When an expectant mother gives birth, they rely on medical staff for a range of assistance and treatments. Although some mothers do give birth without any pain medication at all, most women choose to have some pain relief, such as an epidural or gas and air during the labour.
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Even the administering of pain medication must be carefully monitored to ensure that it doesn’t cause an adverse reaction. If, for example, the expectant mother is known to have a particular allergy, it’s vital the doctors don’t accidentally administer something that could trigger a reaction.
If something does go wrong during the labour, medical professionals are normally on hand to intervene and to help save the lives of both the mother and the child. If, for example, the birth isn’t progressing normally, they may decide to undertake a caesarean section so that the baby is born without any further complications.
In most cases, new parents are extremely grateful for the help of medical staff but, if things go wrong during the birth, it may be possible that the staff have failed to act in accordance with their duty of care. If medical staff make a mistake, or fail to act, it can have a devastating effect. Both the mother and the child could suffer from complications and their lives could be put at risk as a result. In some instances, children who have been hurt or injured during the birthing process will develop specific medical conditions as a result. This could leave them with lifelong symptoms or specific conditions which will affect them in later life.
Whilst most new parents feel overwhelmed when their child is born, if something has gone wrong during labour, things can be even more stressful. If you’re concerned for your child’s health, making a compensation claim with Airdrie accident claim solicitors is probably the last thing on your mind.
However, once your child has received treatment and is in a stable condition, you may want to consider making a compensation claim with Airdrie accident claim solicitors. If either the child or the mother has suffered because of the actions of medical staff, there is a good chance that you will be able to obtain compensation with help from specialists, such as us here at Accident Advice Helpline.
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If you, or your child, have been hurt in this way and you want to find out more about making a claim, you can contact Accident Advice Helpline at any time. We’ll be happy to assist you with your claim or to help you to find out more about the claims process and your legal rights. Simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993, if you’re calling from a mobile, and our personal injury team will do everything they can to help you to obtain compensation.
Date Published: 25th October 2014