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Medical Negligence Pregnancy Claims

Medical Negligence Solicitors

Medical Negligence Pregnancy Claims

At SG Murphy Solicitors we specialise in helping Northern Ireland victims of Pregnancy Medical Negligence.  We ensure you achieve what you are lawfully entitled to in any claim.  

What is Pregnancy Medical Negligence

If you have received ante or neonatal care that has fallen below an acceptable standard, then you may be able to claim for Pregnancy Medical Negligence, where that substandard care has caused you or your baby injury.

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Why Choose SG Murphy

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SG Murphy are specialised Medical Negligence solicitors.  Our team of Medical Negligence lawyers are highly skilled at taking successful Medical Negligence claims.  We are empathetic and focused on achieving for you the full compensation you deserve.   

Our business grows by our customers recommending us.  Our satisfied clients trust us to the extent they refer us to their friends and family, knowing we will do a similarly excellent job for them.  

Our solicitors are specialised, experienced and focused on achieving results that meet ours and our clients’ high expectations.  

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Birth Injuries

Injuries during birth can affect both the baby and the mother.  Birthing injuries can be caused by medical staff failing to follow the correct procedures or carrying out these procedures in a substandard way.  It can also occur when substandard care during the Mother’s pregnancy creates difficulties during the labour and birth. 

Some of the problems that can arise due to medical negligence causing birth issues include:

  • Fracturing of the baby’s bones
  • Hop dysplasia
  • Organ damage during a C-section
  • Delayed intervention or failure to intervene when the baby or mother is distressed
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Perineal tears
  • Poorly performed episiotomy
  • Pre-eclampsia that has not been managed properly
  • Incorrect use of intervention like forceps

Cerebral Palsy Medical Negligence Claims

Cerebral Palsy is caused by a lack of oxygen causing injury and damage to the brain.  There are many reasons that can cause Cerebral Palsy including medical negligence during the birthing process.  The impact of Cerebral Palsy can be significant and is permanent.  The impacts can include learning difficulties, speech and hearing problems and muscular control problems. 

Medical Negligence claims due to a substandard forceps delivery

Forceps can be a useful aid when used correctly when delivering a baby.  However incorrect use of the forceps can cause serious injuries and damage to a baby and to the mother.  

The types of injuries the mother can suffer from through incorrect forceps use include:

  • bladder and urethra injuries
  • incontinence 
  • lacerations

Babies can suffer from brain damage, skull fractures, swelling and facial palsy. 

Miscarriage Medical Negligence claims

The cause of most miscarriages is unknown.  However some miscarriages can be caused by inadequate care provided to the woman.  If a pregnant woman who is at high risk is not cared for properly then this medical negligence can cause miscarriage.

Further if a woman is given medical treatment when pregnant when she should not have been, this can cause miscarriage and can be potential medical negligence.  

Contraception and sterilisation failure claims

Where a mother has fallen pregnant due to a failure in contraception, or when sterilisation has failed, then a medical negligence claim may be taken.  It is not always the case that a pregnancy is wanted so if this has happened to you, contact SG Murphy today.  

Cauda Equina Medical Negligence Claims

This condition occurs when nerves are compressed.  It can be caused by a variety of reasons, including pregnancy.  If left untreated it can lead to problems such as incontinence and permanent paralysis.  

Ectopic Pregnancy Medical Negligence Claims

Normally in a pregnancy the fertilised egg attaches to the lining of the uterus.  An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the egg implants outside of the womb, usually in one of the fallopian tubes.  Sometimes an ectopic pregnancy occurs in other areas of the body, such as the ovary, abdominal cavity or cervix.  

In an ectopic pregnancy the fertilised egg cannot survive and the growing tissue can be life threatening if left untreated.  Early warning signs of an ectopic pregnancy include light vaginal bleeding and pelvic pain.

Negligence in failure or delay to diagnose and treat ectopic pregnancy can cause serious health issues.  

Pre eclampsia Medical Negligence Claims

Pre eclampsia normally starts after 20 weeks of pregnancy and is characterised by high blood pressure and signs of damage to another organ system.

If left untreated pre eclampsia can cause serious and sometimes fatal complications for both mother and the baby.  

Gestational Diabetes Medical Negligence Claims

Gestational Diabetes is more common during the second or third trimester and is caused by your body not being able to produce enough insulin, causing high blood sugar levels.  

Gestational Diabetes can cause problems for mother and baby if not treated correctly, including:

  • Your baby growing larger than normal
  • Premature labour caused by too much amniotic fluid
  • Pre-eclampsia 
  • Jaundice
  • Still birth

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Medical Negligence
Steps

How a Pregnancy related Medical Negligence claim works

1. Initial Free Consultation

Speak to us, free of charge.  Our team of experts will advise you if you have a case and what the next steps are.  They will also advise you if Legal Aid or alternative funding may be available.

2. Evaluate

A full and detailed statement is taken from you and your medical records and documentation are requested.  In addition medical evidence is obtained.  

3. Present claim to Defendant

Once supportive medical evidence is obtained, your claim is submitted to the defendant and we invite them to accept they are at fault and negotiate with us, so that you can be fairly compensated.   

4. Issue Proceedings

If a suitable offer of compensation is not made by the defendant, then having fully advised you of the merits of your claim, the next step to progress your case is to issue court proceedings.

