Vaginal Tear Injury Claim *
A vaginal tear injury * is a wound in the tissues of the vagina. Under diagnostics a vaginal tear is usually recognised as a split in the skin and muscles between the vagina and the rectum. A vaginal tear is a laceration or tear through the perineal muscles and the muscle layer that surrounds the anal canal. Vaginal tear injuries * may be sustained when complications arise during medical procedures such as:
- Vaginal Birth
- Laparoscopic Sterilisation
- Bladder perforation
- Perineal Injury
If you have sustained a vaginal tear injury * as a result of these medical procedures you should speak with a solicitor on the possibilities of making a vaginal tear injury claim*. In the aftermath of a vaginal tear injury * the most common personal injury claim* types that may arise as a result of medical negligence * from the aforementioned procedures may include:
- Damage to internal organs
- Damage to tissue – soft tissue injury *
Other medical problems may arise as a direct result of a vaginal tear injury *, if you have any additional questions our team at Tracey Solicitors based in Dublin Ireland are on hand to confidentially discuss any further enquiries with you.
Making a Claim
1. Speak with a Solicitor
If you have suffered a vaginal tear under the care of a medical practitioner, then you should speak with a medical negligence solicitor * following the injury. Medical negligence is a complex topic in Irish law. Speak to a medical negligence solicitor when bringing a claim forward. This ensures that no essential steps are missed throughout the legal process. Bringing a claim forward without having spoken to a solicitor can delay your claims procedure. A solicitor can help to determine your birth injury time limit claim.
2. Medical Records
In order to make a claim *, it must be established and proven that the injury sustained was caused by the medical negligence * of the doctor tasked with your pregnancy, delivery and/or aftercare. Therefore, after having spoken with you about your case, your solicitor will then request access to your medical records.
At this stage, the solicitor will have your medical records assessed by an independent medical expert. This will help determine whether the doctor who performed the procedure had, in fact, administered substandard medical care and if negligence * was the cause of the injury and if your injuries/outcome could have been avoided if the appropriate level of medical care had been adhered to.
3. Letter of Claim
If the independent medical expert has concluded that medical negligence has occurred then your solicitor will draft a Letter of Claim to the medical practitioner who treated you / delivered your baby. A Letter of Claim will outline the nature of your case and invites the medical practitioner to settle your case.
The next steps involved are heavily dependent on your case and response to your Letter of Claim and will determine whether your case will be brought to court or settled outside of court. Your solicitor will be on hand every step of the way to guide you through this process.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR CASE
At Tracey Solicitors, our dedicated vaginal tear injury solicitors * have years of experience in helping parents deal with birth injury claims. We understand the injuries that you have sustained and have supported and helped many people in similar situations proceed with medical negligence claims * in Ireland over the past 30 years. For a confidential discussion, call us on 01 649 9900 and tell us about your case or reach out via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.