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How Do I Claim Compensation for a Missed 3rd Degree Tear?

How Do I Claim Compensation for a Missed 3rd Degree Tear?

If medical professionals have provided substandard care of a severe perineal injury during vaginal childbirth, you may be suffering disabling symptoms. If so, it may appropriate to make a claim for compensation.

Timing in medical negligence compensation cases

One crucially important factor is to act promptly. The law imposes strict limitations on when a claim for medical negligence can be made and it is important to ensure that you act within that timeframe. If your severe birth tear was missed in January 2020, for example, leaving you with on-going and debilitating symptoms, you need to make your claim for compensation within three years. This would mean acting before January 2023.

Occasionally there are exceptions to this scenario where you can demonstrate that you were not aware that you had been the victim of medical negligence until a later date. However, taking action sooner rather than later is advisable and will also mean an earlier conclusion to your case.

Get specialist advice

Compensation claims for medical negligence are extremely complex and require the support of a specialist lawyer and skilled medical experts. Contact a medical negligence solicitor in order to get advice as to whether you are likely to be able to make a claim.

Here at Glynns Solicitors, as specialists in medical negligence, we have extensive experience of perineal tear compensation and have supported numerous women in achieving highly-successful claims.

Claiming compensation

For a successful conclusion to your claim, you need to be able to show that your medical practitioner provided substandard care. With regard to a 3rd degree tear, it may be that your diagnosis was inaccurate, perhaps suggesting that you had a lesser 2nd degree tear, or you may have received no diagnosis at all.

You also need to be able to show that the negligence has caused you to suffer a worse outcome than had the negligence not occurred. In the case of a 3rd degree tear, it may be that you are suffering on-going incontinence or urgency which has affected your capacity for work and caused a significant loss of income.

Legal advice

If you are struggling with the distressing impact of bowel incontinence due to poor-quality medical care of a third degree tear, contact us at Glynns today.

One of our team of specialist solicitors will be very happy to talk to you about the suitability of making a claim for compensation.

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