Failed sterilisation (Up to £7,700)
You could be awarded up to £7,700 as compensation for a failed sterilisation that led to an unwanted pregnancy.
Male and female sterilisation is one of the most successful methods of contraception. In male sterilisation, also known as vasectomy, the tubes that carry sperm from the testicles are cut or sealed. In female sterilisation, the surgery involves blocking or sealing the fallopian tubes to prevent the woman’s egg from reaching the womb. Although this method of contraception is more than 99% effective, unwanted pregnancies can still happen after failed sterilisation surgery.
Infertility (£5,000 ~ £27,900)
You could be awarded between £5,000 and £27,900 as compensation for suffering infertility after an accident.
Infertility is the inability to get pregnant. Infertility in women can be caused by damage to the fallopian tubes in the abdominal region. Infertility can also be caused by damage to certain nerves in the body, which can disturb the ovulation process of the egg (the release of the egg every month). The compensation for this bracket is only for women who no longer wish to have any more children, or can no longer have any more due to their age. Claim worth for infertility can exceed the bracket values when the woman had plans to expand her family. You should look at loss of reproductive organs for a closer indication of the compensation awarded for infertility.
Sterility (£14,200 ~ £59,600)
You could be awarded between £14,200 and £59,600 as compensation for suffering sterility after an accident.
Sterility in men is the loss of ability to produce or release sperm. Sterility can be caused by exposure to environmental hazards such as pesticides, lead, paint, radiation and mercury. The risk of sterility is increased among men who work with such chemicals and environments. Sterility can also be caused by disease and traumatic injuries where your sperm ducts can be damaged. As sterility and infertility are both difficult to treat, your compensation award will be calculated depending on your age; the effect it has on your life, family and future; and the complexity of the injury.
Erectile dysfunction (£14,200 ~ £59,600)
You could be awarded between £14,200 and £59,600 as compensation for suffering impotence after an accident.
Erectile dysfunction, also known as impotence, is the inability to achieve an erection or orgasm. You can still produce sperm while being impotent. If you have been prescribed the wrong type of medication that has caused you impotence, then you could be entitled to a claim. Damage to certain nerves in the body from medical negligence or trauma accidents can also leave you with erectile dysfunction. Impotence is easier to treat than infertility. Treatments for impotence include prescription medications, lifestyle changes and psychological treatments.
Ectopic pregnancy (£2,500 ~ £75,000)
You could be awarded between £2,500 and £75,000 as compensation for suffering an ectopic pregnancy after diagnosis was either missed or delayed.
Ectopic pregnancy is when a woman’s egg is fertilised but gets stuck outside of the womb, usually in the fallopian tube. This type of pregnancy is very common, and unfortunately the egg needs to be removed as it won’t develop into a baby. Failure to diagnose and remove the affected egg means it continues to grow inside the tube where it can severely damage it or cause the tube to burst. The lower level of compensation is awarded when your fertility has not been affected. Compensation is increased when infertility, psychological damage and significant medical complications has been suffered.
Loss of reproductive organs (£59,600 ~ £128,700)
You could be awarded between £59,600 and £128,700 as compensation for the loss of reproductive organs following an accident.
Traumatic accidents such as a car crash can result in the loss of reproductive organs. The level of compensation you can be awarded for your injury will on a number of factors such as: if total impotence is suffered; for men, if total sterility is suffered; for females, if total infertility is suffered; if there is a loss of sexual function; the age of the accident victim; if the accident victim’s intended family was complete; the effect on the accident victim’s social and domestic life; whether psychiatric disorders such as severe depression and anxiety have been caused; and physical deformities and scarring present.
Can’t find your injury?
Don’t worry if you cannot find your injury or condition. You can still claim even if your injury is not listed as there are too many injuries to cover. If your doctor has diagnosed that you are suffering from an injury or condition, and you think it could be the result of a recent accident or incident, then bring your claim to us and we can help you look into it.
Claiming compensation for a reproductive organ injury
Have you suffered a reproductive organ injury that wasn’t your fault? If yes, then call us today for expert advice in your free initial consultation. We are personal injury specialists and deal with reproductive organ injury claims regularly. We can genuinely offer you the most relevant injury advice for your claim.
If we can help you, then we will support and guide you from your very first call till the end of your claim. We can provide you with the resources to fight your claim. We can support you with your recovery, treatment and more. Unless stated otherwise, all of our claims are no win no fee.