Childbirth Negligence

Childbirth Negligence, Tear Risk Negligence and Health Issues

Childbirth can be a very stressful time for any family, complications whether small or large can be a big worry for new parents. If a mother experiences a perineal tear, the issue isn’t usually with the tear itself, but how it is ultimately repaired and treated by the doctor.

When are births usually at risk from perineal tears?

  • When it is their first vaginal birth
  • When there is a long second stage of labour
  • When the child’s shoulder gets stuck behind the pubic bone
  • During a delivery that is assisted
  • When a baby weighs over 4kg

What happens after I experience a perineal tear?

Perineal tears are common and can happen to anyone during labour. Sometimes, an episiotomy is made which is an incision made on the perineum, however, episiotomies don’t always prevent 3rd and 4th-degree tears from happening.

Depending on the size, some of the tears manage to heal themselves, however, it is essential for the tear to be examined to determine whether the patient will require treatment or further operations. Perineal tears are put into 4 degrees depending on the severity of the tear after the birth, treatment is determined by the degree of the tear after the birth. It is the doctor’s responsibility to examine the patient after birth, especially if any complications occur during the birth.

Can I make a claim if I have experienced perineal tear treatment negligence?

There is a range of claims that can be made in relation to negligence during the treatment of the perineal tear. Common claims made by patients can be failing to diagnose or treat a perineal tear, including repairing it incorrectly or even failing to perform the correct procedures to avoid perineal tears.

People who experienced negligence can also encounter mental and physical trauma, which means that they may be eligible for compensation.

How much compensation can I claim for childbirth negligence?

The amount of compensation you get depends on the level of mental and physical damages experienced. It is also determined by the amount of evidence you can gather to prove medical negligence, whether it’s either due to a botched procedure, or mistreating a perineal tear case.

What sort of evidence would help my childbirth negligence claim?

It is essential to have evidence to back your claim up if you have been affected by medical negligence, evidence could include:

  • Photographs and videos of the injuries
  • Witness statements
  • Medical records
  • Receipts

Have you experienced childbirth negligence?

If you have experienced childbirth medical negligence, get in touch with us now! Here at Solicitors On Your Side, we will do everything we can for you to get the compensation you need and make the experience as stress-free as possible, enabling you to get back to your daily life in no time. We will ensure to treat your case in the most professional way, enabling you to convey your story in the best possible way.

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