Pregnancy & Birth
This is an exciting time in your life, and we all want the birth of a baby to go as smoothly as possible. Sometimes birth injuries happen and they are sometimes caused by medical negligence.
There can be complications and the natural experience of childbirth can become scary, upsetting and exhausting, for both mum and baby.
Every pregnancy and birth is different, so if you have experienced difficulties why not speak to our friendly team today and see if we can help you get some answers, and make a claim.
There are lots of reasons why a baby can be injured during childbirth and not all are negligent. Some are minor, such as bruising and swelling, which are common and heal quickly. Other injuries might happen where no one is at fault – such as difficult births due to a large baby, a premature birth or a breech delivery.
However, there are times that decisions made by your Doctor or Midwife lead to your baby being injured, and it is important that you find out if you are eligible to claim.
Some of the most common injuries to babies include:
There are a variety of injuries that can happen before, during and after the birth of your child, not all of them are eligible for compensation. Some of the most common injury types include:
- Perineal trauma (excessive tearing)
- C- section errors resulting in injuries to the bowel and bladder
- Injuries caused by a forceps or vacuum delivery
- Issues with infections and stiches
- Missed diagnosis of placental abruption
- Delays or misdiagnosis of pre-eclampsia
Some of these conditions can be life threatening, and most are life changing. Compensation can provide you with help on your road to recovery, as well as giving you the peace of mind that it won’t happen to another expectant mother.
Because childbirth is a natural process a lot of mothers accept the injuries as part of the course, and don’t know that they have a say in the procedures that are undertaken during the birth of their child. This is not the case. Sometimes injuries are unavoidable, but there are times when medical malpractice, poor clinical decisions and a lack of information to the mother by the healthcare team, can lead to injuries.
We understand that birth injuries are both emotional and highly personal. Our friendly, UK based team, will take you through a serious of questions as sensitively as possible so we can help you make the journey to compensation as easy as we can.
How can we help?
Here at Negligence Claimline our friendly team are here to help you get the support you need. Working with a panel of specialist medical negligence solicitors, we can assist you with your potential claim.
Sometimes an apology is enough, but in other cases compensation will be the only solution to help you get your life back on track.
Our service, putting you in contact with one of our expert panel members, is free and you are not obliged to take the advice the solicitor gives you, or to progress your claim any further if you do not wish.
Can I sue the NHS?
The NHS was created so that good healthcare should be available to all, and it is one of the country’s proudest achievements. However, if something goes wrong during your treatment you deserve answers and, where necessary, financial compensation.
We do not treat your claim lightly. The treatment you consider negligent must be considered unreasonable, irresponsible, and harmful.
However, when someone suffers an injury that impacts their live, or that of a loved one, then it is vital that the NHS has the procedures in place to both compensate the patient and learn from their mistakes.
Find out more about clinical negligence in our Advice Centre:
If you believe that you, or a loved one, have suffered an injury as a result of medical or clinical negligence then call our friendly team on 0330 355 9210* where they will take some details and pass them to a team of specialist solicitors.