Assisted Delivery Errors

Reviewed by
Peter Rigby, Director of Medical Neglience

We've got your claim for errors during assisted delivery covered

When contemplating pregnancy, the least enjoyable part of it all for most women will be the delivery. It is therefore understandable that the delivery is met with a large amount of trepidation and in some situations, it may not be possible to have a natural birth – even though it may not have been planned that way.

An assisted birth may have to be carried out whereby additional tools are used by the doctor to aid in the process. We entrust doctors to deliver our babies safely and quickly. If you feel that a doctor, midwife or nurse has been negligent to you or your baby in an assisted delivery, you may be able to make a medical negligence claim for birth injuries.

You may be able to claim in the event of:

  • Preventable injuries to the baby or mother during delivery
  • Preventable injuries caused by either the forceps or Ventouse method
  • Damage to the perineum such as cuts and tears

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Damage to the perineum such as cuts and tears

Damage to the perineum, including cuts and tears can be incredibly painful. Women who have experienced this may find it difficult to walk or even sit. Also, severe tears may even cause persistent bleeding or lead to further infection. When this injury occurs as a result of negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

 

Preventable injuries to mother

As reputable, trusted medical negligence lawyers, we take preventable injuries to mother during childbirth very seriously.

If your assisted delivery claim is accepted, not only will our dedicated team take control of the paperwork, we’ll make sure we’re only a visit or a phone call away.

 

Forceps delivery claim

During delivery, sometimes forceps are used during to ease a baby’s head. Forceps are smooth metal instruments designed to fit precisely around a baby’s head and are should be used to assist the birth.

But when used negligently, these injuries can have a lasting impact on you and your baby. Negligent forceps deliveries can cause long term problems that could otherwise have been prevented.

 

Ventouse delivery claim

Ventouse, or a vacuum cup, delivery can also cause injuries during childbirth when used negligently. You may be entitled to claim compensation if you have been a victim of negligent use of these tools.

The ventouse (vacuum cup) can be carefully attached to the baby’s head by suction. However, if there is evidence to suggest this was not carried out with a duty of care, we want to know.

Our legal team are specialists in medical negligence and will do everything they can to progress a claim for you. We will be able to assess quickly and fairly whether we believe you have a claim, leaving you time to rest and recover.

 

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Georgia Briscoe

Georgia Briscoe
Director of Legal Strategy and Transformation

Georgia is one of our Directors of Medical Negligence and has an impressive wealth of knowledge. She has over 15 years of legal experience and is responsible for overseeing the whole medical negligence team.

Georgia prides herself on the development of her team and aims to ensure that everyone in the department shares the same passion, tenacity and drive to get the best possible result for the injured patient.

Georgia is in charge of the day to day operational running of our largest medical negligence department, working hard to ensure a self-sustainable future for the team. Georgia is heavily involved in developing Fletchers’ nationwide reputation as medical negligence experts, alongside ensuring that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.

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Georgia Briscoe

Georgia Briscoe
Director of Legal Strategy and Transformation

Georgia is one of our Directors of Medical Negligence and has an impressive wealth of knowledge. She has over 15 years of legal experience and is responsible for overseeing the whole medical negligence team.

Georgia prides herself on the development of her team and aims to ensure that everyone in the department shares the same passion, tenacity and drive to get the best possible result for the injured patient.

Georgia is in charge of the day to day operational running of our largest medical negligence department, working hard to ensure a self-sustainable future for the team. Georgia is heavily involved in developing Fletchers’ nationwide reputation as medical negligence experts, alongside ensuring that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.

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Having joined Patient Claim Line in 2017, Bilal is a Clinical Negligence Solicitor with extensive experience in the medical negligence field. He has recently qualified as an internationally and nationally accredited mediator, recognised by the Civil Mediation Council, International Mediation Institute and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Bilal has been recognised for his excellent client work, having received the ‘Customer Award’ at our annual awards evening.

Having had continuous exposure to medical negligence claims throughout his career, Bilal has developed a large skillset, enabling him to bring matters to time-efficient, amicable solutions. Bilal completes a formal assessment of each case and strategically plans the progression of the case, ensuring all cases within his team run smoothly and that our customers receive the justice they deserve.

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Jennifer joined the team in 2018 with a wealth of experience of working in Medical Negligence in several firms across the North of England. As a Solicitor, Jennifer has an in-depth knowledge of the law and a recognition of the suffering that customers have already been through and the support that they may need through their claim. She works efficiently to achieve the best outcome for her customers. She has a wide range of experience within Medical Negligence and has particular expertise in delayed diagnoses of cancer, shoulder and eye injuries.

 

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Admitted to the roll of Solicitors in 2016, Kate is a Senior Litigation Executive at Patient Claim Line. She handles cases through to settlement or issuing. Within the team she is responsible for corresponding with customers and experts to ensure cases are conducted in a proactive and effective manner. Kate provides support and guidance to the team to deliver an outstanding service to our customers.

 

 

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