Maternity Negligence Claims
Negligent care and treatment errors during pregnancy, labour and post-natal care may instigate maternity negligence claims.
Our solicitors can support you if you or your baby have been a victim of negligence. We understand your position and how much you may already be dealing with. We are also aware that pursuing this claim might be the only way to get you the answers you need and justice you deserve.
We have helped several families, mothers and innocent babies through the most difficult times, securing worthy compensation. To speak with one of our birth injury and maternity negligence claims experts, call us on 0800993372 or complete our free claim assessment form.
Common examples of maternity negligence
Although some birth injuries to mother, baby or both are unavoidable, others may result from obvious negligence on the path of a medical practitioner.
Maternity negligence claims may involve cases that relates to:
- Perineal tears
- Mismanagement of preeclampsia
- Mistakes when performing episiotomies
- Negligent actions resulting in premature birth
- Still birth
- Negligence during labor, resulting in birth defects or birth injuries to babies
- Infection to mother or baby
- Failure to deliver the placenta
- Postpartum haemorrhage
- Vesico-vaginal fistulas
- Deep vein thrombosis
- Bladder and bowel damage resulting from mismanaged labour
- Wrong advice regarding gestational diabetes
- Delays in detecting an ectopic pregnancy
- Medical misdiagnosis of conditions during pregnancy or at birth e.g miscarriage
- Failure to advice when caesarean section is required
- Surgical errors and surgical never events such as retaining instruments or swabs in caesareans
- Administering the wrong prescription or dosage during pregnancy
- Administering of wrong treatment leading to further complications
- Administering wrong dosage of anesthesia
- Psychological trauma to mother due to mistakes during labour
Most common types of birth injury claims we have handled:
|Cerebral Palsy Claims||Childbirth Injuries to Mother|
|Erb’s Palsy Claims||Maternal obstetrics palsy|
|Baby Birth Injury claims||Preeclampsia Compensation Claims|
|Birth Defect Negligence Claims||Congenital Hip Dysplasia Claim|
|Stillbirth Claims for Compensation||Kernicterus Compensation Claims|
What does compensation for maternity claims cover for?
Generally, compensation for any form of clinical negligence claims are intended to cover for the harm and suffering caused, as well as financial costs incurred as a result of the damage done.
Some common examples of cost incurred
- Loss of earnings
- Travel expense for rehabilitation
- Cost of remedial care
- Home adaptations and specialist equipment.
How can I get started with my Maternity claims?
First off, you need to speak with a specialist medical negligence solicitor. If you contact us this minute, you get assigned to one who would investigate your claim - whether or not it is a valid claim and also well within the time limits for bringing medical negligence claims.
In the UK, there is a statutory three year limit for pursuing medical negligence claims. What this means is that the clock will only start from the date when you learned about the medical malpractice injury or the day when you identified that the injury suffered was as a result of the negligent treatment received.
Our solicitors would require you to present evidence as proof of negligence or breach of duty. We will analyze and investigate the evidence you have presented before us, after which we will establish a strong case for you, supposing we are convinced that you are eligible for compensation.
Next steps would be choosing a suitable funding option for your claim. Once this is agreed upon, we will move ahead to contact the defendant and present your case to them. You can trust our experienced medical negligence solicitors to ensure that your case is positioned for the best chance of success.
As soon as liability is admitted by the defendant, offers and negotiations are made in a meeting set up for both parties. When a favourable compensation is reached, you will then receive your payment. We pride ourselves in our ability to settle most medical malpractice cases out of court. However, in a case where liability is denied or the defendant is unyielding to his mistakes, your case may be presented before a competent judge. In such circumstances, we will provide you with the best legal representation.
How much is maternity claims worth?
Medical compensation for maternity and birth related claims is hugely influenced by the circumstances surrounding individual claims - for example, the nature and complexity of the victims case. Compensation awarded for brain injuries such as Cerebral Palsy Claims or in worse cases Stillbirth usually attract more compensation than less severe cases like medication errors.
Want to see an estimated value of your claim to help you make an informed decision? Contact us today and our solicitors will use our medical negligence compensation calculator to give you a realistic but estimated claim value based on our assessment of all factors surrounding your case.
How do I know if I was treated negligently?
If you believe you have been treated negligently by your doctor, midwife or any medical care provider during your pregnancy, labour or maternity care that has resulted in birth injury, it is imperative that you ask questions and seek advice.
On occasions, getting answers and explanations may be difficult, especially from the offender (doctors, hospitals or midwives). If you are unable to get answers or are simply dissatisfied with the answers you are getting, feel free to reach out to us for assistance.
When you present your case to our solicitors, we would assess whether or not the care you received had been negligent. Many NHS hospitals have a Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) which may also be able to help.
Can I claim for Maternity Negligence on a No Win No Fee?
This will depend on the medical negligence solicitor you have instructed. Some lawyers require upfront payment for legal services provided. However, if you work with us at nhsnegligenceclaim.co.uk, you can avail the best legal representation without having to deal with associated financial implications.
The team of solicitors we work with all operate a No win No Fee agreement, which means that you will not be required to pay any legal fees unless your claim is successful. Conversely, if your claim happens to be unsuccessful (which is rarely the case), you do not owe us a penny. Contact us today and stand a chance to secure early compensations!
Let us help you
The sooner we are able to assess your claim, the sooner you'll be able to determine if you have a good chance of success. Our solicitors will work closely with you to ensure that you get total compensation for all the suffering you’ve had to endure.