Birth Injuries to Mother Compensation Claims Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee
Childbirth is a moment of joy and anticipation for families, but unfortunately, complications can arise that result in injuries to the mother. If you have suffered a birth injury that you believe could have been prevented, you may be entitled to compensation. At Calio Claims, we understand the emotional and physical toll that birth injuries can have on mothers, and we are here to provide you with the support and expertise needed to navigate the complex process of making a claim.
Calio Claims are expert medical negligence solicitors in Glasgow, and are here to provide the support and guidance you need throughout your medical negligence claim.
Understanding birth injuries
Most births are straightforward, but there are occasions where problems can occur, leading to injuries to the mother. These injuries can sometimes be attributed to negligence on the part of medical professionals. It is essential to recognise the signs and symptoms of birth injuries to take appropriate legal action. Some common birth injuries to the mother include:
Pre-eclampsia is a condition that affects some pregnant women, usually during the second half of pregnancy or shortly after delivery. It is characterised by high blood pressure and protein in the urine. If left undiagnosed and untreated, pre-eclampsia can lead to severe complications for both the mother and the baby.
2. Fits (eclampsia)
Eclampsia refers to involuntary muscle contractions or convulsions that pregnant women may experience after the 20th week of pregnancy or immediately after giving birth. While most women recover fully from eclampsia, severe fits can result in permanent disability or brain damage.
3. HELLP syndrome
HELLP syndrome is a rare liver and blood clotting disorder that can occur after the 20th week of pregnancy. It requires immediate medical attention and often leads to the early delivery of the baby. With proper treatment, most mothers recover fully from HELLP syndrome.
High blood pressure during childbirth can disrupt the blood supply to the brain, causing a cerebral haemorrhage or stroke. This can result in brain damage or even death if not addressed promptly.
5. Organ problems
Complications such as pulmonary oedema (fluid build-up in the lungs), kidney failure, and liver failure can arise due to birth injuries. These conditions can be life-threatening and require immediate medical attention.
6. Blood clotting disorders
Disruption of the mother's blood clotting system can lead to excessive bleeding or the formation of blood clots throughout the body. Blood clots can impair blood flow and potentially damage organs.
7. Vaginal tears
During vaginal childbirth, perineal tears can occur, ranging from superficial to severe. While most tears require no treatment, severe tears can cause significant bleeding, long-term pain, or dysfunction. If a perineal tear is missed by medical staff and left untreated, it can lead to ongoing pain and incontinence.
8. Uterine rupture and placental abruption
Uterine rupture refers to a tear in the uterus, often occurring during labour or in women with previous cesarean sections. It requires urgent surgical intervention to minimise risks to both the mother and the baby. Placental abruption, on the other hand, involves the separation of the placenta from the womb wall before delivery, necessitating immediate attention to save the baby's life.
9. Difficulties during or following a cesarean section
While a cesarean section is generally a safe procedure, complications can arise, leading to infection, wound problems, nerve damage, or other issues. In some cases, these complications may be due to negligence on the part of medical professionals.
10. Psychological injuries following a traumatic birth
A traumatic birth experience can have long-lasting psychological effects on mothers. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and postnatal depression are some of the conditions that can arise following a traumatic birth. Emotional support and proper care are crucial in helping mothers navigate these challenging experiences.
11. Problems with incontinence
Urinary incontinence, particularly stress urinary incontinence, is a common issue for many new mothers. Weak pelvic floor muscles, often caused by the weight of the baby during pregnancy and childbirth, can contribute to this condition. While it is a common postpartum issue, it can also be caused by negligence during childbirth, such as a missed perineal tear.
Contact our medical negligence solicitors
Ready to take the first step towards justice for your birth injury? Whether you've experienced pre-eclampsia, trauma, or other complications, Calio Claims is here to guide you. Call us directly at 0800 988 8082 to speak with our compassionate legal team. Or, you can fill out our online enquiry form, and a dedicated member of our team will reach out promptly.
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Seeking compensation for birth injuries
If you have suffered from a birth injury as a result of medical negligence, it is essential to seek legal advice promptly. At Calio Claims, our specialist solicitors have a comprehensive understanding of birth injury claims and the expertise to guide you through the process. We will evaluate your case, explain your options clearly, and provide transparent information about the likelihood of success and any associated costs.
At Calio Claims, we pride ourselves on our empathetic and customer-centric approach. We understand that bringing a birth injury claim can be daunting, but we are here to support you every step of the way. Our compassionate legal team will listen to your concerns, provide personalised advice, and ensure that your well-being is our top priority.
Why choose Calio
When selecting legal representation for your birth injury compensation claim, choose Calio Claims for the following advantages:
Our solicitors specialise in birth injury claims, providing you with the highest level of legal knowledge and guidance.
We understand the emotional toll that birth injuries can have on mothers and their families. Our team is dedicated to providing compassionate support throughout the legal process.
We believe in open and honest communication. Calio Claims ensures clear explanations of the legal process, potential claim success, and any associated costs.
Contact Calio Claims today
If you have suffered a birth injury in Glasgow or the surrounding areas, reach out to Calio Claims for dedicated support and expert legal advice. You can contact us by visiting our website and sharing your details for personalised assistance with your case. Our team of specialists will review your information and get back to you promptly.
Remember, you don't have to face the consequences of a birth injury alone. Call us on 0800 988 8082 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of our team will get back to you right away. Calio Claims is here to support you on your journey towards justice and compensation.