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Birthing & Obstetric Claims

Birthing & Obstetric Claims

Giving birth and bringing a child into the world should be one of the most specials times of your life. You expect the highest standard of medical care as a given. However, when things go wrong during child birth, the impact can be devastating. Birthing & obstetric claims are what our solicitors specialise in. They have acted for many victims and have obtained justice and compensation for them.

Although it is a terrible fact, if you or your child have been injured during childbirth, a mistake may have been made. If your medical professional has let you down, you may be entitled to compensation.

What are Birthing & Obstetric Claims?

Birthing & obstetric claims arise when you or your child suffer unnecessary pain and suffering as a result of sub-standard medical treatment. Injuries caused during childbirth can be extremely serious. They have the potential to cause long term effects.

Identifying whether you have a childbirth negligence compensation claim can be difficult. Our specialist birth & obstetric claims solicitors are on hand to provide you with all the advice and guidance you need free of charge. Contact us today for a confidential discussion of your circumstances.

According to the NHS Litigation Authority, maternity related claims represent the highest number of claims made against the NHS. It also found that the three most common birth and obstetric claims relate to management of labour, caesarean section/CTG interpretation and cerebral palsy. These 3 types of claims accounted for 70% of compensation paid by the NHS (for maternity claims).

What are the Causes of Birthing & Obstetric Claims?

Birth injury claims are not always the result of negligence. Despite medical advances, childbirth is open to complications. However, birthing and obstetric injuries are too often caused by negligence.

Our solicitors deal with a range of birth and obstetric negligence claims. They find that some of the most common negligence claims arise due to the issues listed below.

Oxygen Deprivation

One of the most serious causes of birth injury claims is the lack of supply of oxygen to your unborn child. Medical professionals, including midwives, doctors and nurses should routinely monitor heart rate during delivery.

An ETG or CTG can be used to monitor your baby’s heart rate throughout the childbirth. If these tools are used effectively, an emergency can be identified quickly and action can be taken. However, there are increasing reports of these basic steps not being followed by medical professionals. Often, the reason for this is a lack of staff at the hospital. This is not acceptable. These mistakes can result in Cerebral Palsy Negligence.

Lack of Expertise

It is a shocking fact that Midwives are not trained as Emergency Medical Technicians. It is unsurprising that when emergencies or complications happen, the midwives are unable to deal with them immediately.

Any delay in an emergency situation can lead to the seriousness increasing.

Also, it is not uncommon that the cause of birth injury claims is hospital staff administering the incorrect or wrong dosage of medication. This is generally as a result of a lack of knowledge.

Staff Shortages

It is a terrible fact that NHS maternity wards are under staffed. The vast number of media reports on negligent treatment during childbirth is shocking. It was recently reported that a number of maternity wards have had to stop providing treatment due to a dangerous lack of staff.

This situation is unacceptable. NHS hospitals must be fully resourced to provide proper medical care. If they are not, incidents of negligence will happen, causing unnecessary harm to patients. If you have been a victim of medical negligence contact us today on 0800 99 33372.

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Types of Birthing and Obstetric Claims?

There are a wide range of conditions that may result in birthing& obstetric claims. Our solicitors have decades of experience dealing with these types of claim on a No Win No Fee basis.

Some of the most common types of birth injury claims our clients face are claims relating to:

Can I make a Claim for Birthing & Obstetric Negligence?

If you or your child have suffered unnecessarily during childbirth, you can make a claim against the negligence medical provider.

Making birthing & obstetric claims is 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.

Why you should I Make a Birthing & Obstetric Claim?

Making birthing & obstetric claims for negligence helps to make sure the same mistake doesn’t happen again. It is not uncommon for NHS guidelines and advice to 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 as the victim are able to receive the correct amount of compensation for your suffering.

No Win No Fee Birthing and Obstetric Claims

Our medical negligence solicitors will represent you on a No Win No Fee basis. There is no cost to you in the claim is unsuccessful. You will obtain the maximum compensation available to you.

Our solicitors will also discuss any other options that are available regarding you case.

How Much Compensation Will I Get?

The level of compensation for birthing & obstetric claims can range hugely. For example, serious Cerebral Palsy Compensation Claims are often awarded compensation in the millions of pounds. This reflects the lifelong care that it is need for the victim.

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