The birth of your child should be the happiest day of your life. For some, the injuries suffered during childbirth lead to an Obstetric Gynaecological Claim.
Inappropriate or negligent medical care can cause life-long problems and devastating injuries.
Obstetrics is concerned with the way a woman is handled from the onset of pregnancy, through to childbirth itself and post-natal care.
Gynaecology is the specialist area of medicine focused on the female reproductive system.
If substandard care or medical negligence has occurred within either, the consequences can be life-changing for the woman involved, their children and families.
An Obstetric Gynaecological Claim can arise from :
At Handley Law we are here to help women who want to make an Obstetric Gynaecological Claim. Should you or your child have suffered an injury during birth then get in touch.
In 2010/2011 Obstetric Gynaecological Claim generated the highest value claims due to doctor error. This cost the NHS £5.2 billion. This was up 15.4% from the previous year which was £4.4 billion. Despite this the NHS fail to put patient safety at the heart of obstetrics and gynaecology.
The numbers of cases involved prove how many women, children and families are suffering in the UK as a result of negligence. It also highlights how important our work is in helping those families claim compensation that assists their day to day lives.
If you have an Obstetric Gynaecological Claim for yourself or your child we can help you claim compensation. It can go a long way to helping you with:
We deal with all claims on a No Win No Fee basis. If you would like to speak to a member of our friendly team call Dr Victoria Handley on 0845 676 9228 or fill out the contact form in the top right hand corner of this page and we will call you back