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Claiming Compensation for Caesarean Section Negligence

Claiming Compensation for Caesarean Section Negligence

Giving birth to your baby by caesarean section is sometimes necessary due to the circumstances of the labour or may be desirable for other reasons. However, it can occasionally be a scenario where medical negligence occurs.

Surgical negligence

A caesarean section is a significant operation exposing the organs surrounding the uterus to accidental damage. Without the appropriate skill, experience and care, it is possible for the bladder or bowel, for example, to be damaged. This may be identified and repaired effectively at the time. However, a failure to observe the damage or an ineffective repair, can leave a new mother with debilitating, on-going and life-changing symptoms.

Negligent damage to the nerves during a caesarean section can also cause long-term physical difficulties. Where the relevant medical professional is considered to have been at fault, and where the patient suffers debilitating problems as a result of the negligence, it may be suitable to make a claim for compensation.

Post-operative infection

The nature of a caesarean section exposes a new mother to a risk of infection which needs to be minimised, monitored and responded to where appropriate.

Where prophylactic antibiotics should have been recommended but have not been used, resulting in a severe post-operative infection, the new mother may suffer long-term debilitating difficulties.

If signs and symptoms of an infection following a caesarean section are not spotted or treated, it may again be appropriate to make a claim for compensation.

How can a compensation claim help?

If an individual suffers on-going difficulties due to poor-quality medical care, they are entitled to compensation. If, for example, the patient is unable to work due to the effects of the medical negligence, or is limited in the nature of employment they can undertake, a successful compensation claim can provide recompense for those financial losses.

If an individual requires significant levels of personal care due to their negligent healthcare, a successful compensation claim should take that into account.

Speak to a specialist

If you or a loved one are struggling with the on-going impact of a significant failing in medical care relating to a caesarean section, contact Glynns Solicitors.

We are a specialist medical negligence legal practice with a team of experienced lawyers who will be very happy to discuss your situation and advise you as to the best way forward.

However, remember that compensation claims for medical negligence needed to be initiated within three years of the date of alleged negligence.

Contact us today to talk to a specialist solicitor about the possibility of making a claim for compensation.

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