When people want a baby, becoming pregnant is a wonderful and joyous time. However, some people undergo certain processes to prevent them from conceiving a child. When these preventative measures fail, men and women both can be saddled with an unwanted and unanticipated pregnancy.
There are surgical methods that men and women can undergo to prevent them from having a child in the future. However, if these surgeries fail, the resulting pregnancy is termed a wrongful pregnancy. A couple or even a single person may not be prepared emotionally or financially for a child, and they may rely on these surgical procedures to protect them from conceiving a child.
Women have several different options when they want to protect themselves against future pregnancies. They can have a hysterectomy, where the uterus is completely removed. There are several different forms of this surgery, and a total hysterectomy is supposed to guarantee no future pregnancy.
Women can also get their “tubes tied,” or tubal ligation. This involves cutting, burning, or blocking the fallopian tubes so that eggs do not travel down to become fertilized.
Men typically undergo a similar procedure to tubal ligation, called a vasectomy. During this procedure, doctors sever or block the vas deferens, or the tube that carries the sperm to the seminal stream.
If doctors incorrectly perform these sterilization surgeries, a man or woman can be left with an unwanted, unplanned pregnancy. Wrongful pregnancies can leave you with medical expenses, loss of income, and other such financial problems that were unexpected.
Should you or someone you know suffer from a wrongful pregnancy, you should speak to a lawyer about possible financial recompense for this act of medical malpractice. For more information on surgical errors, contact a Wisconsin medical malpractice attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling 800-242-2874.