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Birth injuries to the mother

If you or your family have been affected by sub-standard medical care causing injury to the mother during birth, our team of expert medical negligence solicitors can help you pursue a claim for compensation.

To speak with one of our birth injury experts call 0800 358 3848 or complete our online enquiry form.

Business as usual during COVID-19

During this difficult time, we want to reassure our clients that we are open for business and working as normal. We are happy to respond immediately to new enquiries either to our enquiry line (0800 358 3848) or to an individual solicitor.

Our IT systems are robust enough for us to work from home and we are meeting current and new clients online and by telephone to deal with all enquiries. The courts, counsel and our experts are continuing to work on your behalf. We will contact all of our clients by phone to reassure you of our continuing support at this difficult time.

We realise that most of you will be in self-isolation and would like to express our best wishes for your ongoing safety and health.

Paul McNeil, Head of Personal Injury and Medical Negligence

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Sustaining a serious birth injury during what should be a time for celebration can be emotionally and physically devastating and can badly affect your relationships and quality of life.

Some of the most common birth injuries that can affect women during childbirth include:

  • vaginal tears
  • fissures
  • incorrect suturing (stitching) following an episiotomy or a Caesarean section
  • failure to manage pre-eclampsia or other infections

We are expert in winning birth injury cases and will pursue compensation for your pain and suffering against those who provided negligent treatment. Such funds can pay for treatment to get you back as far as possible to your former self.

We understand that it may be difficult to talk about your injuries. We are good listeners and sensitive to how your life has been affected in different ways. We are here to support you as well as advise you.

Why choose Fieldfisher's medical negligence team?


We achieve record damages for people suffering serious injury following medical negligence. Last year, we recovered more than £200m in compensation claims.


We have more than 30 years' experience pursuing claims for people injured by medical negligence, clinical negligence, medical accidents and medical mistakes.


We are ranked top tier in leading legal directories and regularly recognised in industry awards. We are accredited by APIL, panel members of AvMA and members of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel.

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For a free, no obligation call with one of our medical negligence experts, please dial 0800 358 3848 or complete our online enquiry form.