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Polyhydramnios is a fairly common pregnancy condition, however, both mother and baby are at an increased risk of complications.
Polyhydramnios is a common condition in pregnancy and whilst the majority of cases are completely harmless to both mother and baby, it is important to note that where suffering has occurred due to polyhydramnios negligence, a claim for compensation may be sought.
Unfortunately, polyhydramnios negligence can arise in a number of ways. This includes a failure to spot or identify the condition. Polyhydramnios is usually identified during routine midwife appointments and ultrasound scans, at the latter stage of pregnancy.
Polyhydramnios also increases the risk of potential injuries to mother and baby, such as post-partum haemorrhage, umbilical cord prolapse or the baby having a health condition. Medical professionals have a duty to inform mothers of these risks and to discuss any potential steps that can be taken to minimise the impact these may have.
A polyhydramnios claim can help to provide financial security by assisting in the cost of future medical expenses, protecting against current and future loss of earnings and providing additional medical treatment as required. This can enable you and your family to focus on what is important, without the stress and worry of financial constraints.
Many families also feel that pursuing a birth injury claim is an important step in the recovery process by ensuring the NHS or private hospital actively reviews the circumstances surrounding their case, in the hope that learnings can be made, and future incidents avoided.
Polyhydramnios is the term used when there is too much amniotic fluid around the baby during pregnancy. Amniotic fluid refers to the fluid surrounding the baby, however, when there is too much fluid there is an increased chance of complications.
Our team has extensive experience in advising and representing clients in relation to a wide range of birthing and maternity incidents sustained by mothers and children, during pregnancy or post-partum. This includes polyhydramnios claims.
Our team is accredited as one of the leading teams of medical negligence lawyers in the South East, by the Legal 500, a ranking of the UK’s top law firms in various specialist legal areas.