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Antenatal Negligence Claims
If you or your child have suffered an injury that was caused by a mistake or negligence by a medical professional during pregnancy you may be entitled to compensation. Our expert medical negligence solicitors will work with you to secure the outcome that you and your family deserve during what can be an extremely difficult time.
We understand that the legal process may seem daunting, but making an antenatal injury claim can provide financial assistance to help you and your family to move forward. We have years of experience in representing families who have been affected by medical negligence during pregnancy.
We always act efficiently and sympathetically to ensure the legal process is as clear and stress-free as possible. For a free, no-obligation discussion with one of our clinical negligence specialists, contact JMW today by calling 0345 872 6666 or complete our online enquiry form and we will be in touch at a time that is convenient for you.
How JMW Can Help
When negligence occurs during pregnancy or birth the suffering caused can be traumatic and long-term. Our solicitors will do their utmost to help families whose lives have been affected by negligence by medical professionals.
If you require assistance when making an antenatal negligence compensation claim, take advantage of our free initial assessment by getting in touch today.
We can help you to make a compensation claim if your midwife or doctor failed to treat you correctly, or did not spot symptoms of a condition that developed during your pregnancy. Our solicitors can also help you claim compensation to cover the cost of surrogacy as a result of the negligence you have endured.
What is antenatal negligence?
Antenatal negligence describes substandard care that affects a mother or child and could have been avoided, or been less severe, if a doctor or midwife had provided appropriate treatment. This could include ordering and properly interpreting scans, tests or checks.
Conditions that are linked to antenatal claims include:
- Abnormal pregnancy
- HELLP syndrome
- Ruptured placenta
- Unwanted pregnancy
- Misdiagnosis of a large baby
Other potential problems that occur following mistakes made during pregnancy include:
- Misdiagnosis of health problems
- Failure to diagnose health problems with the fetus
- Injuries to the mother
- Injuries to the child
What health checks are carried out during pregnancy?
During pregnancy expectant mothers should be offered a number of health checks to monitor their wellbeing and that of their baby.
Ultrasound scans help medical professionals to monitor the baby in the womb and are used to:
- Detect abnormalities
- Show the position of the baby in the womb
- Check the baby is growing normally
Hospitals should offer at least two ultrasound scans during pregnancy, at some point between 8-14 weeks and again between 18-21 weeks. However if you think you weren’t offered a scan or feel a mistake was made by those interpreting the results, leading to an injury, you could be entitled to compensation.
Other antenatal tests include:
- Urine tests
- Blood pressure tests
- Weight and height tests
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If you believe you sustained an antenatal injury that was caused by the negligence of a medical professional the expert solicitors at JMW can help. We are passionate, professional and approachable and will help you to determine the next steps to take and provide the support you need.