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Obstetrics and gynaecology

It should be the happiest time of your life, but, unfortunately, things can and do go wrong during pregnancy or birth.

Although this is usually the consequence of a natural complication, such wrongs can be the result of clinical negligence.

Our clinical negligence team have successfully settled many obstetrics and gynaecology negligence cases. The most common cases of obstetrics negligence include cerebral palsy, erbs palsy and, injury to the mother.

Many become confused between the difference between obstetrics and gynaecology. Gynaecology deals with the female reproductive system whilst obstetrics relates to pregnancy and childbirth.

Such types of cases are extremely complex not only legally but, also due to the stress and emotional trauma the family have had to face. Our Specialist team help victims recover compensation which in turn allow families to rebuild their life, access the treatment and rehabilitation required and, deal with other losses such as loss of earnings.

Common examples of gynaecological negligence are:

- Failed sterilisation

- Misdiagnosis, perhaps of cervical cancer or abnormal cells

- Poor surgical technique, such as when inserting a contraceptive device

- Missing or failing to treat an infection

During birth, there can be injury to either the mother, the baby or both. Some of the types of obstetrics negligence are:

- Cerebral Palsy

- Erb's Palsy (Brachial Plexus Injury / Shoulder Dystocia)

- Injuries to the mother

- Brain injuries

- Fractured/broken bones

- Failure to detect abnormalities in a foetus

- Failure to diagnose an ectopic pregnancy

- Damage to baby because of a mismanaged labour

- Damage to baby because a high risk pregnancy wasn't noted

- Neonatal death

- Umbilical cord problems

- Ruptured placentas

- Scarring caused by tools used during assisted deliveries (e.g. forceps)

- Nerve damage again, often caused by tools used during assisted deliveries

First steps

At your request, our specialist team shall carry out a home visit in order to conduct the initial consultation. During this consultation, as well as take details of the suspected negligence, our team shall highlight any additional care and assistance needs, be it additional assistance at school or, rehabilitation needs such as physiotherapy. Our team also have the capability to provide a charitable fact sheet in order to put you in contact with charities that may be able to provide further support to your family.

If you believe you qualify to make a claim, contact us today for us to assess the merits of your case on 01633 262848.

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Obstetrics and gynaecology

It should be the happiest time of your life, but, unfortunately, things can and do go wrong during pregnancy or birth.

Although this is usually the consequence of a natural complication, such wrongs can be the result of clinical negligence.

Our clinical negligence team have successfully settled many obstetrics and gynaecology negligence cases. The most common cases of obstetrics negligence include cerebral palsy, erbs palsy and, injury to the mother.

Many become confused between the difference between obstetrics and gynaecology. Gynaecology deals with the female reproductive system whilst obstetrics relates to pregnancy and childbirth.

Such types of cases are extremely complex not only legally but, also due to the stress and emotional trauma the family have had to face. Our Specialist team help victims recover compensation which in turn allow families to rebuild their life, access the treatment and rehabilitation required and, deal with other losses such as loss of earnings.

Common examples of gynaecological negligence are:

- Failed sterilisation

- Misdiagnosis, perhaps of cervical cancer or abnormal cells

- Poor surgical technique, such as when inserting a contraceptive device

- Missing or failing to treat an infection

During birth, there can be injury to either the mother, the baby or both. Some of the types of obstetrics negligence are:

- Cerebral Palsy

- Erb's Palsy (Brachial Plexus Injury / Shoulder Dystocia)

- Injuries to the mother

- Brain injuries

- Fractured/broken bones

- Failure to detect abnormalities in a foetus

- Failure to diagnose an ectopic pregnancy

- Damage to baby because of a mismanaged labour

- Damage to baby because a high risk pregnancy wasn't noted

- Neonatal death

- Umbilical cord problems

- Ruptured placentas

- Scarring caused by tools used during assisted deliveries (e.g. forceps)

- Nerve damage again, often caused by tools used during assisted deliveries

First steps

At your request, our specialist team shall carry out a home visit in order to conduct the initial consultation. During this consultation, as well as take details of the suspected negligence, our team shall highlight any additional care and assistance needs, be it additional assistance at school or, rehabilitation needs such as physiotherapy. Our team also have the capability to provide a charitable fact sheet in order to put you in contact with charities that may be able to provide further support to your family.

If you believe you qualify to make a claim, contact us today for us to assess the merits of your case on 01633 262848.

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