Caesarean (C-section) compensation claims

If you or your baby have been injured during a caesarean section, a specialist medical negligence solicitor can assist you in making a claim

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Make a C-Section Claim

Medical negligence can occur in a variety of ways when staff overseeing a C-section delivery fail to meet their duty of care to mother and baby. In some instances, the effects of caesarean section negligence will be immediately visible. Whilst in other instances, failures can come to light retrospectively

What is negligence during a c-section?

  • Where doctors do not correctly observe the size of the baby during pregnancy and subsequently fail to take adequate care provisions prior to the birth.
  • Injury or a ‘cut’ to the bladder
  • Retained placenta following a C-section
  • Where doctors delay the decision to perform a C-section or fail to take this action entirely, resulting in injury to the baby or mother.
  • When a mother or baby contracts an infection post-surgery that medical staff fail to treat promptly or adequately.
  • Scarring or infection in the mother following insufficient or ineffective stitching post-C section.
  • When during the course of C-section surgery, critical surgical errors are made resulting in injury to the baby or mother.

These failures do not represent a comprehensive list of all situations where it may be appropriate to make a C-section compensation claim. If you or your child has suffered harm as a result of the actions of a medical professional during the course of a C-section, you should seek expert legal advice from Blackwater Law medical negligence solicitors to determine if you could be entitled to make a claim for medical negligence.

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Why make a c-section claim?

If you or your baby have suffered because of c-section negligence, making a claim for birth injury compensation may be your best chance to recover some of your damages and hold people accountable for the injury.

A failed c-section can lead to long-term, adverse effects on you, your baby or your ability to fall pregnant again in the future.

Making a caesarean claim means you could recover damages if you have had to pay for extra care for yourself or your child, or if the damage caused to you has affected your ability to work.

  • Specialist birth injury solicitors
  • No win, no fee claims
  • Independently recognised as experts

What is a C-section?

A c-section, or caesarean, is a surgical procedure to deliver a baby, by way of incision through the stomach and the uterus.

A c-section may be carried out for several reasons. For example:

  • The baby is in distress
  • The baby is in an unusual position
  • There is a general health concern
  • A blockage has occurred in the pregnancy

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Expert C-section Lawyers

At Blackwater Law, our medical negligence lawyers understand that the stresses and shock of complications following a c-section can take their toll on the family and impact your finances. That’s why we undertake all medical negligence cases – including those for C-section compensation – on a no-win, no-fee basis.

Blackwater Law operates all medical negligence cases on a no-win, no-fee basis, providing you with risk-free peace of mind. Blackwater Law is independently recognised as having a leading team of medical negligence solicitors by The Legal 500 – an independent directory of the UK’s top law firms.

Blackwater Law operates all medical negligence cases on a no win, no fee basis, providing you with risk-free peace of mind.

Have you or your baby suffered an injury from a c-section?

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