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    Negligence claim in West Midlands


    Choosing a caesarian section and how to make a negligence claim against your doctor

    In many cases, the caesarian section is seen as one way to give birth in emergency situations. It will often be the last port of call when a woman is struggling to give birth naturally, to get the baby out quickly and keep both the mother and the infant safe. However, in recent years, many women are choosing to have elective caesarian sections, instead of attempting a natural birth at all, despite this being major surgery as opposed to a relatively natural process.

    So why would women be choosing to undergo surgery as opposed to pushing their babies out like their mothers and grandmothers did in the past? Here are some of the reasons you might choose this option.

    • It is quicker. Labour and giving birth can last for hours or even days. If you choose an elective caesarian section, you will be taken in, and come out with your newborn in a matter of minutes. For those who desperately want to see their baby, it cuts out a lot of the time that you would have to wait.
    • It is less painful. For an elective caesarian, you usually won’t have gone into labour beforehand, so won’t have to experience any of the intense labour pains that frighten most women. What you should remember, though, is that the healing process may be more painful after a caesarian, so this choice is up to you.
    • It is more clinical. The act of giving birth is probably the most primal that any woman will go through and this appeals to a lot of women. However, for other women this seems unpleasant and very frightening, which is where a caesarian can help to reduce a lot of fear.

    Think about making a negligence claim in West Midlands

    If you have undergone a caesarian section either as a last resort because of a difficult birth, or because you have chosen to undergo one, the risks should have been explained to you in detail. However, if you still feel that you have been badly injured by your doctor, through no fault of your own, you can think about making a negligence claim in West Midlands for compensation against them.

    Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make the decision whether you want to make a neligence claim in West Midlands or not, by providing you with free advice and support about making a claim, and giving you a good idea as to whether your claim will be successful or not. Call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out more about making an injury claim in West Midlands.

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