The Maternity Services Survey 2019 conducted by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) highlights that many women have a positive experience of maternity services. However, in line with previous years, results still indicate poorer experience of some maternity services for many women postnatally compared to antenatal care and care during labour and birth.
The birth of a child should be a wonderful and life-changing time, the standard of maternity services received can shape the lives of the women, babies and their families. Although many women have a positive experience of maternity services, there are instances where the standard of maternity care provided falls short.
Medical Negligence in Maternity Services
The Covid-19 pandemic has put immense pressure on our National Health Service with many maternity units making temporary changes to maternity services to keep mothers and babies safe. For example, maternity units limiting visitors to antenatal appointments and delivery suites etc. Also, there may be fewer maternity staff available which could impact how you give birth.
Due to the restrictions, giving birth can be an extremely worrying and stressful time. However, you should still expect to receive the same standard of care as prior to the pandemic.
If you or your baby has suffered injury as a result of poor care during pregnancy or errors made during the birth you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Although obtaining compensation cannot change what has happened, it can help cover the financial impact of the negligence such as purchasing equipment, accessing treatment or proving care.
We are experienced medical negligence solicitors with expertise in investigating birth injury claims and failures in maternity care. To discuss a potential claim please contact our specialist Medical Negligence team on 033 3344 9600.
Medical Negligence Solicitors Leeds & Bradford
Morrish Solicitors is a well-established law firm in Leeds, West Yorkshire. We provide a range of legal services to private clients, Trade Unions, Associations and their members. Our specialist team of Medical Negligence Solicitors have helped hundreds of individuals who have suffered injury following a medical mistake.
Our team of medical negligence experts can advise on:
- Accident & Emergency Claims
- Birth Injury Claims
- Brain Injury Claims
- Cancer Negligence Compensation Claims
- Cerebral Palsy Claims
- Delayed Treatment Compensation Claims
- GP Negligence Claims
- Misprescription & Drug Overdose Claims
- Pressure Sore Compensation Claims
- Spinal Injury Claims
- Surgical Errors Compensation
If you or your baby has suffered injury due to substandard maternity care, contact our experienced Medical Negligence solicitors today on 033 3344 9600 or simply email [email protected] with your request.
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