Failed Vasectomy

Failed Vasectomy

If you have reached the often difficult decision to undergo a vasectomy operation, the last thing you want or expect is to discover some months later that vasectomy operation has been a failure. If this has happened, you will be wanting some answers. Why has it failed? Our guide is designed to give you some more information so that you can consider your options.

How Does A Failed Vasectomy Happen?

Unfortunately a vasectomy failure can happen more than you would expect. It usually takes at least four months for traces of semen to disappear from an ejaculation. After the operation your surgeon should explain these risks, and warn you against unprotected sex until your tests are clear. Failure to do this can result in a medical negligence claim.

Another potential cause of a failed vasectomy is that the vas deferens tubes that carry the semen may naturally rejoin. If this happens, another operation will be required to prevent them from rejoining again. Even so, a second operation carries an increased risk of failure.

Do You Need Help With A Failed Vasectomy?

We understand that if you are on our website you may well be confused about the failed sterilisation treatment you have received and confused about your options. This is why we offer you a free, no obligation discussion with one of our medical negligence solicitors. Simply call us on 0800 2888 693 (from a mobile click to call: 01348 630 720) or complete our Medical Negligence enquiry form to be advised of your options.

Can You Make A Vasectomy Failure Compensation Claim?

This will very much depend on your individual circumstances. On occasions the surgeon can cut the wrong item, cutting a ligament instead of the vas deferens tubes. Or he can fail to advise you to only attempt protected sexual intercourse. Our expert solicitors will ask you all of the relevant questions to discover whether you do have a valid claim.

They will then be able to advise you of your options so that you can then decide whether you wish to take any further action. Often they can help you under a conditional fee agreement with no costs payable by you if you lose your claim.

What are the Costs?

1stClaims does not charge you for using our service and all initial enquiries with our Solicitors are also free of charge, so rest assured, this initial step of making an enquiry will not cost you anything.

Once one of our Solicitors has assessed the merits of your enquiry they will make a judgement on the likely chances of bringing a successful claim and if the prospects are good, they will normally offer to take your case on a No Win No Fee basis. NOTE: If your case is successful your Solicitor will deduct up to a maximum of 25% of your final settlement or compensation award as payment for their fees. You can find out more about No Win No Fee arrangements and the potential costs that can be incurred by clicking here.

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What Compensation Are You Likely To Receive For A Vasectomy Failure?

The law now states that for an unwanted pregnancy the award should be as follows:

  • £15,000 for the infringement of the right to limit your family size
  • £5,000 for the pain and suffering of the birth
  • Compensation for loss of earnings during maternity leave
  • The additional costs of new prams etc


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