Obstetric and Gynaecological Claims
If you or your family have experienced sub-standard medical care and suffered negative consequences; as a result, our experienced obstetric and gynaecological injury team can help you pursue a claim for compensation.
What is Obstetric and Gynaecological Injury?
Obstetrics relates to the area of health concerning childbirth and the processes associated with it. It includes the care of the mother during the pregnancy and shortly after the birth of the child.
Gynaecology relates to the health and treatment of the female reproductive system. Therefore, both of these medical practices have significant overlap. Obstetricians and gynaecologists have a duty of care to ensure that procedures and treatments are administered correctly and in the patient’s best interest. Unfortunately, sometimes mistakes can occur as a result of medical negligence.
Coleman Legal LLP understands that an obstetric or gynaecology treatment or procedure mishap can be very difficult and traumatic for you and your family. We are available to offer independent legal advice and assist you with options available to you. If you have experienced sub-standard medical care, late or misdiagnosis of a condition and suffered negative consequences as a result, our compassionate and highly experienced obstetric and gynaecological injury claims solicitor team can help you pursue a claim for compensation
Medical negligence claim process
1. Consult our medical negligence solicitor
It is advisable for you to speak to an experienced team of Medical Negligence Solicitors as soon as possible if you believe that you were not provided with an adequate or appropriate level of medical care, which resulted in you sustaining an injury or illness.
2. We obtain your medical records
After the consultation with your medical negligence solicitor, he/she will request access to your medical records and engage an independent medical expert to assess your records. The purpose of engaging an independent expert is to establish whether there was any negligence on the part of the medical professional.
3. The medical negligence litigation process
Where the independent medical expert is of the professional opinion that medical negligence did occur, upon your instructions, your solicitor will commence the process of issuing legal proceedings in Court against the medical professional and/or hospital.
Statute of Limitation
The legal time limit to make a medical negligence claim is two years from the date of injury or date of knowledge that the injury or illness resulted from medical negligence. For children/minors, the time limit expires two years after their 18th birthday. You may contact a solicitor to discuss your case to advise of the Statute of Limitations applicable to your case. Learn more.
Contact our Solicitors
At Coleman Legal, medical negligence claims constitute a large part of our caseload, and with that comes first-rate experience and high awareness of the area in general by our practitioners. We can advise you on your case, and you will be guided through the legal process as sensitively as possible with our support.
Along with our expertise in the area, clients can expect support and sensitivity. If you believe that you have suffered as a result of medical negligence, either in your treatment or as a result of misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis, Coleman Legal can advise you as to whether you may have a case against another party and will support you through the entire process.
- Negligently handled births
- Problems not detected during pregnancy
- Failure to detect serious abnormalities pre-birth
- Errors during Ante-Natal care Injury or death due to medical instruments and/or anaesthetics or inadequate suturing
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