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Maternity Negligence Claims

Maternity Negligence Claims

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Expert solicitors in bringing claims for negligence during pregnancy – Maternity negligence claims

Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents and their family. Maternity negligence can leave families devastated.

Doctors and midwives have a duty to give reasonable care to a mother and her unborn child. But if mistakes are made during antenatal care this can lead to serious problems. If things go wrong the consequences can be catastrophic, even resulting in the death of a baby.

Such mistakes can include:

  • Failure to detect serious abnormalities of the unborn baby
  • Misdiagnosis of an ante natal infection
  • Failed sterilisation
  • Ectopic pregnancy

Some of the most common injuries arising from mistakes during childbirth can include:

  • Infection (Group B Streptococcus (GBS))
  • Fissures causing painful cracks in the lining of the vagina
  • Vaginal tears (episiotomy and second or third degree tears) leading to incontinence
  • Incorrect suturing following an episiotomy or caesarean section resulting in scarring and the need for further procedures
  • Failure to manage pre-eclampsia or HELLP syndrome after the baby has been born leading to risk of seizures, stroke or death of the mother
  • Failure to manage other infections
  • Caesarean wound infection
  • Death

Some of our cases:

  1. The mother of a stillborn child contacted us to help her. The treating team failed to monitor the baby correctly and missed that the baby was in distress. Had the team monitored the baby appropriately, birth could have been by C-Section and the baby would have survived.
  2. A mother instructs us after her treating consultant fails to catheterise her during a C-Section. She suffered an over distension injury of the bladder and was left with repeated infection. She is now at risk of permanent bladder damage in the future.

“Injuries to a mother as a result of mistakes during birth can have devastating long term effects both physically and mentally.”

Melanie Lidstone-Land | Senior Associate in Medical Negligence and Personal Injury

We are here to help you

Our team of expert medical negligence solicitors are experienced in handling claims for maternity negligence. We are here to help you get the answers as to why the medical mistakes took place. We instruct the appropriate medical experts needed to analyse and build a strong case.

Affordable maternity negligence representation from Portsmouth to Liverpool | Representing clients nationwide

We work on a No Win No Fee arrangement.

Talk to Swain & Co Solicitors today to arrange a free initial consultation where we can discuss funding and the potential of bringing a maternity negligence claim.

We operate offices in Havant/Portsmouth, Southampton and Liverpool, enabling us to represent clients nationwide.

Contact us today for a free initial consultation

We have offices in Havant/Portsmouth, Southampton and Liverpool.

Call our Havant office: 023 92 483322
Call our Southampton office: 023 80 631111
Call our Liverpool office: 015 12 945000

Fax us: 023 92 483366

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Medical Negligence