If you want to sue a medical practitioner or hospital, you will need the help of a specialist clinical negligence lawyer.
To speak to a solicitor about claiming compensation for injuries sustained either by you or your loved one, please get in touch with us today.
We are a specialist team of medical negligence solicitors. Our offices are based between Bath and Bristol but we act for victims of clinical injury across England and Wales.
Birth injuries claims
We deal with a broad range of medical negligence claims. However, we have a particular interest in birth injury claims, particularly perineal tear claims.
We hear from many women whose perineal tears were not properly diagnosed and repaired shortly after giving birth. This could amount to a breach of duty of care, meaning the medical practitioners involved have acted wrongfully. If such medical mistakes have caused unnecessary injury, there could be grounds for a medical negligence claim.
A solicitor will be able to tell you whether you can make a claim for compensation. We have helped many women obtain compensation for the damages they have experienced, all as a result of a perineal tear not being detected and treated correctly.
Why claim compensation?
Although obtaining compensation for our clients will not undo their injuries, it does provide them with some form of justice. It can also offer some recompense for the physical and emotional symptoms they have been left with.
Furthermore, if our client has suffered financial loss, this can be recovered. Often this loss is significant as ongoing symptoms may make it impossible to continue in employment. Compensation can be obtained for both past and future losses.
How do I start a compensation claim?
To start your compensation claim, you need to speak to a solicitor. You need to do this at the earliest available opportunity – ideally soon after you become aware that a case of negligence has occurred. For many this will be when a doctor diagnoses an unrepaired tear.
You don’t want to rush into making a claim, but there are also time limits at play which make it important not to delay for too long. Aside from certain exceptional circumstances, claims must be made within three years of the event.
Speak to our team today
We have a friendly and experienced team of clinical negligence lawyers. Please get in touch with us for a free initial consultation with one of our legal experts.