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Midwife Negligence

Throughout your pregnancy and the birth of your baby,  midwives have a duty of care to you and your child. Unfortunately, a midwife might make a mistake, leading to detrimental consequences for you and your child.

If you or your child have been harmed as a result of a negligent midwife, you may be able to claim compensation. 

If you want to find out if you can make a compensation claim, contact our team for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case. Call 0800 731 7555 or complete the enquiry form to get in touch.

Areas we cover


Maternal Death

Still Birth or Neonatal Death

Obstetrics Negligence Claims

Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Claims

Midwife Negligence Claims

Dental Negligence

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Midwife Negligence Compensation Claims

Midwife negligence occurs when a mistake by a midwife or midwives results in illness or injury to your child or you. In the most severe cases, it may even result in death. 

The nature of the work that midwives do means that even the smallest of errors can have far-reaching consequences. A mistake may happen during pregnancy, labour or after birth. Some examples of situations in which you may be able to make a compensation claim include:

  • If severe conditions in the mother or baby are not diagnosed or treated adequately during pregnancy. 
  • If labour or the birth has been mismanaged, leading to injury, or the baby’s heart was not adequately monitored. 
  • If, after the birth, diagnoses of any infection or jaundice in a baby were delayed or not identified. 

Some other potential cases of negligence during birth include:

For babies:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Brain injury
  • Stillbirth or death

For mothers:

  • Perineal lacerations
  • Postpartum haemorrhage
  • Uterine rupture
  • Incontinence
  • Infection
  • Stroke
  • Emotional trauma

Call our specialist personal injury team today 0800 731 7555 or complete the enquiry form to get in touch.

Making a Claim for Midwife Negligence Compensation

Should your midwife negligence claim be successful, you will receive compensation to cover the costs of injury, which can include:

  • Treatment costs
  • Ongoing support
  • Loss of earnings
  • Emotional trauma

The amount of compensation that you are entitled to will depend on the severity of the injuries sustained. Our experienced solicitors will work with you, hospital staff and any other relevant parties to identify the negligence and advise you accordingly.

Please contact us today to speak to our experienced personal injury solicitors about your negligent midwife claim.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How is medical negligence defined?

Medical negligence is described as a breach in a medical or healthcare professional’s of duty of care. In other words; when the standard of care falls below that which is expected of a competent practitioner.

Who can I bring a medical negligence claim against?

You can bring a compensation claim against private hospitals, cosmetic clinics, the NHS, dentists, GPs, nurses and other providers of medical treatment and care.

How long will it take?

Every case is unique so it’s difficult to give a precise time frame as it depends on a number of factors. If liability is admitted during our investigation into the cause of your injury, the case will be settled significantly quicker than if it’s disputed. Another factor that can speed up a claim is if you return any documentation we send you as soon as possible and respond quickly to any questions we may have.

The extent of your injury also has a huge bearing on your case. Generally, the more serious the injury and the long-term implications of it, the longer it may take to fully calculate your claim’s value. We’re also bound by Civil Procedure rules, which allow the defendant’s solicitors time to investigate the circumstances around your injury before they have to respond to us.

How long do I have to make a claim?

Generally, you can make a claim for compensation up to three years from the date of your injury. This is what we call the limitation period. There are, however, some circumstances where the limitation period is two years. To find out more, call us.

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