Childbirth and Gynaecology Claims

If you or your child have suffered any injuries during childbirth, or during gynaecological procedures, then you may be able to claim medical negligence.


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What is childbirth and gynaecology negligence?

Pregnancy and childbirth are incredibly exciting for expecting parents, but it can feel like the world is caving in on you when something goes wrong.

Childbirth and gynaecology negligence occur when a medical professional provides substandard care for a patient during pregnancy, birth, or any gynaecological issue.

Examples of gynaecological negligence include:

  • A delay or a failure to diagnose ectopic pregnancy
  • Failure to screen for any infections, illnesses, or conditions
    • Examples include Down’s syndrome, spina bifida, or any heart and brain defects
  • Failing to treat any maternal infection
    • Such as maternal sepsis or UTIs
  • Improper use of forceps
  • Injuries to the child during or after birth
    • This can include brain damage to the child, resulting in cerebral palsy
  • Injuries to the mother before or after birth
    • Any injuries to the vaginal area, such as perineal tears
  • Misdiagnosed miscarriage and negligent stillbirth
  • Mishandled pregnancy complications
    • Such as pre-eclampsia

Who is responsible for childbirth and gynaecological negligence?

If childbirth or gynaecological negligence has taken place, it is usually down to medical professionals working in those departments.

This includes midwives, surgeons, and gynaecologists.

If you or your child have suffered from any negligence, the healthcare provider should take responsibility.

How much can I claim?

We understand that no amount of money can ever fix the hurt and trauma caused by losing a child or suffering a childbirth injury.

But it can go a long way to paying for any care you or your child may need, and any specialist equipment - such as walking aids, braces, or pushchairs - needed as a result of the injury.

The amount of compensation you’ll receive depends on the severity of the injury you or your child has suffered from.

You could also receive special damages, which cover the financial damages caused by the negligence, such as a loss of wages if you needed unpaid time off work or transport costs for treatment.

If you want to get an average figure, we recommend using our compensation calculator.

A specialist solicitor can give you a more accurate figure. So we recommend you get in touch with us at First4Lawyers to see if you have a claim.

How will I pay for a claim?

There is no need for you to worry about paying for upfront any legal fees or costs when making a childbirth compensation claim with First4Laywers, as we offer a No Win No Fee service.

This means that nothing needs to be paid if the case is unsuccessful and makes claiming for medical negligence at First4Lawyers risk-free.

If your case is successful and you are awarded compensation, any legal fees will be settled at the end of the claim.

So, either way, you won’t have to worry about finding the money to get the best legal help and the justice you deserve.

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Our No Win No Fee solicitors will take a success fee from the compensation you are awarded for a successful claim in the form of a percentage of your damages. This could be up to 25% but it won't be more than that, except in cases of road traffic accidents and housing disrepair. Changing laws mean our solicitors will now take a payment of 35% of the final compensation amount plus VAT for all road traffic accident and housing disrepair claims.

First4Lawyers are an award-winning claims management company with a track record of delivering service that our clients love.

How long do I have to claim?

As a rule, you can begin a medical negligence claim up to three years after it has taken place.

But there can be exceptions to that rule, so get in touch with us at First4Lawyers if you’re not sure whether you can still make a claim.

your claim as soon as you can is always the best idea and something we strongly recommend.

We advise this because it can be easier for your solicitor to gather evidence if you start your claim soon after experiencing negligence. And the sooner you start your claim, the clearer the details of what happened will be in your mind.

This can help bring the case together faster.

I’ve suffered from childbirth and gynaecology negligence. What should I do?

When you feel the time is right, we recommend you take the first step in your journey to justice with us at First4Lawyers.

All you have to do is give us a call, and one of our compassionate advisors will ask you some straightforward questions to see if you have a claim.

If we think you have a claim, we will match you with one of our expert solicitors. They will work hard to take the stress out of making a claim for you.

So give us a call, claim online, or request a callback. We are here to help every step of the way.


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