Maternity and gynaecology compensation claims

We have a specialist maternity negligence team that has helped hundreds of people understand what may have gone wrong with the care they or their partner received during their pregnancy or whilst giving birth.

If you or your partner received maternity treatment that you suspect fell below required standards or suffered harm or injury during pregnancy, labour and postnatal care, we’re here to advise and support you.

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Understanding maternity negligence

Medical mistakes made whilst caring for a pregnant lady or during labour can have a devastating effect on the lives of both mum and baby. 

Doctors and midwives can be negligent if they fail to follow proper procedures or if they make a mistake. Sometimes, labour wards are under- staffed or training has not been properly given and that can lead to negligence too.

Some examples of maternity negligence include:

  • mistakenly performed episiotomies or mistakes in suturing them
  • errors in the management of pre-eclampsia
  • excessive haemorrhage/postpartum haemorrhage
  • failure to deliver the placenta/retained placenta
  • bladder and bowel damage as a result of a mismanaged labour
  • failures to detect or delays in detecting an ectopic pregnancy or misdiagnosed miscarriage
  • failures in advice around caesarean and vaginal deliveries and risks involved
  • harm to mum due to failure to admit to the maternity ward
  • birth defects and wrongful birth
  • stillbirth and neonatal death
  • fertility / IVF negligence
  • OASI Injuries 

We have also helped women who suffered harm following failures of healthcare professionals to follow guidelines around to pre-existing conditions or obstetric complications.

We’re here to help. You can call us on 0800 0448488 or email or request a call back

Your rights and eligibility

The effects of maternity negligence can be devastating. Physically, it can result in long term conditions such as varying degrees of bowel and/or bladder incontinence and psychologically it can have long lasting impacts including PTSD, anxiety and postnatal depression. Negligent care received during pregnancy can also have a significant effect on the embryo.

We can also assist in cases where a mismanaged birth caused harm to your baby.

Our solicitors are here to support you, and they are experienced in supporting families through the most difficult of times, including stillbirth and neonatal death, fatal injury to mums and cases resulting in serious birth injury.

How can compensation Help

Compensation paid for negligence claims is intended to compensate for the harm and suffering caused and to cover the costs incurred as a result of the damage done.

This can include loss of earnings, payments to cover the cost of remedial care that may not be available on the NHS, counselling, home adaptations and specialist equipment.

A compensation claim can also be the most appropriate way to get an explanation and answers about your maternity care and seek accountability and an apology for what happened to you or your partner. Finally it can provide a little solace that shining a light on your story can prevent it happening to other families  in the future.

Trusted expertise

As expert solicitors focusing on serious injury, medical negligence, mental capacity and education, you can trust us to get the best results for you.

We know how hard it is to deal with the harm you or a loved one has suffered. We’ll support you with empathy every step of the way.

We can help you on a no win no fee basis, meaning you don’t need to worry about funding legal costs

Our support doesn’t end after a claim. We can help you with your financial affairs after settlement and introduce you to charities and organisations that might be able to help you going forward.

Choosing a maternity negligence lawyer

If you are worried about the pre- or post-natal care you received or concerned that your labour was mismanaged, please speak to us. We understand that maternity injuries are very personal, intimate and emotional issues, and we will discuss your claim with you in a sensitive and supportive way.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch for a free, friendly initial conversation about what happened and your concerns , and allow us to guide you on whether you have a claim and how we can help you to pursue it. We will  ensure you have the correct cover in place so that you do not have to worry about having to pay legal costs.

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Maternity negligence FAQ’s

Usually, the time limit to begin a claim is three years from the date of negligence or the date you were aware of the negligence. If you are unsure if you can still make a claim, we are happy to offer advice. Please do get in touch.

Yes, but you will need to discuss your experience with a solicitor so they can provide you with specific advice for your circumstances

We are one of few firms that can fund child brain injury claims through legal aid. Even though legal aid is not specifically available for maternity negligence claims we may be able to fund any aspect of your claim relating your child this way. There are various other options available for funding a maternity negligence claim, including using your legal expenses insurance if you have some or through a conditional (no win no fee) agreement

Yes we do, and we are proud supporters of The MASIC Foundation, an organisation who support women who have suffered severe OASI injuries during childbirth.

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