Midwife negligence claims
Birthing preferences change with time, and the latest trend has seen people moving back towards home births. However, wherever the birth takes place it calls for the specialised skills of a midwife. Whether you are giving birth in hospital or at home your midwife plays a crucial role.
While midwives in the UK are trained to the highest possible standards, mistakes can still occur and when they do the consequences for you and your baby can be serious.
If an error happens during pregnancy, while giving birth or in the period immediately following birth, legal advice from a medical negligence solicitor specialising in birth injuries should be sought as soon as possible. Our lawyers are highly experienced in birth injury claims and team leader Oliver Thorne has recently been assisting a BBC investigation into maternity care in the UK. We also have a dedicated specialist birth injury website containing lots of useful information and case studies, which you will find here.
Midwife negligence claims can arise in many ways and if you are in any doubt then our team will be happy to provide you with a free case review. Examples include situations where:
- you experience symptoms that should prompt your midwife to arrange a test or specialist investigation, but this is not carried out;
- a medical condition is misdiagnosed;
- test results are not correctly analysed; or
- your medical history is not taken into consideration.
Given the seriousness of birth injuries it is advisable to seek legal help as swiftly as possible. We will carry out a free case assessment and if it is something we can assist with then we will deal with your midwife negligence claim on a no win, no fee basis.