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Birthing Injuries To Mother Negligence Claims
Birthing injuries to mother negligence claims would not have to be made if NHS medical staff provided proper care to mothers. Negligence in the NHS is never acceptable. Our solicitors have represented many victims of birth injuries and are experts in this field.
Birthing injuries suffered by a mother during labour can often be avoided. However, on some occasions, child birth can be difficult, resulting in birth injuries to the mother which cannot be prevented.
However, if you have suffered a birth injury during labour as a result medical negligence it is completely unacceptable. Medical negligence happens when a medic falls below an acceptable standard of care. As a patient of the NHS you should always receive an acceptable standard of care. This is your legal right. Anything below this is negligent.
A 2006 study found that approximately 100,000 injuries to mothers during labour could have potentially been avoided. This figure is simply too high. Medical professionals need to ensure they are providing an acceptable standard of care to their patients.
Our birthing injury to mother claims solicitors will handle your claim on a No Win No Fee basis. We take away the stress of worrying about legal bills.
Our Solicitors are experts in birthing injuries to mother negligence claims. You can contact them today by completing our quick Claim Enquiry or call us on 0800 644 4240.
What are Birthing Injuries to Mother Negligence Claims?
Birthing injuries to mother negligence claims often involve physical trauma to the mother’s body. One of the most common types of injuries to mothers are vaginal tears. These injuries can not only have a significant physical impact on the mother, but also a big psychological impact.
However, there are also birth injuries to mothers that can have significant long term effects, or on rare occasions, cause the mother to pass away during child birth. These injuries can involve the mother suffering a heart attack during labour and/or being deprived of oxygen.
If you have suffered a birth injury during labour which could have been prevented, you may be the victim of medical negligence. If you have suffered physical or mental trauma as a result of a medical mistake you have been let down and entitled to justice and compensation.
What Are The Types of Birthing Injuries To Mother Negligence Claims?
A mother can sustain a range of birth injuries during labor. Some can be identified and treated quickly, such a vaginal tear, with the intervention of a surgeon. However, other birth injuries mother can cause more serious injuries which have a lifelong impact.
Some of the most common birth injuries to mother that result from medical negligence are:
- Perineal Tears
Some Perineal Tears occur naturally and cannot be avoided. However, other can be caused by the negligence use of equipment during labour. What is really important is that Perineal Tears are treated quickly. This avoid undue pain and suffering, and potential complications in the future.
Perineal tears refer to tears of the skin between the vagina and anus. They are generally categorized as 1st Degree, 2nd Degree and 3rd Degree Tears. This indicates the level of severity of the injury. The higher the degree gets, the more serious the injury is.
- Surgical Instruments Being Left Inside Mother
This is known as a “Never Event”. As the name suggests, this should never happen. If a Doctor or Midwife has left a surgical instrument in your body during childbirth they have been negligent. There is no excuse for such a terrible medical mistake.
- Nervous Shock
This is a term to reflect psychological injuries a mother may suffer during or after child birth. One of the most common psychological injuries to mothers is post natal depression. Whilst psychological injuries to mothers are often unavoidable, it is very important for medical staff to be observant for symptoms. This allows for the condition to be identified and treated early.
Our birthing injuries to mothers negligence compensation claims solicitors can move quickly with your claim. However, it is vital that you seek advice as soon as possible to protect your legal rights. Do not delay as it can result in you missing the chance to obtain justice for your suffering.
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Our Solicitors are experts in birthing injuries to mother negligence claims. You can contact them today by completing our quick Free Claim Assessment or call us on 0800 644 4240.
What are the Causes of Birthing Injuries To Mother Negligence Claims?
Negligence claims for birth injuries to mothers are made for negligent treatment during or after childbirth.
Our claims solicitors have come across many reasons for birth injury to mother negligence claims. Some of the most common reasons for birth these types of negligence claims are as a result of:
- Incorrect Use of Forceps
- Negligent Episiotomy Leading to 2nd & 3rd Degree Perineal Tears
- Placental Abruption
- Negligence Stitching
Of course, not all birth injuries to mother result from negligence. However, many incidents can be prevented or avoided by a medical professional showing the care that is expected of them.
If the medical professional who was caring for you did have the necessary expertise or skills to carry identify and treat your birth injuries, they may have been negligent.
If you have suffered due to birth injury to mother negligence, speak to one of our negligence compensation claims solicitors today. They will be able to provide you with a Free Claim Assessment today.
Can I make a Claim for a Birth Injury During Labour?
If you have suffered an injury during childbirth due to negligence, you can make a claim against the medical provider.
Medical negligence claims are not just about obtaining compensation for your suffering, it is about obtaining justice. Our solicitors understand that this is difficult time for you, often with nobody to turn to.
We will be in your corner, fighting your case. Our solicitors will provide you with all the support you need during your claim. You need to act fast, as there are strict time limits on when you can make birthing injury to mother negligence claims. Contact us today to discuss your options.
Why you should Make Birthing Injuries To Mother Negligence Claims?
Making a medical negligence claim against the NHS is often the last resort for our client’s. Our solicitors often find that NHS guidelines will change following a medical negligence claim. If the medical mistakes that were made are identified and investigated, improvements can be made.
It is also important that you are able to obtain compensation for your pain and suffering. At the very least, you may incurred additional expenses and costs for extra care due to the injury. You may have had to take time of work, or give up your job altogether. In these circumstances, it is only fair that you are able to receive the correct amount of compensation for your child’s suffering and care.
No Win No Fee Birthing Injuries To Mother Negligence Claims
Our solicitors will also discuss any other options that are available regarding you case.
How Much Compensation Will I Get for Birthing Injuries to Mother Negligence ?
The amount of compensation you can claim for a birthing injury suffered during labour depends on the extent of your injuries. It will also depend on your own personal circumstances, for example if you have had to give up work as a result of your injury the amount of compensation may be much larger than if you have been able to continue working.
Our solicitors will be able to guide you through the levels of compensation available based on your own circumstances. Contact them today for a Free Case Assessment.
Our Expertise in Birthing Injuries To Mother Negligence Claims?
Our birthing injuries to mother negligence claims solicitors have decades of experience in these types of claim. They specialize in this area of law and are quite simply experts in the area.
They will provide you with the expert service you expect from your medical negligence lawyer. But they are also friendly, approachable and put customer service at the heart of everything they do for their clients.