Pregnancy and childbirth should be a joyful experience and journey. Even though they are naturally occurring experiences, they are far from risk free and as such it is the responsibility of those caring for you to recognise and manage those risks.

What is pregnancy injury?

Pregnancy related negligence is when you receive care that is below an acceptable standard which causes injury to you during childbirth. You may have a claim if the midwives and/or obstetricians who cared for you failed to provide a proper standard of care during labour, resulting in you suffering physical and psychological problems.

Examples of pregnancy related injury:

  • Third and fourth degree perineal tears and failed episiotomies 

  • Damage to reproductive organs

  • Ruptured uterus 

  • A prolapsed uterus

  • Post-partum haemorrhage 

  • Still birth

If you have suffered a birth injury , your labour was mismanaged and a mistake was made resulting in physical problems, or if you are worried about the care you received, we can help you in a free, no obligation initial consultation. We deal the majority of our cases on a ‘no win no fee’ basis, which means you are at no financial risk should your claim be unsuccessful. Please feel free to give us a call as we understand the emotional impact this can have on you. We will fight your claim and get you the compensation you deserve.

Frequently asked questions

Am I able to receive corrective private care?

Special damages can be paid to cover any reasonable private treatment enabling you to make the best recovery possible. We will seek expert opinions on what care you will need.