4. Conclusion

Even if court proceedings have been issued, claims are often settled before reaching a court hearing.  If a satisfactory settlement cannot be reached and your case has to go to hearing, we will provide you with the support, advice and information you need to feel as comfortable as possible.

How can SG Murphy help you with your Pregnancy Medical Negligence claim?

SG Murphy Solicitors are specialised Medical Negligence solicitors in Northern Ireland .  Our team of Medical Negligence lawyers are highly skilled at taking successful medical negligence claims.  We are empathetic and focused on achieving for you the full compensation you deserve.

 

Speak to one of our expert healthcare lawyers now to discuss your claim and what funding options may be available, including legal aid funding, private funding, litigation insurance cover and legal expenses cover.  

 

 

 

How can I take a Pregnancy Medical Negligence claim?

The initial step is to contact our Medical Negligence team on 028 90 365595   or use the contact form here  Contact us – SG Murphy Solicitors .  With our expert team ready to speak to you, we have the opportunity to advise you as to whether you could bring a successful Medical Negligence claim.  

Are there time limits to bring a Medical Negligence claim?

You normally have to start a medical negligence claim in court within three years of receiving negligent treatment or three years from the date you found out that you were treated negligently.  There are two exceptions to this time limit:

  1. If a person under 18 receives negligent care, then they have up until their 21st birthday to issue a claim.
  2. If an injured person suffers from lack of mental capacity then no time limit applies, unless they regain mental capacity in which case the three year time limit applies from the date they regained capacity.   

Can I obtain Legal Aid for my Medical Negligence claim?

Legal Aid may be available for your Medical Negligence claim.  During our Free initial consultation we will advise you as to whether you may be eligible for legal aid or any alternative funding arrangements, such as Litigation Insurance cover or Legal Expenses cover.

How long does a Medical Negligence claim take?

Each claim is different and depends on a number of things, such as whether the defendant accepts they were at fault and the severity of your injury.  We aim to try and settle your claim within a few months of obtaining your medical evidence, but more complex cases can take a number of years.  

Private

We treat all of our files with the strictest confidentiality, meaning your claim always remains private.

Results

You deserve to be fully compensated for any Medical Negligence you have suffered. We focus therefore on achieving results that we can be proud of and you satisfied with

We Take Care

We understand how emotionally challenging and stressful a Medical Negligence claim can be, we ensure therefore that you receive the support, communication and help you need to make your experience as comfortable as possible.

Are there time limits to bring a Medical Negligence claim?

You normally have to start a medical negligence claim in court within three years of receiving negligent treatment or three years from the date you found out that you were treated negligently.  There are two exceptions to this time limit:

  1. If a person under 18 receives negligent care, then they have up until their 21st birthday to issue a claim.
  2. If an injured person suffers from lack of mental capacity then no time limit applies, unless they regain mental capacity in which case the three year time limit applies from the date they regained capacity. 

Can I obtain Legal Aid for my Medical Negligence claim?

Legal Aid may be available for your Medical Negligence claim depending on your financial circumstances and the merits of your case.  During our Free initial consultation we will advise you as to whether you may be eligible for legal aid or any alternative funding arrangements.

What types of Medical Negligence claims do you do?

Some of the Medical Negligence claims that SG Murphy Solicitors can assist you with include:


Accident & Emergency (A&E) claims

Birth related claims

Cancer misdiagnosis claims

Care home neglect negligence claims


Cerebral Palsy claims

Cosmetic Surgery Medical Negligence claims

Defective products negligence claims

Dental negligence claims


Dr Watt Belfast Trust negligence claims 

Eye injury negligence claims

Ear, nose, throat negligence claims

Fatal claims


GP Negligence claims

Gynaecology/urology negligence claims

Hospital Negligence claims

Meningitis claims 


Misdiagnosis claims

NHS negligence claims

Pharmacy negligence claims

Pregnancy related negligence claims


Pressure sore claims

Serious birth injury negligence claims

Surgical errors negligence claims

Surgical Mesh implants claims

 

Contact us now on …. to speak to an expert Medical Negligence solicitor to discuss your claim. 

How much compensation will I receive with a Medical Negligence claim?

The type and amount of compensation you are entitled to will differ from claim to claim, but in general there are two main elements to what compensation may be due to you. 

The first element is called general damages, which compensates you for the pain and suffering that you have endured due to the negligence.  The level of compensation you receive for this element will depend on how severe your illness or injury is that was caused by the medical professional’s fault.

The second element is called special damages, which aims to compensate you for any out of pocket losses or expenses you have suffered.  This can include losses and expenses such as, loss of earnings, medical expenses and travel expenses.

The aim in any award or settlement is to put you in the same financial position as if the negligence never happened.  Obviously financial compensation can never fully compensate you for the emotional and physical suffering and harm medical negligence can cause you but a compensation award/settlement attempts as much as possible to do that.  

How can I start a claim with SG Murphy Solicitors?

To book your free initial consultation with a specialised solicitor at SG Murphy Solicitors contact us now on 028 90 36 5595 or via email at law@sgmurphysolicitors.com.  

Do not delay as there are strict time limits to start a Medical Negligence claim. 

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