Pregnancy and childbirth should be a joyful experience and journey, but pregnancy injuries mean that is not always the case.
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.
Can I make a pregnancy injury claim?
A pregnancy-related injury is precisely that; an injury related to one's pregnancy.
Some of these injuries can be behavioural or related to genetics, while others can be due to pregnancy negligence.
Pregnancy-related negligence is when you receive care that is below an acceptable standard, causing 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 injuries:
- Third and fourth-degree perineal tears and failed episiotomies
- Damage to reproductive organs
- Ruptured uterus
- A prolapsed uterus
- Post-partum haemorrhage
If you have suffered a birth injury, your labour was mismanaged and a mistake was made resulting in physical problems, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Similarly, if you are worried about the care you received, we can help clarify whether you have a medical negligence claim.
It may be that your baby suffered from medical negligence, which is something our Solicitors are highly familiar and experienced in.
Can you prove medical negligence?
In order for your claim to be considered medical negligence, it must satisfy the following requirements:
- Was there a breach of duty, where the medical professional failed to meet their expected duty of care?
- Can causation be identified, where the negligence is the reason for your injury/condition?
- Have you suffered damage or loss as a result of the negligent action/s?
Start your claim today with Medical Negligence Solutions
We look after the majority of our client's based on a ‘no win no fee’ agreement, which means you are at no financial risk should your claim be unsuccessful.
Please feel free to give us a call and share your experience - our Solicitors will listen and advise what your best options are.
We will protect your best interests, provide transparent communication and do everything we can to provide you with your rightful compensation.
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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.