Birth injuries to the mother compensation claims

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

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.

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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. 

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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.

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Birth Injuries to the Mothers FAQs

What is a birth injury?

A birth injury is an injury to a mother or baby shortly before, during or just after the baby is born.

Examples of birth injuries include:

  • Serious birth injuries to baby – including broken bones, lacerations or skull fractures; brachial plexus, Erb’s palsy, Klumpke’s Palsy and shoulder dystocia
  • Stillbirth or neonatal death
  • Birth injuries to mother such as uterine rupture, tears during delivery (first, second, third and fourth degree tears) and failed tear repairs leading to faecal incontinence; damage to nerves and maternal infections in the post-natal period

The majority of birth injury claims focus on:

  • Not monitoring, detecting and treating maternal infection
  • Failing to plan and carry out an emergency Caesarean section when there are signs that the baby is distressed
  • Not using forceps and/or ventouse correctly to deliver the baby
  • Not identifying and/or delay in treating post-natal infection (e.g. Group B Strep or meningitis)
  • Not monitoring the baby’s blood sugar levels
  • Not treating jaundice properly leading to hyperbilirubinemia

We understand your situation and our expert team are here to help

Get in touch to speak with someone who can help you move forward.

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