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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

    Claiming compensation for negligent Caesarean section


    Pregnancy is never an easy process but some mothers may have more difficulty giving birth than others. If complications arise during pregnancy or childbirth, a physician may recommend a Caesarean section as opposed to natural childbirth. This is often a last resort but, depending on the circumstances, may be necessary to prevent further problems or injuries to you or your child. A Caesarean comes with some element of risk as with any surgical procedure therefore, your doctor should make you aware of these risks beforehand. Risks to the mother include infection, severe blood loss or rupture of the incision scar later after surgery. The anaesthetic also poses a risk to those who may have eaten beforehand but require an emergency Caesarean section. Although it is rare, surgery at this has the potential to go wrong, particularly as it often must be performed on the spot without much warning to the patient. You can contact Accident Advice Helpline about a negligent Caesarean section.

    When is a surgeon considered negligent?

    Every case is different and surgeons perform many successful Caesarean sections every day. However, in some cases, something may go wrong and you could be injured or become ill. A surgeon could be negligent if the equipment is not cared for or sterilised adequately or if the surgery is nor performed correctly. If your stitches burst after the procedure they may not have been sewed in correctly during your Caesarean. You may become ill as a result of catching a bacterial infection in your wound or your surgery may be botched resulting in pain and suffering thereafter. In addition, you may not have been required to undergo a Caesarean at all and were operated on. If you become injured or ill after a Caesarean section and you feel that someone was negligent, Accident Advice Helpline can help you to claim compensation.

    Winning compensation for a negligent Caesarean section

    If you are injured or become ill after a Caesarean and it is someone else’s fault, you may be able to win a cash sum to help you cope financially with the aftermath of the surgery. Should there be evidence of negligence you can contact Accident Advice Helpline free on our 24-hour phone line to speak with an advisor about how to pursue your compensation claim. As we have been in business for many years, we have helped thousands of victims of medical negligence to claim the compensation they deserve for their illness or injury.

    Date Published: July 11, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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