Endometriosis misdiagnosis and medical negligence claims
If you or a loved one have endometriosis, and have suffered as a result of misdiagnosis or negligence during treatment, our team can help you. We provide legal advice and support to many women who have this condition, and who aren’t given the appropriate medical advice and treatment when they need it most.
What is endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a condition where endometrial tissue, which lines the inside of the uterus, grows on other parts of the body such as the fallopian tubes or ovaries. This can cause discomfort and pain, and is usually experienced by women throughout the entirety of their reproductive cycle. It can affect the pelvic area too and cause painful periods, pain during intercourse, infertility, exhaustion, and depression.
Unfortunately, the diagnosis for endometriosis is a lengthy, complicated process. In some women, the condition can take between seven and ten years to manifest clear symptoms that can’t be confused with other conditions. Misdiagnosis often occurs because medical professionals may mistake the condition for any of the following with similar symptoms:
- Crohn’s disease;
- Painful periods;
- Ovarian or uterine cancer;
- Irritable bowel syndrome;
- Urinary tract infections;
- Polycystic ovary syndrome;
- Pelvic floor issues;
- Uterine fibroids.
Many women who seek medical help for their endometriosis symptoms may be given the incorrect treatment, which can make their condition worse. This can lead to poor quality of life and further complications.
The time limit for bringing an endometriosis claim
Even though the limitation period for an endometriosis medical negligence claim is three years, this doesn’t mean you won’t be successful if you have suffered for longer than this time. Our team understands the nature of this condition and how long it can take to be correctly diagnosed, but we do encourage you to act quickly if you can. Call us free on 0808 164 0808, or request a call back and we will phone you at a time that suits.
Your endometriosis compensation claim
Should you choose to instruct us to represent you with your endometriosis misdiagnosis claim, we will start by getting as much detail as possible about your condition. We will work closely with you to make sure you know exactly what is happening throughout your case, and will provide you with the legal advice and guidance you need at every step.
Our team are highly experienced in many areas of women’s health – specifically gynaecological negligence claims, and will work with you to achieve the best possible outcome.
Call us free on 0808 164 0808, or request a call back.