To sue a Bristol hospital for medical negligence, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at Glynns Solicitors. We are a specialist clinical negligence law firm based between Bristol and Bath. We can help you sue a Bristol hospital for a missed 3rd degree tear.
3rd degree tear claims Bristol
We deal with a significant number of 3rd degree tears claims and 4th degree tear claims. The claims do not arise because the injury has occurred; sadly 3rd and 4th degree tears are part and parcel of vaginal deliveries and do not amount to medical negligence.
The reason why 3rd degree tear and 4th degree tear claims arise is that the injury was not diagnosed and/or stitched properly. The normal procedure would be to identify a tear after the birth and to ask an experienced surgeon to stitch the wound in theatre. All this should be done within hours of the birth, and certainly before a patient leaves hospital.
If the injury is not diagnosed and/or stitched properly, the care will be deemed substandard. Any patient who is caused harm because of substandard medical care is considered to be the innocent victim of medical negligence. For this the affected individual is legally entitled to pursue a claim for compensation.
A missed 3rd or 4th degree tear will cause a patient harm because it is likely that she will develop ongoing problems with regards to faecal urgency and incontinence. This may necessitate further treatment such as surgical repair or sacral nerve stimulation. It may also adversely affect her ability to resume normal employment, leading to a financial loss.
Can I sue a Bristol hospital for a 3rd degree tear?
If you believe your 3rd or 4th degree tear was negligently managed by a Bristol hospital, you must speak to a solicitor as soon as possible. Medical negligence claims must be made within three years of the index event (i.e. the date the tear happened), so it is important not to wait too long before seeking legal advice.
A solicitor who deals with clinical negligence claims will be able to tell you whether or not you can claim compensation.
Bristol solicitors for 3rd degree tear claims
At Glynns Solicitors we have a dedicated team of lawyers, all of whom specialise in clinical injury law. This means we have the skills and expertise to advise you further. Contact us today to speak to a solicitor.