Pregnancy and Birth Injuries

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Pregnancy and Birth Injuries

Having a baby is one of the most special and cherished experience for a family. But sometimes things don’t go as well as expected. Occasionally there are cases of negligence on the healthcare professional’s part which leads to pregnancy and birth injuries. This can have long-term repercussions for both the mother and the child.

Making a medical negligence claim

Complications are known to happen during pregnancy and labour but a medical negligence claim can be made where the complications were avoidable and could have been prevented. Our solicitors at Mediclaims have helped many clients who deserve compensation for the birth injury they or their child suffered.

Pregnancy and childbirth injuries can be divided into – injuries to the mother during pregnancy, labour or post-childbirth and injuries to the child during birthing. Some of the common medical negligence claims about injuries to the mother we have worked on include –

  • Perineal tears – Third or fourth degree tears sustained during childbirth can have life-long implications for the mother. If the doctors miss the signs of a third degree tear and could have avoided the situation beforehand, a clinical negligence claim can be made against him/her.
  • Nervous shock – This can be the result of the trauma experienced during labour.
  • Failure to warn mothers of the risks involved during pregnancy and its future impact on the baby’s life.
  • Failing to conduct a much needed caesarean section
  • Unable to prevent delay during labour
  • An injury to the baby during childbirth can have life-long impact on his/her development. Some of the most common claims of birth injuries to the child involve:
  • Failing to act adequately to symptoms of fetal distress
  • Birth trauma
  • Cerebral palsy caused due to inadequate care during labour
  • Wrong use of forceps during labour causing head injury
  • Inadequate handling of child during labour causing permanent injuries

Broken bones, cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, paralysis are some of the permanent disabilities that can affect the child’s development lifelong.

How we can help you

Medical compensation claim covers the cost of personal injury caused and also includes compensation for the future expenses incurred due to the disability.

Our medical negligence solicitors have gained experience in claims for birth injury, pregnancy and cerebral palsy. We understand the trauma and stress the situation has caused you and are here to support you all along the way. Our dedicated clinical negligence solicitor team aims to procure the maximum medical compensation for you. We know that winning the compensation cannot undo the impact on your or your child’s life, but it can make it easier for you to provide for your or your child’s needs.

To get free and friendly advice from our medical negligence solicitors on your case, simply complete the claim online enquiry form. 

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