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Maternity negligence claims

Claim compensation for negligent care during pregnancy or labour

Our medical negligence solicitors have helped many mothers who have experienced preventable life-changing complications during pregnancy or childbirth pursue a successful maternity negligence claim and secure compensation to cover private remedial surgery and treatments.

Throughout pregnancy and labour, you are closely monitored by a team of midwives and obstetricians. If a complication arises, it’s usually spotted quickly and responded to correctly to ensure mother and baby’s safety. However, on rare occasions, mistakes are made, and some can have devastating consequences.

If you’re concerned about the treatment you received during your pregnancy or labour and you or your baby has been injured as a result, please get in touch so we can help you.

Request a free maternity negligence claim assessment

Call 0800 316 8892 or get in touch online to speak to a medical negligence solicitor who specialises in maternity negligence and birth injuries to mothers. This consultation is free and you’re under no obligation to go any further.

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Types of maternity negligence

Examples of birth injuries to the mother

Why choose us?

What our clients say

Types of maternity negligence claims

Maternity care in the UK is usually very good. However, if during your pregnancy, a midwife or other healthcare professional fails to spot warning signs or doesn’t take the right action to prevent serious harm to you or the baby, this may amount to negligence.

Examples of negligence during pregnancy include:

  • Failure to detect serious abnormalities of the unborn baby
  • Misdiagnosis of gestational diabetes
  • Misdiagnosis of an antenatal infection
  • Failed sterilisation
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Failure to diagnose and treat pre-eclampsia

Examples of birth injuries to mother

Birth injuries to the mother arising from mistakes during labour include:

  • Bowel incontinence post-birth
  • Post partum haemorrhage
  • Perineal tears
  • Retained placenta
  • Injury through assisted delivery
  • Errors during C-sections or failing to offer a caesarean
  • Infection, e.g. Group B Streptococcus (GBS)
  • Fissures in the lining of the vagina
  • Failure to manage pre-eclampsia or HELLP syndrome
  • Failure to manage other infections
  • Incorrect suturing after an episiotomy or caesarean section causing scarring and requiring further treatment
  • Caesarean wound infection
  • Death during childbirth

Reasons to choose Clarke Willmott for your maternity negligence claim

  • Empathetic and considerate approach – we’ll listen carefully to your experience and how it has impacted you and your family to ensure you get the treatment and support you need.
  • Accredited medical negligence experts – we’re a member of The Law Society, AvMA and APIL specialist clinical negligence panels, independent bodies that insist on the highest quality service and value for money.
  • Partner oversight – your claim will be supervised by one of our most senior and experienced medical negligence solicitors, so you receive the highest standard of advice.
  • Proven track record – a history of achieving significant compensation in complex maternity negligence claims.
  • Legal support beyond your claim – as a full-service law firm, we can advise you on any further legal matters arising from your claim.

Speak to a specialist maternity negligence solicitor

Call 0800 316 8892 now or contact us online to request a free consultation to discuss your claim with a specialist maternity negligence solicitor.

What our clients say

“Being very unwell this was initially a very daunting prospect. It was made considerably easier by the skill and support from all the staff my husband and I had contact with. There was always someone at the end of the phone to answer any queries. I would like to say thank you to Kerry Fifield and her team for all the help and consideration to do with this claim.Hazel from Surrey

“From the moment Kerry took on our case she demonstrated nothing but compassion, understanding and professionalism. As a family, we felt understood, listened to and supported which was imperative for us at the time.” RM

“After giving birth to my first child I had a 3rd degree tear which lead to many issues as it was repaired as a 2nd degree tear. By the time I found out why I was having so many issues and felt I was ready to talk about it and take litigation I was at the end of my limitation period. I called many solicitors that were not willing to take on the case due to the limitation. Clark Willmott were different and took the time to understand exactly what happened and when and found a way not only to find a solution to the limitation issue but to go on and win the case. Vanessa Harris was dealing with my case and she was totally committed, kept to deadlines, very patient and very smart.”

“The help and support given to me by Vanessa could not have been better. She gave advice throughout but also listened to me when I made comments. She handled a very sensitive and painful time for me with kindness as well as being professional and efficient she became thought of as a friend I could depend on.” Catherine from Swansea

Contact a maternity negligence solicitor

If you need legal advice about making pregnancy medical negligence claim, call us now on 0800 316 8892 or contact us online.

Your key cotnacts

Marguarita Tyne

Head of Personal Injury & Medical Negligence

Marguarita Tyne is a claimant clinical negligence solicitor who investigates and brings claims on behalf of patients who have been injured during the course of their medical treatment, acting mainly (but not exclusively) for brain injury claimants in high value and often complex litigation.
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Kerry Fifield

Partner and Clinical Negligence Team Manager

Kerry’s primary focus is the needs of the client and their family when pursuing a claim, taking into account that each client is an individual with specific requirements who needs to be supported in addition to the legal investigation.
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