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Antenatal injury claims

Pregnancy and childbirth are known to be two of the happiest life experiences for many families, and in most cases, they occur without major upset.

However, a difficult or mishandled pregnancy or birth can have a serious outcome for both the mother and baby, along with other members of the family.

If you believe that you or your child have suffered an injury during pregnancy, childbirth or a gynaecological procedure, our solicitors will help you to claim the compensation you deserve.


Mistakes made by medical professionals during your pregnancy or birth could have serious implications on your life, and that of your child.

Areas in which mistakes are commonly made include:

  • Antenatal errors: Unfortunately, medical professionals can miss serious problems that show up on a scan, and can sometimes misdiagnose issues with a healthy unborn baby. Errors made at this stage can have huge consequences including misdiagnosed miscarriage, unexpected health issues and even stillbirth.
  • Errors during birth: Damage caused by medical devices or anaesthetics can affect the health of both mother and baby. In some instances, severe gynaecological damage can take place for the mother, and children can sustain many potential injuries such as cerebral palsy, brain injury and fractured bones.

Claiming for a birth injury is commonly associated with hospitals, but it is not restricted to this environment and can involve a number of settings including the home and in birth centres. The latter are small maternity units that aim to provide a more personal, less clinical environment for expectant mothers who wish to give birth without medical intervention. These centres are usually staffed by midwives, and aim to promote calmness, helping pregnant women to feel in control of their birth experience.

However, birth centres are not without risks, and there is a chance that something could go wrong - particularly if a medical professional acts negligently.


When accidents occur during pregnancy or birth, the results are often long term and can be incredibly traumatic for both mother and baby. At Ramsdens Solicitors, our team of legal specialists can help those families who have been affected by medical negligence, and will be with you every step of the way throughout the claims process.

In cases where an injury has occurred, those professionals supervising could be held at fault, particularly where complications were missed or they failed to carry out procedures in line with their duty of care to patients. This could be the fault of the midwife, obstetrician or attending doctor

You could also make a claim if your midwife or doctor did not spot the symptoms of a condition that developed during your pregnancy.


Our team of specialist solicitors has years of experience in dealing with this type of claim. We understand the sensitive nature of birth injury claims, and we are dedicated to providing reliable support at this difficult time.

To discuss your circumstances with a solicitor, contact Ramsdens today by calling 01484 821 500 or fill out an online enquiry form and we will be in touch.