Midwife Negligence Claims
Being pregnant carries enough concerns for the expectant parents without having to worry that the mother or child may suffer harm because of negligence. Birth injuries can result due to midwife negligence in antenatal care, during the birth itself, or while the mother and baby are in the care of a midwifery team after the birth. Parents, especially new parents, have no choice but to place their trust in the midwives and medical practitioners to deliver an excellent standard of care. When that care is inadequate, the results can be devastating.
If you or your baby has received an injury due to medical negligence, then contact The Medical Negligence Experts.
What is Midwife Negligence?
Midwife negligence is an avoidable error which causes you or your baby injury or harm. Not all birth injuries are the result of neglect – there are occasions when a mother could receive exceptional care yet damage still occur.
- Examples of midwife negligence to the mother can include:
- Incorrect suturing after a perineal tear or episiotomy
- Misdiagnosed, or missed, pre-eclampsia
- Inadequate monitoring in high-risk pregnancies
- Delays in intervening in difficult births
The results of medical negligence can have lifelong effects. For example, a delay intervening in a difficult birth can cause the baby to be starved of oxygen and suffer brain damage or cerebral palsy as a result; while the health of both mother and child can be placed at risk of infections or conditions like preeclampsia if there is not adequate monitoring during pregnancy.
A midwife is also responsible for identifying potential birth issues and referring the mother to an obstetrician if she or her baby may be at risk. An example is when a child’s measurements in utero are exceptionally large, or they are in an awkward position in the late stages of pregnancy which may present a risk of them becoming stuck during birth.
How Can We Help?
The Medical Negligence Experts have a team of lawyers experienced in handling midwife negligence and birth injury claims. We can help you determine whether you have grounds for a valid claim and, if so, how to proceed.
A successful medical negligence claim can mean a child with lasting damages sustained due to midwifery errors has the best chance of achieving their full potential in life. Compensation can pay for additional treatment and therapy, and can also help cover any extra costs you have endured as a result of being injured by negligent care.
Midwife negligence and birth injury claims can be difficult to prove, especially if the mother’s or baby’s recovery is ongoing and the long term effects of their injury are unknown. The sooner you start the claim process, the easier it will be to obtain the necessary evidence to prove injury through negligence, and greater the chance your request has of being successful. The impact of pregnancy or birth going wrong can be devastating, but that pain compounds when it was due to negligence and therefore avoidable.
Contact The Medical Negligence Experts today and ask us to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence can be complicated, so we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors - It’s Free.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: Level of negligence, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party of your claim against them. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee
We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing compensation no matter the level of negligence.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
Each client is provided with their own Medical Negligence lawyer who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the lawyer.
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We specialise in helping victims of medical negligence claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay! Once you make contact, your experienced solicitor will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
Whether you are ready to make a medical negligence claim, or you would just like a free conversation with a legal professional, we have experts on hand to give you all the information you need. Take the first step to getting what you deserve by filling in our quick contact form and we will call you back whenever suits you.