Male reproductive organ injury claims


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By Crispin Bateman

on Monday 15 October 2018


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Can I claim for damage to my genitals?

It is a fear in every man’s life that something might happen to his reproductive organs that renders him impotent, infertile or otherwise damaged. While a financial award cannot fully compensate for permanent damage to the male reproduction organs, it can help in covering any costs for treatment and help provide a more normal quality of life following an incident.

Accident Line Direct are specialists in compensation claims for physical injuries and incidents of clinical negligence and we are here to help you obtain the highest possible financial compensation for any injury you have suffered.

What are the types of male reproductive system damage?

Physical trauma

Physical damage to the male genitalia can happen in an unfortunately large number of ways. If you have suffered from a physical trauma to the groin due to an accident at work, car accident or other incident which was not your fault, then you are likely to be able to claim for compensation.

Employees have a duty of care to those in the workplace which includes providing adequate safety measures to prevent accidents at work. Similarly, the owner of any public location you visit, such as a pub landlord or local council is responsible to ensure their environment is safe and any hazards are cleaned up and properly barricaded with appropriate signage. If you have slipped or tripped at work or while in a public place which resulted in damage to your reproductive system then liability for that injury may lie with another.

Testicular torsion

Testicular torsion is a condition that occurs when the spermatic cord (the cord that provides blood flow to the testes) becomes twisted. This inhibits blood getting to the testicle and causes immediate pain and swelling.

Testicular torsion requires medical attention. Significant delays in its diagnosis and treatment can cause considerable pain and damage – resulting over time in the complete loss of the testicle. Testicular torsion malpractice, or clinical negligence, can result in a considerable compensation award – especially if has occurred early in life. Testicular torsion compensation, like other forms of male reproductive organ compensation, is often higher for young men yet to have started a family.

Loss of testicle

The loss of one or both testicles is often cause for compensation. It can happen as described above through physical trauma or testicular torsion, but there are other situations where disease or infection leads to the subsequent complete loss of a testicle.

If the original cause that led to testicular loss was due to another’s fault, then you will be able to put in a claim.

Infertility

Many conditions can lead to male infertility without causing obvious physical damage to the organs. Illnesses such as mumps and diabetes, for example, can lead to fertility issues if not properly diagnosed and treated.

Clinical negligence claims for male reproductive disorders and infertility can be brought against any medical body responsible for your care. If you believe that a misdiagnosis has led to you becoming sterile then you may be able to make a successful medical negligence claim.

Failed vasectomy

If you have undergone a vasectomy procedure that was unsuccessful and caused an unwanted pregnancy, then you may have reasonable cause for compensation.

A vasectomy involves cutting or tying off the vas deferens that transfers the sperm from the testes to the urethra – once this transfer is prevented, the man is no longer able to reproduce. The number of vasectomies that fail is very low (less than 1%) and follow up checks are in place to confirm success but if your vasectomy procedure was considered completed and was not successful then a clinical negligence compensation claim is appropriate.

How much money will I get for my male reproductive organ compensation claim?

Compensation for claims related to the male sex organs can vary hugely depending on the age of the man and his prospective desire to start a family. When calculating the final award for any compensation claim, the court refers to a national set of guidelines that are detailed below:

Severity Compensation
Cases of sterility£5,280 to £112,100
ImpotenceIn the region of £118,240
Cases of orchidectomy with some psychological consequences£16,000 to £18,000
Total Loss of Reproductive OrgansIn excess of £122,640

All factors are considered in making the final claim, from the emotional distress that you have suffered, through compensation for physical pain to financial reimbursement of any losses that have been incurred through an inability to work.

Will I win a medical or clinical negligence claim?

Putting in a compensation claim against the NHS or other substantial medical body is a complex process, but it is one that can be won. Medical negligence claims can take years to come to fruition, so you need to be prepared to be patient although it is worth noting that the claim may well be adjusted further in your favour if the length of the legal process causes further damage or distress.

It is important that you work with specialist clinical negligence solicitors to have the greatest chance of making a successful liability claim. Professional legal counsel is a must. At Accident Line Direct we offer experienced top-quality lawyers who have had previous success in the field. Our team is made of compassionate professionals who will work to their fullest to ensure an award of the maximum amount possible.

Why should I choose Accident Line Direct?

We believe that every person should be able to have top-notch legal representation to get the best possible outcome from a compensation claim. It is for this reason that we choose to work on a No Win No Fee basis.

No Win No Fee means that we make our money by taking a small percentage of the final compensation award. When we take on a compensation case, we do so in the knowledge that we can work to bring it to a positive financial conclusion, and we work diligently to obtain the maximum possible award. You do not need to pay any additional fees throughout the process – there’s no hidden costs or confusing small print and, in the unlikely situation that your claim is rejected, there’s no cost to you.

Our legal team is made of the finest professionals, with years of experience in claiming for personal injury and medical negligence related situations. We understand that your condition may be difficult to discuss and have well-trained compassionate staff who will treat you in confidence with total respect. We will listen to your story and work with you to obtain the best outcome possible.

If you have suffered any of the conditions described in this article, we are here to help. Please do call us, or fill out our contact form to have someone call you at a time that’s more convenient.

There may be others you know suffering in silence, too worried or embarrassed to bring their personal difficulties to light – to help them, please do share this article on social media to increase awareness of the opportunities for compensation available and give them a chance for the financial compensation they deserve.

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