Maternal injury compensation claims

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Maternal compensation injury claims

  • Sometimes giving birth can lead to a mother suffering an injury, such as a major perineal tear or an emergency hysterectomy.
  • Such injuries can have a life-long impact, affecting continence (both urinary and faecal) or the ability to have further children.
  • Sometimes maternal injuries are unavoidable, but we can advise whether a claim is possible when an injury is likely to have been caused by sub-standard care.

What is a maternal injury?

A maternal injury refers to any physical harm or trauma experienced by a woman during pregnancy, childbirth, or postpartum period. This can include injuries to the reproductive organs, tears or lacerations during delivery, or complications from medical procedures. Maternal injuries can have serious consequences for both the mother and the baby.

What is a maternal injury compensation claim?

A maternal injury compensation claim is a legal process where a mother who has suffered physical or emotional harm during childbirth seeks financial compensation from the healthcare provider or hospital responsible for her care. This can include injuries such as nerve damage, infections, or emotional trauma.

Sarah Stanton

Sarah Stanton

Partner | Medical negligence

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Do you have a medical negligence compensation claim?

At Moore Barlow our team of expert solicitors have a wealth of experience helping clients with cases of medical negligence, representing them so that they may receive ample compensation for injuries that could have been avoided if they had received better medical treatment and care. Victims of medical negligence can suffer from a number of consequences, such as further operations and treatment, so deserve to receive compensation in return.

This can sometimes occur during pregnancy or childbirth, either to you or your child, causing sustained injury that can impact you for life. This is where we can help, utilising our years of unrivalled experience and team of specialist medical negligence solicitors to ensure that a thorough investigation is undertaken into the circumstances of your case. We do this with the aim to take forward a compensation claim, so that you are able to receive the closure and financial support you are entitled to and need.

How Moore Barlow can help

We have been able to establish beneficial relationships with renowned medical experts that can provide specialist knowledge to support your claim, covering all relevant areas of medical practice such as obstetrics, midwifery, neonatology, paediatric neurology and neuroradiology. This is so that we can always provide watertight medical evidence in court that is of the highest standard, supporting your claim effectively so that you receive the compensation you deserve.

We will always try and seek interim payments that can help you get the care and support you need for you or your child, understanding that the types of injuries caused by medical negligence can make being a new parent even more difficult. If liability is resolved, then we try to get you the financial support to help with gaining access to any ongoing medical treatment, care and support, education, therapy and equipment.

We are also able to offer our clients in an appropriate case a specialist ‘immediate needs assessment’ service.

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If you believe that you or someone you know has suffered as a result of medical negligence, especially concerning maternal birth injuries, please contact us today. We have offices in LondonRichmondSouthamptonGuildfordLymington and Woking and we deal with clients throughout the country. We will visit you at your home, hospital or rehabilitation unit.

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