If medical errors were made during the birth of your child and this has caused you unnecessary suffering, you will be entitled to make a claim. This will enable you to obtain compensation for the damages sustained – including the financial loss you have incurred.
Claiming for medical negligence
Medical negligence is when medical professionals breach their duty of care towards a patient, resulting in wrongful injury. As the innocent victim of medical negligence, the individual in question (or their family) will be legally entitled to pursue a claim against the negligent practitioner or organisation.
If the claim is successful, the Claimant will be awarded a sum of compensation that reflects the damage he/she has wrongfully incurred. This includes injuries of a physical, emotional and financial nature.
Claiming for birth injuries
Medical negligence can occur in any area of medicine, although it seems to be particularly prevalent in gynaecology and obstetrics. The negligence usually relates to injuries suffered by a woman that could have been prevented, or at least minimised, with proper medical care.
We have handled cases of behalf of many women that have been harmed during or after the birth of their child. Some of the most common types of birth injury claim we deal with include:-
- Missed third and fourth degree tears;
- Third and fourth degree tears caused by medical error;
- Blunt episiotomies/episiotomy complications;
- Negligent stitching;
- Caesarean section complications;
- Traumatic cloaca.
Compensation for medical negligence
If you believe mistakes were made during or after the birth of your child, and this has caused you unnecessary harm, you need to speak to a solicitor about your options. If a legal expert suggests that you do have grounds for a claim, you will be eligible to pursue legal action in the form of a medical negligence claim.
As long as your case is successful, you will be given financial redress for the physical and emotional pain and suffering you have been caused. You will also be able to recover the actual financial loss incurred because of the negligence. This can include things such as:-
- Loss of earnings – e.g. if you are unable to return to work after maternity leave because of ongoing complications;
- Your partner’s loss of earning – e.g. if he/she has had to take time off to care for you and/or the baby;
- Pension loss;
- The cost of medical treatment or medication;
- The cost of travelling to receive medical treatment;
- The cost of other equipment or clothes you now require, whereas you did not before – e.g. incontinence pads;
- The cost of care/assistance given to you by loved ones.
Claim compensation today
To claim compensation for a birth injury, get in touch with us today.
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