Sterilisation is not 100% guaranteed
Like any procedure, sterilisation is not 100% guaranteed, and there are some natural reasons for the process to fail. Patients are warned about this at the outset.
When you may have a case for a failed sterilisation claim
Doctor error is a different matter and may well give rise to a claim for negligence. An unwanted pregnancy in these circumstances can have serious implications (not least unwarranted suggestions of infidelity) and change the entire future of a settled couple or family.
In such cases it is reasonable to turn to the law for compensation – not such much for any suffering caused, but to address the many practical and financial consequences flowing from the mistake. The law remains unclear on the matter, but a well-argued case with strong supporting evidence has a good chance of success. Call us now if this issue has affected you.