To sue a Bath hospital for a missed 3rd degree tear, please contact us at Glynns Solicitors. Our team of lawyers specialise in clinical negligence law and run a large number of 3rd degree tear claims.
3rd degree tear claim against Bath hospital
A 3rd degree tear is an injury that can be sustained while giving birth vaginally. It is a wound that runs from the vaginal opening, down through the perineum and into the external anal sphincter. It is therefore a serious laceration and it must be diagnosed and treated without delay – meaning in the minutes or hours following the birth.
Just because you have suffered a 3rd degree tear is not to say that you have been the victim of medical negligence. Sadly 3rd degree tears are a natural part of childbirth. They cannot normally be predicted or prevented, so medical practitioners will not normally be to blame if you to sustain a 3rd degree tear.
There are some exceptions to this – for example, if you were known to have an unusually large baby and clinicians did not advise that you have a Caesarean section. But generally speaking, you will not have grounds for a claim just for experiencing a 3rd degree tear.
Can I sue hospital for 3rd degree tear Bath?
However, 3rd degree tears are a common source of litigation. As a team we run a large number of 3rd degree tear claims, successfully obtaining compensation for women who have been wrongfully harmed as a result of poor medical care.
So when can you claim for a 3rd degree tear?
As mentioned above, you cannot normally claim compensation for having a 3rd degree tear. But it is very likely you will be able to make a claim if your tear was not diagnosed and treated, or if your tear was diagnosed but poorly repaired.
Whatever the circumstances of your experience, to find out whether you can sue a Bath hospital for a 3rd degree tear, you simply need to speak to a solicitor. During an initial enquiry, a medical negligence lawyer will be able to tell you if you are eligible to compensation.
3rd degree tear solicitors
To talk to a friendly solicitor about the care you received in hospital, please get in touch with us today. We have significant experience 3rd degree tear claims, meaning we are well placed to advise you further.