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Pregnancy Related Injury Claims

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Pregnancy and childbirth should be a joyful experience and journey, but pregnancy-related injuries mean this is not always the case and if you have suffered an injury this makes it difficult for you to enjoy your new arrival and to cope at home, especially if you have other children to care for.

Even though pregnancy and giving birth are natural experiences, they are far from risk-free, and it is the responsibility of those caring for you, both during pregnancy and during delivery, to recognise and manage those risks.

Can I make a pregnancy injury claim?

A pregnancy-related injury is one that involves damage to you whilst you are pregnant or during childbirth.

If you are trying to find out about a claim for injury suffered by your child, please visit our ‘birth injury’ or ‘paediatric’ topics

Pregnancy-related negligence occurs when you receive care that is below an acceptable standard, either antenatally or whilst giving birth. You may have a claim if the midwives and/or obstetricians who cared for you failed to provide appropriate care during the antenatal period or labour, resulting in you suffering physical and psychological problems.

Errors can occur due to a lack of adequate monitoring, poor advice, failure to consider medical or obstetric history or not correctly assessing the risks. Such mistakes can lead to life-changing and serious injuries at a time when you are already vulnerable and may be struggling with other concerns.

Examples of pregnancy-related injuries

  • Failure to identify birth defects
  • Third and fourth-degree perineal tears and failed episiotomies
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Damage to reproductive organs
  • Uterine prolapse or rupture
  • Placental abruption
  • Post-partum haemorrhage
  • Group B Streptococcus infection
  • Stillbirth or miscarriage

If you have suffered an injury during childbirth, your labour was mismanaged, you are worried about the care you received or a mistake was made resulting in physical problems, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

Similarly, if your child has been born with difficulties and these should have been spotted before delivery, we can help clarify whether you have a medical negligence claim.

Problems occurring during pregnancy and labour are issues with which our Solicitors are highly familiar and experienced. They will be able to help you assess your chances of getting compensation before you make a decision about bringing a claim.

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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 obtain the compensation you deserve.

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