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Giving birth is one of life’s most exhilarating experiences but if things go wrong, it can be one of the most traumatic too. Although mercifully rare, when events go awry during childbirth, the consequences for mother and child can be severe.
Mistakes or omissions can occur
Medical practitioners have a significant responsibility to ensure that they do everything they can to prevent problems during labour. While some events are unavoidable, there are a number of key areas where key mistakes or omissions can occur.
These include the failure to perform a Caesarean section in time, or at all, failing to conduct or monitor an induced birth correctly, failing to properly monitor the condition of the unborn child to pick up signs of distress, or not picking up on any medical abnormalities in the newborn child. More generally, some of the methods and implements used in complicated births – such as forceps – can cause severe trauma to the child and its mother if applied unnecessarily or incorrectly.
Are you due traumatic birth compensation?
If you or your child have been affected by any of these medical errors, you may have a claim for medical negligence compensation. Read more>> how to sue for medical negligence