Pregnancy, Birth & Maternal Injury

Pregnancy and birth should be times of great celebration but where errors are made these can have lifelong effects for a mother and possibly a baby.

The types of injuries which a mother or baby can suffer from during pregnancy or birth include:

  • Failure to identify an ectopic pregnancy
  • Misdiagnosis of miscarriage
  • Failing to recognise a perforation injury following a caesarean section or dilation and curettage (D & C)
  • Failure to identify and/or adequately repair a third or fourth degree tear
  • Excessive traction during delivery which causes the baby to suffer from a plexus
  • (Erbs Palsy) Injury

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