Forceps or Vacuum Delivery Injuries
Forceps or Vacuum delivery methods may be used to deliver your baby if you are fully dilated and baby is ready to be born but you are unable to push the baby out naturally. It could be that baby is becoming distressed or labour isn’t progressing as it should.
The use of forceps or vacuum (ventouse) to aid labour is known to come with risks to both mum and baby but it is thought that as many as one in eight births are assisted (using instruments to aid delivery).
The use of forceps is usually more successful at delivering your baby but more likely to cause injuries to baby as well as pain in the perineum, the requirement for an episiotomy (or a tear if one isn’t performed) and even incontinence.
On occasion if you have given birth previously via a C-section, you may be more susceptible to a uterine rupture due to forceps delivery. Some women suffer from a uterine prolapse caused by muscle weakening or postpartum infections and bleeding.
How can we help?
Negligence Claimline are specialists in nerve damage compensation claims. We have helped many people make a compensation claim for injuries caused by forceps or vacuum delivery. If you have had vacuum or forceps delivery and suffered complications you could be entitled to make a compensation claim.
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. However, the treatment you consider negligent must be considered unreasonable, irresponsible, and harmful.
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.
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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.