If there was a problem before or during your baby’s birth and you think the problem was caused by midwife negligence, you might have a claim for compensation.
Midwives are normally the first port of call for pregnant women who are worried there might be a problem with their baby. Midwives are trained to recognise anything unusual during your pregnancy and labour. If there are any signs a potential problem, the midwife should involve a senior practitioner (such as a doctor). Women and their partners trust midwives to look after them, and their unborn child. Sadly, sometimes midwives make mistakes which can have devastating consequences.
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after the birth, failing to diagnose / treat signs of infection or jaundice in the baby
Midwife negligence can have serious consequences for mother and child. The most severe cases can involve brain damage to babies and, tragically, stillbirth or the baby’s death shortly after birth. Even if the baby is healthy, negligence can cause birth injuries to mothers. Depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and life-changing physical issues (such as incontinence) can seriously impact the mother’s life. Occasionally, the mother may die. Our leading birth injury claims solicitors have a great deal of experience helping parents through complex midwife negligence cases. We understand the practical, emotional and financial implications a serious birth injury can cause.
A successful claim can provide:
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If sub-standard treatment is received during pregnancy, due to the actions or inactions of a midwife, it may be possible to bring a claim against the hospital employing the midwife or the individual midwife.
Some common examples of midwife negligence claims involve the following conditions:
Midwives are usually responsible for care for 10 – 28 days after birth. If the baby is healthy, care is normally provided for 10 – 14 days. Midwifes now work within a variety of locations, including within hospitals, GP surgeries and can also make home visits.
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