Childbirth anaesthetic negligence claims
Anaesthetic during childbirth is often administered these days. While generally considered to be very safe and making all the difference to the birth, there are times when injuries may happen due to the following errors:
- Incorrect dosage of anaesthesia
- Incorrectly administering anaesthesia, which can result in nerve damage, seizures and cardiac arrest
- Psychological and/or physical harm due to a delay in administering anaesthesia
- Not giving the right dosage during a c-section
We all know that medical professionals, such as midwives, nurses and doctors, work hard to provide the care that we all need. However, there are times when mistakes are made, and these errors can lead to injury and suffering. If you would like to discuss making an anaesthetic negligence claim, then contact us today on 0161 696 6165.
Why choose Stephensons for your childbirth anaesthetic compensation?
We are a leading medical negligence law firm and have been recognised in the Legal 500 as a top tier firm. We are also members of, and have been approved by, the following associations:
- Clinical Negligence Accreditation - The Law Society
- Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers (SCIL)
- Limbless Association
At Stephensons, we also believe in access to justice, which is why we offer a no win no fee service to our medical negligence clients. This means you don’t pay us a penny unless your claim is successful, so there is no financial risk to you or your family.
Childbirth anaesthetic compensation FAQs
How much compensation will I get for anaesthetic errors during childbirth?
How much compensation you will get for a birth injury, such as an anaesthetic error, will depend on a number of factors such as:
The severity of your injury
Whether the anaesthetic error led to any complications
Psychological effects (e.g. errors causing or contributing to a traumatic birth)
Loss of earnings
Expenses that have occurred to your injuries
To help us calculate how much compensation you should get if your claim is successful, you will need to see an independent medical expert, as well as other independent experts, if needed. They will assess your injuries from the anaesthetic error and decide the extent of these, as well as ascertaining what treatment, if any, is likely to be needed in the future. We can also use this information to help get interim payments so you can access much-needed treatment or rehabilitation, while the case is ongoing. These payments will be taken out of your final compensation award.
How long do I have to make a claim for anaesthetic errors?
Anaesthetic errors during childbirth are considered to be medical negligence and under this area of law, you have three years from the date of the error or the date that you found out the anaesthetic error occurred, in order to make a compensation claim. We always recommend that you contact a trusted medical negligence solicitor as soon as possible to help your case have the best possible chance of success.
How to start an anaesthetic compensation claim?
Childbirth anaesthetic claims are complex, so it is always recommended that you contact an experienced birth injury solicitor as soon as possible. You can call us for free initial advice, and from this we can determine if you have a claim. If we think you have a claim, we will go about getting in touch with the relevant parties and collecting the evidence needed. With the help of a team of independent experts, we will also set about calculating the compensation we think your claim deserves.
Whether you gave birth in an NHS facility or a private medical establishment or at home, our expert solicitors can help you build a successful claim and get the compensation you deserve.