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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Injuries caused by medical mistakes in labour or delivery


    The period before giving birth is often filled with excitement and anticipation of what’s to come with the joy of a newborn. When you go to the hospital on the day of your delivery, you wouldn’t expect to experience any complications on a day that you’ve been looking forward to for so many months. There are several possible complications that could arise and ones which could lead to you claiming compensation for injuries caused by medical mistakes in labour or delivery.

    Injuries caused by medical mistakes in labour or delivery

    Medical mistakes in labour or delivery can be caused by a range of complications. The consequences of these can be minor or long term leading to additional care being required after birth for the mother or baby.

    • Failure by the present medical staff to supply the correct amount of oxygen to the baby. This could lead to serious and life-changing situations. Babies have been born with brain damage, epilepsy, cerebral palsy and even died if doctors fail to take the correct measures.
    • Women can suffer horrible injuries such as vaginal and perineal tears. These can have long-lasting painful consequences, and can be traumatic for mothers who wished to have more children.
    • There have been occasions when doctors have failed to act fast enough and perform an emergency cesarean section to rescue the baby and the child has been lost as a result. This is a heart-breaking consequence of doctors failing in their duty of care. Doctors are liable for lawsuits when this happens as their failure to respond to the presence of danger to their patients while in their care is negligence.

    Do you have a right to claim against negligent doctors?

    Doctors that have failed to take the requisite measures to take care of you and our child can be held responsible for their actions and you can claim compensation for your loss. Personal injury caused by medical negligence is a serious offence. It has to be proven against what a capable doctor would have done. At Accident Advice Helpline, we specialise in personal injury claims. We look to help people seek compensation for injuries inflicted upon them by others. If you are in this situation, do not hesitate to contact us.

    Claim for your injuries caused by medical mistakes in labour

    There are a number of ways that you could contact our helpful advisors if you want to make a claim. Our helpline is available for your call 24/7 on 0800 689 0500. You can even call from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. If you’re online, you can take a 30-second test to get a brief idea of whether your claim carries any weight.

    Date Published: February 19, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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