negligent gynaecology by the disgraced gynaecologist Rodney Ledward.

    Check our client stories section for more examples.

    Free initial consultation

    Contact our team of specialist lawyers for a free, no obligation, consultation and we will listen to the circumstances of your medical treatment, and give you clear advice on the chances of you receiving compensation in a clincal negligence claim. If we think you have a claim, we can investigate your case using the financial security of a no win no fee agreement.

    Call us or fill in our short enquiry form and we will assess your gynaecology compensation claim.



  • Related Client Stories

    Mother suffers PTSD due to poor management of birth

    Our client, Mrs F, suffered post traumatic stress disorder after doctors poorly managed the birth of her daughter, who was born in the breech position instead of via a caesarean section, and required resuscitation at birth.

    Severe brain damage following ectopic pregnancy surgery

    Our client, Miss J, was admitted to hospital after an ectopic pregnancy ruptured her fallopian tube.  She was taken to theatre to have the ruptured tube and pregnancy removed, but during the surgery her aorta artery was severed.  The hospital failed to recognise this, and Miss J haemorrhaged so severely that she suffered a cardiac arrest, and suffered significant brain damage as a result. 

    Client suffers secondary haemorrhage after childbirth

    Jonathan Herbert, specialist Clinical Negligence lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured compensation for a client who suffered an avoidable secondary haemorrhage because of a failure to remove a missing succenturiate lobe of placenta.

    GP failure to report abnormal smear result

    Patricia Fearnley, specialist clinical negligence lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured £112,000 for a woman whose GP failed to report her abnormal smear test results, resulting in a two and a half year delay and more invasive treatment.

    Delayed diagnosis and treatment of cervical cancer

    James Cahan, specialist clinical negligence lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured compensation for a woman whose diagnosis and treatment or cervical cancer was delayed for 5 ½ years after her GP and consultant failed to act on a positive smear test.

    Prescription error causes distressing symptoms

    Jenny Waight, specialist clinical negligence lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured compensation for a client who suffered distressing symptoms requiring invasive and painful investigations after a pharmacist negligently prescribed the wrong medication to her.

    Emergency surgery following rupture of ectopic pregnancy

    Dominique Parker, specialist clinical negligence lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore, Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway), has secured £11,000 for a woman who had to undergo life-saving surgery when her GP failed to carry out adequate investigations into her symptoms which led to an ectopic rupture.

    Permanent deterioration after negligent discharge

    Oliver Chapman, specialist clinical negligence lawyer, based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices has secured compensation for the estate of an elderly patient who suffered a permanent deterioration in health after she was discharged from hospital prematurely.

    Incontinence following delayed diagnosis of a fistula

    Oliver Chapman, specialist clinical negligence lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells office, has secured £12,000 for a claimant who suffered a period of incontinence when a hospital failed to identify a fistula.

    Beautician tears client’s labia during Brazilian wax

    Dominique Parker, specialist personal injury lawyer based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) Offices, has secured compensation for the a women who had her skin and labia torn whilst undergoing waxing treatment.

    Patient receives compensation for unnecessary haemorrhoidectomy surgery

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently acted for a patient who underwent haemorrhoidectomy surgery in 2008. Following surgery she went into urinary retention and has since suffered such extreme constipation that she will require laxatives for life and possibly a colostomy in the future.

    Compensation recovered for negligent treatment of ectopic pregnancy

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently recovered £112,500 for a client who suffered a psychological injury following an unsuccessful operation to remove an ectopic pregnancy (which can be fatal if not treated). So severe was the pain that our client believed she was indeed going to die.

    Swab left inside patient following episiotomy repair

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently recovered compensation for a patient who had a surgical swab left inside her following an episiotomy.

  • Latest Updates

    Should I settle my medical negligence compensation claim directly with NHS Resolution?

    Often when patients are unhappy with the treatment they have received from an NHS hospital they will make a formal complaint to the Trust. Formal complaints are a useful way of getting essential information about the treatment a patient has received and may sometimes result in that Trust apologising to the aggrieved patient.

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Tom was really helpful he explained very clearly and what would happen. Thank you


Clients are impressed with his performance, saying: 'He's very much a detail man; very careful and very thorough'

Chambers UK 2015

Thomson Snell & Passmore's 'consistently professional and accessible' team is led by Fiona Mills. Graham Bell is noted for his 'excellent eye for detail'

The Legal 500 2014

In a meeting with Patricia Fearnley I was struck by her immediate understanding of the situation, and also by her warmth and sympathy, which reassured me that I had made the right choice of solicitors to deal with our case


I have used various departments of TS&P and have ALWAYS been VERY happy with all advice correspondence, help and professionalism that I have received


I always feel listened to and have been treated very well


Very professional, removed the pressure from a stressful situation and allowed me to concentrate on my recovery.


Thank you for providing an excellent service, which due to you was stress free for me!  I am more than happy with the amount and am now, more importantly, able to move on putting this behind me.


 The best people outside London.

We will always be grateful for the way in which you so competently handled our claim and we would most certainly pass your name to anyone we know in need of comparable help.


An 'exceptionally capable' team.

The legal 500 2013

The team is very thorough and meticulous.

Chambers UK 2014

The team dealt with a difficult situation. It was good with getting the right experts involved with our case. - Chambers UK 2014

Chambers UK 2014

The firm's level of service is nothing short of phenomenal.

Chambers UK 2014

We would like to thank you for the thorough, efficient hard work you have done on Chris’s behalf. You have informed us of every stage of development as it has happened and we are very grateful for that.


We received sound and clearly explained advice, together with a response that was both sympathetic and professional. We have been kept regularly informed of progress and you have always responded promptly to any queries that we’ve risen in a constructive and helpful manner.


Many thanks for all your support and hard work through a torrid 2 ½ years. We both appreciate it could have ended very differently without your dedication and attention to detail.


I thank you so much for your excellent service and will recommend you strongly to anyone needing help.


Overall a very good and responsive service - I wasn't anticipating this. The process of claiming under this area of law is more complicated than I thought it would be but it was translated very efficiently to me.


You have helped make a difficult situation bearable.


Jenny was very good at thinking of all the options and sought good experts in supporting my case; I was pleased with the outcome


I would like to express my extreme gratitude to you for all your hard work.  


Any time I needed to ask a question or needed any explanation about the case, James Cahan was there at the end of the phone. He answers his own phone so I felt as though I was getting a very personal service. I was never made to feel uncomfortable or a nuisance as I had felt with an earlier solicitor. Communication was excellent throughout, using emails, telephone and letters.  


My case was earlier rejected by another firm of solicitors yet Mr Cahan could see that there was a case to answer. With the expert medical witnesses which he sourced, good communication and sound advice, I felt very confident in his hands that we would get a successful outcome.


Very nice people. Really made the case a lot easier to understand; they were always there to help.


James Cahan's approach was exemplary, he was both approachable and understanding at all times.  


As mentioned, I was very impressed at the start! As the case grew and went on, I felt completely safe, and trusted Jonathan to act in my best interests, though everything was always run by me before going ahead with anything, without the experience and knowledge.


I would like to thank Jenny and her team for all their hard work and efforts during what has been a very traumatic 3 years.  Throughout this period, Jenny has been on hand with reassurance and advice.  At the same time, she assembled an excellent team of experts, which enabled me to reach a successful conclusion.


I cannot thank Jenny and her team enough and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend TS&P, Debbie, Jenny and Patricia highly enough. Many thanks again for your professional conduct throughout.


I am so grateful to TS&P for all their work and help with my mother's case; it was a very complicated and time-consuming case.


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