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Midwife negligence claims

If you or your family have been affected by sub-standard medical care by a midwife, our team of expert medical negligence solicitors can help you pursue a claim for compensation.

To speak with one of our midwife negligence 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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Although rare, errors in treatment by medical professionals such as midwives and obstetricians can have traumatic consequences and cause injury to the mother, the baby or both during pregnancy, labour and birth or following birth.

If your midwife or doctor fails to treat you correctly or fails to diagnose a condition they should have resulting in injury, you may have a claim for clinical negligence.

Midwife negligence

Some birth injuries are unavoidable, but each year we pursue a number of cases where injuries are caused by medical negligence by the midwife, resulting in: 

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Erb's Palsy (Brachial Plexus Injury/Shoulder Dystocia)
  • Injuries to the mother
  • Brain injuries
  • Fractured/broken bones

Cerebral palsy is one of the most common injuries to a baby caused by medical negligence. Our expert team regularly deals with such cases and will fight for the highest award possible to provide the appropriate care, therapy and education to help your child to fulfil their potential.

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.