Is there a time limit for making a gynaecological claim?

Medical negligence claims, including gynaecological claims, must be made within three years of the date of the incident – or the date on which you became aware of the effects of the negligent care, treatment or surgery.


Compensation for a child who has sustained an injury as a result of gynaecological errors, can be made by a parent or guardian at any point before their 18th birthday. Once they turn 18 they can bring their own compensation claim within three years.

Mental Capacity

A child or adult without capacity to run a claim, may not have a time limit within which to bring a claim.  We recommend that you contact Devonshires Claims if you have any queries involving those who lack capacity and our specialist solicitors will be able to assist.

We also recommended that your start your gynaecological misdiagnosis or negligence claim as soon as possible. This will also help with remembering the events and advice provided – with more detail and accuracy.

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