Birth Centre Negligence Claims

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Birth Centre Negligence Claims

If you or your child have suffered an injury or illness due to the negligence of staff in a midwife-led birth centre, JMW Solicitors can help you to claim the compensation to which you are entitled. 

When mistakes are made by medical staff during pregnancy or birth, the results can extremely distressing and long-term. If the error was the result of negligence by a clinician, it is important to seek legal advice from an experienced solicitor who can provide the support you need to help you to make a successful claim. 

We are highly experienced in helping families who have endured suffering due to medical negligence. To speak to the experts at JMW about your situation, call us on 0345 872 6666 or fill out an online enquiry form and we will call you back at a time that is suitable for you. We are able to take on cases on a no win, no fee basis. 

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How JMW Can Help

If you have suffered negligent treatment by a member of staff in a birth centre, or a midwife has not treated you or your baby correctly, JMW Solicitors can offer practical advice to help you claim compensation. 

There are factors that make giving birth in a birth centre potentially dangerous to both mother and baby due to the lack of doctors present or sophisticated equipment to monitor the baby’s wellbeing. If a medical emergency arises the mother will need to be transferred to a hospital labour ward. For more information on how to prove medical negligence, read our guide.

We have dealt with cases of birth centre negligence involving injuries to both mother and baby, including: 

  • Vaginal tears
  • Delayed delivery resulting in oxygen deprivation
  • Brain damage to the baby 
  • Poor monitoring of your baby
  • Umbilical cord complications 
  • Failure to transfer you to a hospital in a timely manner 

Our clinical negligence team, headed by leading solicitor Eddie Jones, is one of the most experienced and respected in the UK and includes members of the Law Society’s specialist panel of clinical negligence and the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) panel for solicitors. 

We take a proactive approach to every case we handle, and we will keep you updated of its progress throughout to ensure you have all the information you need at each stage. 

We can take on cases on a no win, no fee basis, which means you are not placing yourself at financial risk if your case should prove to be unsuccessful. 

What is a birth centre?

A birth centre is a midwife-led unit with a focus on giving birth without medical intervention. They are a popular choice for expectant mothers because the environment is more homely than a maternity ward.
There are two types:

  • An alongside birth centre - at a hospital that has a labour ward
  • A freestanding birth centre - located away from the main hospital, very often in a small community hospital or in its own purpose-built building

Talk to Us

If you have suffered because of birth centre negligence, contact JMW by calling 0345 872 6666 or complete our online contact form. Our clinical negligence lawyers work for clients nationwide and will handle your enquiry without any initial cost or obligation.