When can you claim for a fourth degree tear?
Medical negligence is when the level of medical care falls below a reasonable standard, causing a patient to suffer an injury. The medical management of a fourth degree tear might be considered negligent if:-
- A fourth degree tear was not diagnosed shortly after delivery because a routine examination (including a digital rectal examination) was not carried out.
- A routine examination was performed, but the medical practitioner failed to identify any damage whatsoever.
- A fourth degree tear was mistaken for a more minor injury – such as a first or second degree tear – during the post-partum examination.
- A fourth degree tear was diagnosed and surgically repaired, but the repair was of a poor quality.
Have you been the victim of medical negligence?
If you have been diagnosed with a fourth degree tear after having been discharged from hospital, or you believe your injury has been poorly treated, you need to find out whether you have been the victim of medical negligence.
To discover whether you are eligible to claim for a fourth degree tear, all you need do is contact us for a free initial enquiry. We will put you through to a legal expert who specialises in birth injuries. After a short discussion about the care you received and the injuries you have been left with, we will be able to say whether you are in a position to make a claim.
This is completely free of charge, so you can take advantage of our professional legal advice without having to pay.
Claiming for a fourth degree tear
If we believe that you do have a claim that needs investigating, we will handle everything on your behalf, fighting hard to obtain the compensation you deserve. This will help to recompense for the pain and suffering you have wrongfully endured, and will recover the money you have lost.
Get expert legal advice
To speak to a solicitor about claiming compensation for your fourth degree tear, get in touch with us today. We have a wealth of experience in birth injuries and will be more than happy to advise you upon your legal position.