Can I claim for birth injury to mother compensation?

Birth injury to mother compensation claims are important in the process of mothers being able to recover from their ordeal. If you have suffered at the hands of a medical professional’s negligence, then you could be entitled to make a compensation claim for a birth injury.

Here at AWH Solicitors, we have a great deal of experience in helping with medical negligence claims and can help you with every step of the process.

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Birth Injury to Mother Compensation


Can I claim birth injury compensation as a mother?

If you have suffered an injury during the birth of your child that could have been avoided if you had received the right care from medical professionals, you can make a birth injury compensation claim. Birth injury to mother compensation is available for a number of different injuries, including:

  • Pelvic injury caused by the birth
  • Fractured or broken bones caused by the birth
  • Infections caused by the birth
  • Vaginal tears or lacerations caused by the birth
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding caused by the birth

This is not an exhaustive list, and if you have suffered from any injury relating to the birth of your child that could have been reasonably avoided then a chat with our expert solicitors can help you understand your legal situation. Contact us today.

What is the claim process for a birth injury to the mother?

A birth injury suffered by the mother falls under the legal bracket of medical negligence. When making a claim of this type – also known as a clinical negligence claim – there are four specifications to judge the situation. These are known as the four D’s of medical malpractice. They are:

  • Duty

This is the duty of care that all doctors legally owe to their patients.

  • Derelict

Dereliction is the official term for when a medical professional is considered to have broken their duty of care to the patient that they are treating.

  • Direct Cause

In order for a birth injury to mother compensation claim to be filed, it must be proved that it was the direct fault of a medical professional.

  • Damages

The damages that you as a mother could win in your birth injury compensation claim will be calculated based on a number of different factors.

If we can help you prove that your case fulfils the criteria for medical negligence, then you can likely make a birth injury to mother compensation claim. Contact us for more advice on the process.

How long will my claim take?

Because of the varying types of injuries that you can sustain during a traumatic birth, it is difficult to put an exact time scale on how long your claim might take. If you have suffered more serious injuries, then that could potentially mean that your claim will take longer because you may need to be examined by multiple medical professionals.

Your solicitor may also advise you to wait until you know your full medical prognosis before you make a claim, because you will not be able to claim any further amount if your condition or injury worsens. If you need advice on this, get in touch today.

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Contact us for Expert Birth Negligence Legal Help

If you have suffered a birth injury that could have been avoided, we can help you get the compensation that you deserve for what has happened to you. Contact us today to get started on making your claim and focussing on your recovery.

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