Infections and Stitches

Infections after childbirth can be quite common, some of which are caused because of neglect from a healthcare professional. Let us assist you with your infection after birth claims.

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Infections and Stitches

Infections after child birth are common because whilst you are recovering your immune system is not functioning as well as it would normally. Some infections start during labour but don’t appear for days or even weeks after you have given birth. These infections are called Postpartum infections.


Can occur if you have had a C-section or if your labour has taken a long time or if there has been a long delay between your waters breaking and delivering your baby.


Is an infection in breasts affecting mums with cracked nipples. It occurs in around 1 in 10 nursing mums.

Infected C-section or episiotomy

Any incision can be prone to infections, two of the more common infections happen at the site of a C-section or an episiotomy. It is thought that up to 16% of C-section deliveries develop an infection whilst an infection at the site of an episiotomy is uncommon.

Urinary tract infection

After giving birth, UTIs are usually contracted because you were fitted with a catheter in your bladder or you had an epidural. They are generally caused by bacteria from your skin that enters the urethra. Urinary tract infections after baby delivery are very common but during pregnancy a UTI called Asymptomatic Bacteriuria can significantly increase your risk of contracting kidney infections, giving birth prematurely and low birth weight.

How can we help?

Negligence Claimline are specialists in compensation claims. We have helped many people make a compensation claim for infections or complications in stitches after giving birth. If you have had an infection after delivery of your baby, 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.

Find out more about negligence in our Advice Centre

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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.