If you or your child has been harmed because of a mismanaged birth, you need to talk to a solicitor about pursuing a compensation claim.
To talk to a legal expert about suing the hospital where you gave birth, please get in touch with us today. We specialise in birth injury claims.
Poorly managed birth
A poorly managed birth can cause serious harm to both mother and baby. Some examples of injuries caused by a mismanaged birth include:
- A mother may be left to labour on her own for a prolonged period of time, meaning that she pushes for far too long, resulting in a severe perineal tear.
- A mother may not be monitored properly during the pregnancy and/or labour, meaning she suffers from a medical condition such as maternal sepsis or pre-eclampsia.
- An unborn baby may not be monitored properly during pregnancy and/or labour, meaning he/she is born with injuries such as cerebral palsy.
Claiming for mismanaged labour
If you believe your pregnancy or labour was mismanaged by medical professionals, causing you or your baby to suffer, you should contact a solicitor to discuss your case.
If the standard of care fell below an acceptable standard and this caused unnecessary injury, there could be grounds for a medical compensation claim.
Of course this will not undo the trauma you experienced during labour and the following weeks, months or years. Everyone wants their birthing experience to be a joyous occasion but this can be ruined by mismanaged birth.
Both the physical and psychological effects of a poorly managed birth can continue in the long-term, and may even be permanent.
However, making a claim does give you the opportunity to take action, which many say is a help in itself. It can also improve standards of care at the maternity unit where you gave birth.
Recovering lost finances
Furthermore, pursuing a claim will allow you to recover the money you have lost because of the negligence.
It may be that you or your partner cannot return to work because of the situation you have been left in. Or you may need to pay for care and other assistance. All of this can be a serious drain on resources.
A successful claim will ensure that you recover all of your financial loss, including your loss of earnings.
Contact us today
To talk to a solicitor about your mismanaged labour, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our legal team today.