Assisted Delivery Errors

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


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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Meet the team

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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