To claim for a 3rd degree tear, you need to talk to a lawyer who specialises in clinical negligence law and, more specifically, perineal injury claims.
Bristol solicitors for birth injury claims
A 3rd degree tear claim can be made by anyone who anyone who has wrongfully suffered a 3rd degree tear, or who has wrongfully been left with a 3rd degree tear after birth. Normally the latter happens because the tear was not detected after the delivery, meaning it was not repaired in the aftermath of the birth.
To find out if you can make a claim for a 3rd or 4th degree tear, you must talk to a solicitor. At Glynns Solicitors we have a special interest in helping women who have been negligently harmed by birth injuries.
We have helped numerous women sue the hospital where they gave birth. In some cases, a claim will be made against the hospital and the patient’s GP, both of which may have failed to diagnose and treat the injury.
For example, we pursue a claim on behalf of one woman whose fourth degree tear was not diagnosed. She was left incontinent of faeces and experienced at least one episode of incontinence on a daily basis. She was awarded £300,000 in compensation.
In another case we acted for a woman who was diagnosed with a second degree tear. For two years she repeatedly sought medical advice for faecal incontinence. Eventually she was told she had in fact sustained a third degree tear, but due to the delay a repair was unsuccessful. She was awarded £180,000 in compensation.
Expert legal advice today
Whatever the circumstances of the care you received, we can assist. It is important to talk to a solicitor at the earliest available opportunity. This is because medical negligence claims must be made within three years of the event. Therefore if three years have passed since you gave birth, it may be too late to take legal action – even if you have clearly been the victim of medical error.
To ensure you do not miss the deadline, you should speak to a solicitor without delay. Ideally you should find a solicitor who has significant experience in perineal tear claims. This will guarantee that your claim is handled by someone with the knowledge and expertise required in perineal tear claims.
Local Bristol solicitors
Glynns Solicitors is based in Chelwood, in between Bristol and Bath. If you are looking for a medical negligence solicitor in the area, please get in touch with us today.