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Claiming compensation for pregnancy negligence

We specialise in maternity and birth injury claims including pregnancy negligence. To find out if your case can be funded on a no win, no fee basis just call our free legal helpline on 0800 975 8091 or send us an email.

Our specialist lawyers are here to help you make a pregnancy negligence compensation claim.

They are experienced in supporting mothers and their families who are victims of  mistakes in maternity care. This includes harm suffered during the pregnancy itself, during labour and after delivery.

We make the legal process easy to understand and will be by your side every step of the way.

As well as helping families to recover the compensation they are entitled to, we also appreciate the need to obtain answers to your questions and ensure that other families will not have to go through the same ordeal.

What is pregnancy negligence?

Pregnancy negligence occurs when a healthcare professional fails to act in accordance with accepted standards of medical care and as a result the mother or baby (or both) suffer harm.

Types of pregnancy negligence

Pregnancy negligence can take many forms and we have a dedicated birth injury website that contains lots of useful information on all the types of cases we deal with. You can visit that specialist site here. The areas include:

  • perineal tear claims;
  • shoulder dystocia claims;
  • caesarean section claims;
  • retained placenta claims;
  • wrongful birth claims;
  • forceps claims;
  • pre-eclampsia claims;
  • Erb’s Palsy claims;
  • anaesthesia claims;
  • fetal distress claims;
  • brachial plexus claims; and
  • surgical failures.

What compensation can be claimed for pregnancy negligence?

Mother and child are entitled to recover compensation for physical and psychological harm suffered as a result of negligent medical care.

Financial losses can also be recovered, including lost earnings, the cost of care, medical fees, adaptations to the house and specialist equipment.

How do I know if there has been negligence?

Obviously not every issue that arises during pregnancy, labour and birth is the result of negligence. However, if you feel that the healthcare professionals involved with your pregnancy are a fault and you would like to know where you stand then contact our free legal helpline for an assessment of your case.

Our team of experienced lawyers will assess your potential claim and tell you whether it is one where compensation might be available. We have links with a network of doctors and clinicians nationwide who can provide us with support whenever a case needs input from a medical expert on a technical issue

Specialist maternity and childbirth lawyers

Our lawyers specialise in childbirth, maternity and pregnancy negligence claims. The team is led by Oliver Thorne who has been assisting the BBC with an investigation into hospital maternity deaths. Oliver has been featured in the influential Legal 500 guide alongside his colleague Caroline Webber-Brown who specialises in gynaecological and obstetric claims.

What about legal costs?

You do not need to allow worries about funding legal costs put you off making a claim as we are able to work on a No Win, No Fee basis.

Free legal helpline

Contact our free helpline by calling  0800 975 8091 or sending us an email.

Pregnancy Negligence Claims