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Caesarean Section Compensation Claims
Doctors and midwives in the UK agree that caesarean sections should be avoided where possible, meaning that most will actively seek to discourage a mother-to-be from having an elective caesarean. However, in cases where a performing a caesarean will help reduce the risk of a birth injury, birthing professionals will generally have no qualms about performing an emergency C-section.
However, caesarean sections can be extremely risky procedures, and should a health professional behave negligently and the mother be injured as a result, it may be possible to launch a caesarean section compensation claim. The expert lawyers at JMW can provide no obligation initial legal advice; just call 0800 054 6512 or fill in an online form and we'll call you back.
Mothers may develop external infections following a caesarean section. It is usual for a Caesarean scar to feel itchy as nerve endings heal, but this may also be sign of the beginnings of an infection. If the scar also feels raw and tender and is expelling puss or has become red, swollen and painful, medical staff should administer some antibiotics to counteract the illness.
Generally once the mother has been given drugs for the infection it should clear without any further problems. While the infection clears the scar should be kept clean and dry.
Whereas external infections are relatively easy to cure and do not usually put a mother's life in danger, internal infections pose much more of a health risk.
If the wound has started to smell bad or has become progressively more swollen, red and painful to touch, or if the woman's abdomen feels harder than usual, this is a sign that she may be suffering from an internal infection.
Make a claim
If you suspect that medical negligence was responsible for an internal or external infection following a caesarean section, contact the experts here at JMW. Simply fill in an online form and we'll call you back or give us a call any time of the day or night on 0800 054 6512.
Our solicitors are experts at dealing with caesarean section claims and have an excellent success rate. They are viewed as being some of the finest in this specialist area and have been able to secure large compensation settlements for many parents across the UK.