Surely, if something doesn’t go to plan during my pregnancy or child’s birth I can bring a claim?
Unfortunately not. Pregnancy and labour is the same as every medical procedure – things don’t always go to plan. But that doesn’t automatically mean you have a claim for compensation. Sometimes though, the treatment a person receives is way below the accepted standard.
This is why it is important to seek legal advice from one of our team straight away. We have had years of experience dealing with birth, pregnancy and gynaecology claims. We can advise you fully and guide you through the claim process if we believe you have reasonable prospects of bringing a successful medical negligence claim.
A legal claim can be brought against anyone that has treated you, and must be brought to court within three years (in rare cases you can exceed this) of the date you first knew, or could reasonably have been expected to know, that you had suffered a significant injury caused by someone else’s negligent acts or omissions. In the case of a child the three years runs from their 18th birthday.
Use our experience
Here are some examples of Birth, Pregnancy and Gynaecology Claims we have advised clients on:-
- Where a baby is deprived of oxygen during labour – cerebral palsy claims
- Shoulder Dystocia
- Perineal tears during birth
- Hysterectomy problems
- Retained products
- Midwifery Claims
- Erb’s Palsy
Can we help?
Our specialist team of advisors would be more than happy to talk to you about your treatment and advise whether we should meet for a free consultation so we can properly advise you on your options. Please call us on 01522 561020; or call into one of our offices in Boston, Lincoln, Sleaford, Grantham, Spalding and Newark.
If you have a birth, pregnancy and gynaecology claims we can help.