To find out if you can sue an NHS hospital in Bath, please get in touch with us today at Glynns Solicitors. Our lawyers are experts in medical negligence claims and will be happy to provide professional legal advice, free of charge or obligation.
Suing NHS for 3rd degree tear
3rd degree tears are unpleasant injuries, but they are not negligent. In other words, it is commonplace to suffer a 3rd degree tear during birth and you cannot sue a hospital just because you experience such an injury.
So why do 3rd degree tears so often lead to a successful compensation claim?
The reason why 3rd degree tear claims arise is, for the most part, because the injury is not diagnosed and treated properly. 3rd degree tears should be identified shortly after the birth and repaired by an experienced surgeon. A failure to achieve this standard of care will be negligent.
If this negligent care causes a patient to suffer harm, there will be grounds for a medical negligence compensation claim.
Where 3rd degree tears are concerned, it is very likely that a woman will face complications as a result of an unrepaired tear. This is because a wound will remain in the anal sphincter, adversely affecting function. This can make it difficult to control defecation and the passage of wind. Ongoing problems will subsequently occur, including faecal leakage, urgency, incontinence and incontinence of wind.
Can I sue Bath hospital?
Wherever you experience negligent medical care, you need to talk to a solicitor about your options. It does not necessarily have to be a local solicitor as most of the claims process is conducted via telephone, email and letters.
But if you are looking for a solicitor in the Bath or Bristol area to help you with a medical negligence claim, please do get in touch with us today. At Glynns Solicitors we specialise in medical negligence and can advise whether you have grounds for a claim.
If you do not live in the area it does not matter, you can still get in touch with us for professional legal advice. We act for clients across England and Wales and will assist in any way we can.
Speak to a solicitor today
Medical negligence claims must be made within three years of the index event. Therefore it is important not to delay when seeking legal advice. Get in touch with us today to find out if you can claim compensation.