Claims for medical errors during a caesarean birth

Although natural birth is a common occurrence for most parents, from time to time there is simply no possibility that this can occur and in this situation a caesarean birth may be required. In contrast to a traditional birth, this type of birth requires that a person makes a small incision into the stomach of the mother and manually removes the baby, although this is a well tried and tested procedure, there are a number of potential risks which can be associated with it.

Any type of procedure which requires surgery can be dangerous if it isn’t done correctly, and if you feel that you have been the victim of negligence during a caesarean birth – and you have been left with injuries as a result, you could look to make a claim for compensation.

WHAT IS A CAESAREAN BIRTH?

A caesarean birth occurs when the mother cannot give birth naturally and is a tried and tested way of safely removing a baby. It requires that the doctor or surgeon makes a small incision into the stomach of the mother, allowing the baby to be safely removed in the same way that a traditional birth would allow. The main difference here is that a caesarean birth can be slightly more dangerous for the mother than a traditional birth.

IF I AM INVOLVED IN THIS, WHERE COULD I CONSIDER MAKING A CLAIM?

There are many elements in a caesarean birth where you may consider making a compensation claim, these include:

  • Claims for a failed birth procedure
  • Claims for a failure to adequately administer anaesthetic
  • Claims for the use of improper medical equipment
  • Claims for failure to identify the need for a caesarean birth
  • Claims for injuries sustained by the child

CAN THE TEAM AT MEDICAL COMPENSATION 4U WORK TOGETHER WITH ME ON MY CLAIM?

If you are considering a compensation claim then working together with the team at Medical Compensation 4U could be on the cards. Our team of highly skilled professionals can work with you throughout your compensation claim, every step of the way, to ensure that you receive every penny that you are entitled to and that it’s put straight back into your pocket.