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13 Jun 2024

Clinical Negligence

Complications in Child Birth

Complications in child birth are rare, but what happens when things go wrong?

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Welcoming a new child into the world should be a happy time for any mother, but a recent news story regarding a woman who was left with stoma after traumatic birth has thrown a spotlight as to what can happen when complications occur.

Thankfully, the majority of births are free from complications, but unfortunately, mistakes can sometimes occur during childbirth that can injure the mother, the baby, or both.

Types of Birth Complications

Some examples as to the types of complications that can occur include:

  • Anaesthetic complications
  • Injuries to mother or baby due to forceps being used in delivery
  • Failure to detect foetal abnormalities during antenatal scans
  • Failure to diagnose and treat ectopic pregnancies
  • Incorrect repair of vaginal tearing
  • Retained placental tissue being undetected
  • Injuries to baby during Caesarean Section
  • Unexpected damage to mother’s internal organs during Caesarean Section
  • Incorrect maternity care leading to injury to baby or stillbirth

Birth injuries or complications can be a traumatic event for a family, but help is available. Our team of experienced and sympathetic clinical negligence solicitors can help support and guide you and your family through the investigation process.

How can we help?

If you, your baby, or both of you have suffered due to medical negligence, Harding Evans Solicitors may be able to help you to make a claim for compensation, please contact us today.

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