Birth injury to mother

If you or someone you love suffered because of medical negligence during pregnancy, birth or labour, you might have a claim for compensation.

Janine Collier, Cambridge
Janine Collier, partner and medical negligence specialist in Cambridge

Birth injury to mother compensation claims: Expert medical negligence solicitors

Birth injury to mother compensation

We have a strong track-record of helping women who have suffered complications during pregnancy and childbirth.  Our solicitors have years of practical experience in birth injury claims.  You’ll find our medical negligence solicitors friendly and easy to talk to. Therefore, whether you’re looking for a full explanation of what went wrong or financial compensation, we’ll guide you and support you every step of the way.

No win, no fee

We work on a no win, no fee basis, so there’s no need to worry about costs. Plus, our specialist solicitors provide an initial free assessment of your claim.

Examples of maternal birth injury medical negligence claims 

Occasionally, midwives, doctors and other medical professionals involved in the pregnancy and labour can make mistakes which may have serious or life-changing consequences. Medical negligence compensation claims for the mother arising out of childbirth normally focus on:

How a compensation claim can help

If you or someone you love has suffered a birth injury you know how life-changing the injury can be. Nothing can change what happened to you– but a claim can help you find out what happened, why and ensure that you get the right care and treatment going forward.

Compensation for injured mothers

Birth injuries can affect every part of your life and can be very isolating. Your self-image, relationships and work may be affected. A compensation claim can take the pressure off financially, so that you can focus on your life and your recovery. It can also cover the cost of treatment you need, housing adaptations or care. 

We’re here to help

Come in for a free, confidential, no obligation chat, or fill out our enquiry form and we will let you know how we can help. We can also visit you at home if you wish.

Our medical negligence lawyers are based in:

  • Cambridgeshire: Cambridge
  • Essex: Brentwood, Chelmsford and Saffron Walden
  • Hertfordshire: Bishop's Stortford and Royston

But we can help you wherever you are in England and Wales.

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Birth Injuries to the Mothers FAQs

What can cause a birth injury to the mother?

It is possible for injuries to occur naturally during childbirth. However, unfortunately, errors are sometimes made by hospital staff which can cause injuries. Hospital staff are expected to be able to recognise risks and take the necessary preventative actions. Some examples of possible errors include:

·         Delayed caesarean section causing damage to other organs, nerves or blood vessels

·         Warning signs being missed in relation to placental abruption (i.e. the placenta is dislodged from the uterus wall prior to childbirth)

·         Incorrect administration of anaesthetic (in terms of quantity) which can cause brain damage, nerve damage and unnecessary pain.  

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