Pregnancy or maternal injuries

Medical negligence in pregnancyPregnancy and maternity medical negligence

Pregnancy is supposed to be a joyously happy time, but if you receive poor medical care that results in injury to you or your baby, it can be anything but. If you are worried that you have experienced medical negligence during your pregnancy, you should definitely seek legal advice to find out more about your options.

Pregnancy medical negligence – common causes of claims

Amongst the more common reasons for making a medical negligence claim arising out of pregnancy or maternal injuries are:

• Failure to diagnose gestational diabetes

• Failure to diagnose a uterine rupture

• Failure to diagnose pre-eclampsia

• A delay in diagnosing an ectopic pregnancy

• Maternal death or brain injury caused by a haemorrhage

• Inadequate repairs made to tears sustained during delivery

It is so very important that your doctor, nurse or midwife diagnose and make sure you get the right medical care for these conditions in particular, or else there could be serious consequences for you and your baby. For instance, gestational diabetes can lead to very large babies, which can pose problems during delivery, and raises the risk of the baby suffering from Erb’s palsy.

Pre-eclampsia is a condition that needs to be taken particularly seriously as it affects the placenta, which carries nutrients to the baby while it is in the womb. Many women with pre-eclampsia have to deliver their babies early because of the condition and so it is important that it is detected and monitored as soon as possible.

Pregnancy medical negligence – call our specialists

If you have suffered an injury during your pregnancy and you think it might be down to medical negligence, you should speak to one of our specialist medical negligence solicitors are soon as you are able.

It is sometimes tricky to prove medical negligence but instructing the right solicitor advice as soon as you are aware of a problem can make a huge difference. Experiencing problems during your pregnancy is always stressful, but it is even worse if you are worried they were caused by someone else.

If in doubt, speak to one of our solicitors, who will be more than happy to give you some initial advice, and if necessary, review the evidence in your case to see whether or not you have a valid claim.

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