Case study: negligent fitting of contraceptive implant leads to unwanted pregnancies
The specialist solicitors at Hospital Negligence recently won the case of NK, which involved a woman whose relationship had broken down due to the pressure of an unwanted pregnancy receiving £50,000 in compensation.
NK already had two children and wanted no more due to the financial and personal stress this would cause her family. However, NK became pregnant after a doctor failed to fit a contraceptive implant correctly.
Unable to bring herself to abort the baby, NK went ahead with the pregnancy but was unable to return to work due to the demands of childcare. The financial strain this caused resulted in her relationship with the child’s father ending, on top of ongoing financial and emotional difficulties. While NK received £50,000 in compensation thanks to the efforts of Hospital Negligence, her life will never be the same again.
Negligent Contraceptive Fitting
Contraceptive implants have become popular in recent years. Fitted in the arm, they provide a long-term and hassle-free form of contraception by releasing hormones into the bloodstream.
However, with the rise of contraceptive implants, the issue of negligent fitting has come to the fore. The team at Hospital Negligence has represented several clients affected by this and many of these cases appear to have resulted from a lack of adequate training for GPs.
This could be addressed by ensuring GPs are given good and thorough training before allowing them to conduct the procedure. In the case of NK, the doctor made such significant errors that it is clear she was not fully competent and was in need of extra support in this area.
The impact of unwanted pregnancies can be devastating for women, so it is crucial that if they have chosen an implant as their method of contraception, they can trust their GP to fit this correctly.
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