We have successfully handled a range of cases where injury has occurred to a mother during labour or delivery.
Unnecessary Caesarean Section
For example one of our clients was given the wrong drug during her pregnancy which meant that she had to be rushed to theatre and have her baby by emergency caesarean section instead of by normal vaginal delivery. She recovered compensation for having to have an unnecessary caesarean section.
This is where a cut (episiotomy) is made in the perineum (the area between the front and back passages) to help deliver a baby quickly.
Sometimes the cut can lead to complications because the cut is made through the anal sphincter and not repaired or badly repaired leading to incontinence and bowel problems. A badly repaired episiotomy may also lead to sexual problems.
Uterine Rupture/Placental/Uterine Abruption
This happens when the placenta comes away from the uterine wall before the baby is born and can put the mother and baby in danger. It can lead to the mother and baby being deprived of oxygen, serious brain injury and even death.
Failed Sterilisation / Failed Vasectomy
If you or your partner have fallen pregnant after having one of these procedures then you may be able to bring a claim for having to go through a pregnancy and delivery or termination if you can prove that the reason for the failure was negligently performed surgery.
Retained Products of conception
If the afterbirth is not fully delivered it can lead to infections such as septicaemia.
Have you or someone you know suffered injury during labour or delivery? If so, contact us today to discuss the treatment that you, your family member or friend may have received.