Birth Injury to Mother Claims

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Forbes Solicitors' provides expert legal advice to mothers who have suffered a birth injury. Our experienced team can assist with birth injury to the mother compensation claims from injuries such as including perineal tears, vaginal trauma, and retained placenta. Our birth injury solicitors understand the impact that a birth injury can have on a mother and work to achieve compensation.

What is a Birth Injury to the Mother?

What is a Birth Injury to the Mother?

A birth injury to the mother is any physical injury that occurs during labour or delivery that may have long-term or permanent effects. This can include broken bones, tears, nerve damage, or postpartum depression.

If a mother sustains a significant injury whilst giving birth, it can be devastating and life changing. If this injury was a result of medical negligence, we can help you to claim the compensation that you deserve, so you can start moving forward with your life.

Childbirth injuries to mother may be a result of medical negligence if the injury that was sustained in the lead up to, during or immediately after the birth, occurred because the medical professional(s) responsible for you provided care that was negligent. This might mean that mistakes or wrong decisions were made, or simply that the level of care provided was not of an acceptable standard and your injury happened as a result.

Common birth injuries to mothers

Common birth injuries to mothers

The occurrence of a significant injury to the mother during birth is not common, but unfortunately they do sometimes happen either before delivery, during the birth itself or immediately after the delivery. Some of the most common types of birth injuries to mother include:

Genital tears Serious genital tears can sometimes be sustained if a forceps delivery or a ventouse delivery is not carried out to the standard it should be, as these pieces of equipment require skillful use and sufficient training to use safely.

As well as the tear itself, some women sustain urinary or faecal incontinence that can be long-term or even permanent from this type of injury. Damage to the bladder or uterus can also sometimes be sustained with this injury type too.

Pre-eclampsia Pre-eclampsia is a condition that causes the pregnant mother to retain high levels of protein in the blood and can cause a significant increase in blood pressure. A severe case of pre-eclampsia during pregnancy can result in serious health complications for mother and baby, especially if it develops into eclampsia.

If the condition is not properly diagnosed, monitored and the correct action isn't taken by medical professionals at the appropriate time, the care given might be considered negligent.

Episiotomy An Episiotomy is a surgical cut that may be performed on a mother during delivery to help with the process. If this procedure is needed but isn't performed, or is not performed properly, this can lead to injuries for the mother, such as serious tearing. These injuries can sometimes lead to further complications and discomfort too, which could be considered negligence if they occur because a medical professional hasn't given a reasonable standard of care.

If the surgical cut or any tears are not treated appropriately after the delivery, usually by being sutured, and the failure to do so could be considered negligent.

C-sections Whilst most caesarean deliveries are performed with no major problems, this sadly isn't always the case and surgical mistakes can sometimes happen. The medical professionals responsible for the care of the mother always have to be vigilant for any signs of excessive bleeding, clotting and the risks of infection for the mother during and after the delivery. If they fail to notice these issues or do not treat appropriately, this can cause long-term suffering and can sometimes result in issues with future pregnancies.

While these types of issues are not the only kinds of birth injuries that can affect mothers, they are some of the most common. Not every mother who unfortunately sustains any of these injuries during childbirth will be as a result of medical negligence, but if you believe that is the case with your experience, we can help you to claim birth injury to mother compensation.

No amount of compensation can turn back the clock and stop the injury from happening in the first place, but a successful claim and the money awarded can help you and your family to gain a sense of justice for what you've experienced and start to move forward.

As experienced birth injuries to mother negligence claims solicitors, we're ideally placed to take on your claim and help you to get the compensation you deserve for what has happened. Our clinical negligence team understand that this type of claim can be difficult to discuss and you might be worried about the process and what you'll need to do in order to file a claim. We can help you at every stage of the process, always acting sensitively and with the high level of professionalism you should expect from proven birth injuries to mother negligence solicitors.

Our solicitor teams possess vast experience in providing professional legal services for cases related to Birth Injuries to Mothers to clients all over the UK. Get in touch with us now to consult with our team.

Leonie was Very thorough and guided me through all the process from start to finish. Nothing was to much trouble. We won the case and hopefully because of her hard work and dedication we will see some improvements within the NHS.

Michelle Moss

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Birth Injury To Mother: Case Study

Birth Injury To Mother: Case Study

Damage caused to mother during labour giving birth to premature child. The claimant suffered serious injury. The midwife was struck off and the claimant awarded £30,000.

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