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Making a Claim for Negligent Perineal Birth Trauma

Making a Claim for Negligent Perineal Birth Trauma

Severe perineal trauma requires meticulous medical care. If you have suffered a 3rd or 4th degree tear in childbirth, it may be appropriate to make a claim for compensation.

Have you experienced medical negligence?

Perineal trauma during childbirth can cause permanent and life-changing damage if it does not receive the correct medical attention.

If a woman has given birth through the vagina, it is essential that she undergoes a thorough examination to check for any signs of damage. If she has suffered a perineal or anal injury, it should be classified and recorded according to the guidelines of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists as either a 1st, 2nd, 3a, 3b, 3c or 4th degree tear.

If the woman has suffered a 3rd or 4th degree tear, she should be taken to an operating theatre where her injury should be repaired by an experienced surgeon.

If any part of this process is missed, the new mother may suffer a significant injury which passes undetected and remains unrepaired, leaving her with permanent bowel dysfunction and on-going symptoms.

Contact a specialist solicitor

It is important to get the advice of a medical negligence solicitor. If they agree to take on your case, they will arrange for medical experts to assess whether or not you have a valid claim. They will also negotiate with the Defendant with regard to agreeing the value of your claim.

Glynns Solicitors is a dedicated medical negligence legal practice. All our lawyers are experienced in this specialised field of law and can offer considerable expertise in managing maternal birth injury compensation claims.

Time limits in medical negligence compensation

Remember that the law imposes strict time limits when pursuing a claim for compensation for medical negligence. Any claim should be instigated within three years of the date of the alleged negligence.

There may be occasions where this time limit can be extended but it is always sensible to obtain expert medical advice as soon as possible after realising that you may have been the victim of medical negligence.

Contact the specialists

If you think you may have been the victim of medical negligence, contact Glynns Solicitors today. One of our team will be very happy to talk to you and advise you as to the best way forward.

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