Women and children can experience very specific types of medical negligence. Complications during child birth can cause damage to both mother and baby and have lasting consequences. For women there is also the risk of gynaecological errors and problems with fertility treatments.
Common injuries or conditions that can affect women and children due to clinical negligence include:
-Birth injuries to baby – Including Cerebral Palsy, Erb’s Palsy, Brachial Plexus Injury and wrongful birth.
-Birth injuries to mother – Including unnecessary C-section, tears, Uterine Rupture and failed sterilisation.
-IVF treatment & fertility problems – Including loss of sperm, wrong sperm inserted into eggs, embryo’s being inserted into the wrong woman and inadequate screening or advice being provided.
-Gynaecology negligence – Including gynaecological infections, unnecessary hysterectomy, smear test errors, cancer misdiagnosis, injuries to bladder and injuries resulting in loss of child bearing potential.
-Delays in diagnosis – Including delays in diagnosis of children with meningitis, cancer, fractures, asthma and so on.
Brain Damage and Death of Baby
If you or your child have suffered as a result of medical negligence then you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Contact us today for more information.
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