Vasectomy is a medical technique for male sterilization or permanent contraception. The doctor performs the procedure of cutting of the make vas deferens. They, all through the whole process tie or seal it. In a way so as to inhibit sperm from entering into the urethra. Thus, the whole process prevents pregnancy.
According to statistics, about 600,000 men and women every year choose to cut their own cords (vasectomy or tubes tied). These are like routine procedures nowadays. But before one chooses vasectomy a lot of research has been done about the various forms of birth control. Tubal ligation and vasectomy was one of the most permanent forms of method.
However, there is still the 1 in 100 chance that one’s vasectomy will fail. That is relatively low. Still, with the huge number of vasectomies performed every year, that means there are thousands of couples risking unplanned pregnancies.
Can Patients Sue Doctors for Botched Vasectomy?
In New Zealand, a couple are suing a doctor for two allegedly botched vasectomies. According to the news, the wife had a third child in 2003 after the first of her husband’s sterilisation operations. They decided to terminate the pregnancy that occurred following the second vasectomy. The woman became depressed after this and had to take medication.
They are seeking $400,000 from the Auckland doctor for psychological damage to the woman, the costs and financial losses from raising a child, and exemplary damages.
Failed vasectomy claims may also rise owing to poor operative procedure. Doctors have unfortunately dealt with a lot of cases in which a man has undertaken a vasectomy, simply to discover later that the operation has not been successful, as the vas deferens are still intact.
A vasectomy is said to be safe and effective form of permanent contraception. Hence after you have had the procedure, you will reasonably consider yourself incapable to conceive. If one conceives a child after having a vasectomy, you need to discover whether medical negligence was to blame. If medical negligence is proven one will be in a position to claim compensation – either for an unwanted pregnancy, or for a wrongful birth.
This will very much be subject to individual circumstances. The surgeon in some cases may possibly can cut the wrong item, cutting a ligament instead of the vas deferens tubes.
Legal solicitors can advise a patient for possible options so that one can decide whether they would want to take any further action. Should patients decide, they should seek legal advice without delay.