Obstetrics & Gynaecology Claims

If a procedure related to obstetrics or gynaecology has been performed incorrectly or you have received the wrong treatment due to a misdiagnosis, JMW is here to help you make an obstetrics or gynaecology claim. Both areas significantly overlap and we are highly experienced in dealing with cases of this nature, and our expertise combined with our empathic approach will give you the best opportunity to secure the outcome you deserve.

Our team understands that injuries of this kind are a sensitive subject, and may be difficult to talk about. This is why we aim to handle all such cases sympathetically and discreetly. If you believe you have suffered unnecessarily due to the negligence of medical professionals, call us on 0800 054 6512 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible. 

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About Obstetrics

Obstetrics is the branch of health concerned with childbirth, and includes the care of the mother during and for a short time after pregnancy. Women are considered to be at their most vulnerable when pregnant and giving birth, and errors in care can be incredibly damaging to both the mother and baby. Common types of obstetrics claims include:

  • Delays in diagnosis and treatment for conditions such as ectopic pregnancy, pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) and caesarean
  • Problems concerning antenatal care
  • Mistakes made during labour and delivery, including the use of forceps and damage to the mother and baby that could have been avoided
  • Misinterpreting baby scans resulting in missed abnormalities, including cerebral palsy, Erb's palsy, prolapse of umbilical cord and spastic quadriplegia
  • The majority of claims are on behalf of a baby, and JMW clinical negligence department is widely recognised as an expert in the field of cerebral palsy.

About Gynaecology

Gynaecology is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders in the female reproductive system and is related to obstetrics due to the effects clinical negligence errors during pregnancy can have on women. The most common types of gynaecological claims include:

  • Failed sterilisation
  • Failure to diagnose and treat cancer or an infection
  • Delay in diagnosis or treatment of cancer or an infection
  • Substandard surgery, such as pregnancy termination and hysterectomy

If you believe you have suffered medical negligence during childbirth or surgery, you may be able to make a claim for the impact it has had on you and your child. This ranges from loss of earnings and medical care costs to adaptation of the home and compensation for pain and suffering caused.

Related Services

If a misdiagnosis is made or a procedure performed incorrectly, this can have painful and devastating repercussions for the mother and, in some cases, the baby. At JMW, we are able to deal with a wide range of cases relating to obstetrics and gynaecology. These include:

Why Choose JMW?

JMW's team of experienced and approachable solicitors offer free initial advice on claims involving obstetrics and gynaecology. We have vast experience in dealing with claims of this nature, doing so in a sympathetic, sensitive yet determined way, ensuring you receive the support you need and giving you the best chance of securing the right outcome - one that can make a real difference to you and your family.

Our clinical negligence team is highly regarded throughout the UK. We have secured significant amounts for people who have suffered negligence of all types, and our team comprises members of the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitors panel and the Law Society's specialist panel for clinical negligence. 

Case Studies
  • Gauze Left in Body Following Episiotomy - £4,000

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  • Damage Caused During Hysterectomy - £15,000

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  • Mother Damaged by Forceps Delivery - £80.000

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  • Lack of Action on Baby's Abnormal Heart Rate - £2.5 Million

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  • Burst Wound Following Operation - £7,500

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  • Negligent Fitting of Contraceptive Coil - £10,000

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  • Necrotising Fasciitis Following Sterilisation - £40,000

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  • Damage to Ureter - £125,000

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  • Perforated Bowel - £250,000

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  • Misdiagnosis and Delay in Performing Hysterectomy - £19,000

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  • Lack of Stenting Causes Ureter Damage - £25,000

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  • Negligent Treatment Causes Perineal Tear - £27,000

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  • Misdiagnosis of Urethral Diverticulum - £150,000

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  • Conjunctival Oedema Following Caesarean - £100,000

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  • Bowel Perforated During Operation - £125,000

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  • Mismanaged Perineal Tear - £25,000

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  • Ureter Damage After Surgery - £25,000

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  • Miscarriage - Fetal Disposal - £5,000

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  • Damage to Ureter at Hysterectomy - £38,000

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Talk to Us

Speak to a member of our team today about your obstetrics claim or gynaecology claim by simply calling us on 0800 054 6512 or by leaving your details via our online contact form, which will we enable us to call you back at a suitable time and discuss your situation in greater detail. 

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