Childbirth Injuries To Mother

Reviewed by
Peter Rigby, Director of Medical Neglience

We've got your pregnancy claim for injuries to mother covered

When giving birth, the main concerns are usually with the welfare of the newborn baby. However, if something goes wrong during the birth it is not only the baby’s life that may be at risk but also that of the mother. It is important that you are in the hands of a fully trained professional and if for any reason there are problems with the delivery that could have been prevented, or you were left with injuries as a result of medical negligence you may be eligible to make a compensation claim.

You may be able to claim in the event of injuries received through birth:

  • Episiotomy
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Unnecessary scarring and damage from a Caesarean section
  • Hospital acquired infections
  • Vaginal fissures and tears

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Injuries to mother compensation

From time to time, preventable injuries occur to both mother and baby during childbirth. When this happens as a result of negligence, and your long-term health or your child’s long-term health is affected, you may be entitled to compensation.

At Patient Claim Line, we are legal experts and take injuries during childbirth very seriously. Our expert team can help you to understand if you have the right to pursue a claim.

 

Episiotomy injury

During the birth of a child, medical professionals may make the decision to cut between the mother’s vagina and perineum to allow the baby to exit more easily. Unfortunately, episiotomies can lead to further infection and physical injury. When that decision has been made negligently, or the procedure itself results in an error, you are entitled to seek legal advice.

 

Pre-eclampsia

Pre-eclampsia often happens during the second half of a pregnancy, or immediately after a baby is born. Although cases can be symptomless, the condition can result in complications for both the mother and baby. Negligent treatment, delayed diagnosis or a failure to diagnose altogether can mean that you are entitled to compensation.

 

Caesarean section injuries

If you are a victim of avoidable scarring and damage from a Caesarean section, you could be entitled to compensation. A caesarean section, or c-section, is generally considered as a very safe procedure. However, there can be risks and complications when the treatment is not carried out to an acceptable standard.

At Patient Claim Line we are leading experts in the field of medical negligence and have extensive experience in dealing with a wide variety of claims. We offer a personal and professional approach and are 100% committed to achieving the best outcome we can for you.

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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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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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Team Leader/Senior Solicitor

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.

Bilal was also the recipient of the Customer Feedback Champion award in 2019.

 

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Jennifer Argent
Medical Negligence Solicitor

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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