No Win No Fee Medical Negligence Claims
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Simply call us or complete the quick enquiry on the right and let us explain your legal rights and your options (at no cost to you and no obligation).

3rd Degree Tears / Third Degree Tears

If You Have Suffered a Third Degree Tear During Childbirth, You May Be Able to Make a Claim For Medical Negligence Compensation.

We understand that you may have many concerns and worries right now, so we see our job as to help you, advise you and answer all of your questions. The easiest way for us to explain all of your legal rights and options is for you to speak with us (free of charge and without obligation) or complete our online enquiry. Please don't sit there and worry that you do not want to trouble us. We help people in your position every day; this is what we do.

If we cannot help you, we will let you know instantly and your mind will be put at rest. If we can help you, we will explain how and what would happen next if you decided you wanted to take things further. However, at no point will you be put under any pressure to do so; this is simply not how we work.

So please call us now on 0800 2888 693 (from a mobile click to call: 01275 774 557) or complete our Free Online Enquiry to be advised of all of your options.

What Is A 3rd Degree Tear?

If your birth is well planned and well cared for, you should be able to avoid a 3rd degree tear and have a pain and trouble free birth. However, if your medical team miss obvious signs that you are likely to tear during birth and fail to take preventative action, such as an episiotomy or caesarian birth, you may well be able to make a birth injury claim for medical negligence.

A 3rd degree tear is a tear of the skin often extending into the perineal skin and the perineal muscles during child birth. It can cause severe pain and potentially lead to long term complications including discomfort when visiting the toilet and during sexual intercourse. However, early and urgent medical attention can dramatically improve your chances of a full recovery. Our specialist 3rd degree tear solicitors will not only focus on your legal rights, but also your need for remedial medical attention.

When Does A 3rd Degree Tear Amount To Medical Negligence?

A mother may be at risk of a third degree tear in all of the following circumstances:

  • When it is clear the baby is too large to be born naturally;
  • When the mother's perineum is not as flexible as it needs to be;
  • When the second stage of labour takes longer than expected;
  • When it is a first birth; or
  • Labour is induced.

If the medical team ignore any of the above circtumstances, or take no action in spite of these circumstances, it may well amount to medical negligence. If you have suffered a 3rd degree tear, please do not sit there and worry about it. We are here to help you. Please contact us to discover your legal rights. Call us free on 0800 2888 693 (from a mobile click to call: 01275 774 557) or complete an online 3rd Degree Tear enquiry to be advised of your options.


1stClaims does not charge you for using our service and all initial enquiries with our Solicitors are also free of charge, so rest assured, this initial step of making an enquiry will not cost you anything.

Once one of our Solicitors has assessed the merits of your enquiry they will make a judgement on the likely chances of bringing a successful claim and if the prospects are good, they will normally offer to take your case on a No Win No Fee basis. NOTE: If your case is successful your Solicitor will deduct up to a maximum of 25% of your final settlement or compensation award as payment for their fees. You can find out more about No Win No Fee arrangements and the potential costs that can be incurred by clicking here.

Contact Us Today

Please contact us now for a free, no obligation discussion about your legal rights. Call us free on 0800 2888 693 (from a mobile click to call: 01275 774 557) or complete an online 3rd Degree Tear enquiry to be advised of your options.

We are here to help you from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday,
8.30am to 6pm on Saturday and 9am to 6pm on Sundays.


What Happens Next?

Complete a Quick Claim Enquiry and this is what you will benefit from:

  1. Advice on whether you can make a claim and how the claims process works from a specialist claims solicitor;
  2. Compensation - what can you claim for and how much are you likely to receive;
  3. Costs - your options for funding your claim; and
  4. An explanation of what will happen next if you decide to carry on and make a claim (how your solicitor will take care of everything for you).

All on a free, no obligation Quick Claim Enquiry Advice Call.

Call free now on 0800 2888 693 (from a mobile click to call: 01348 630 720) or make a Quick Claim Enquiry »

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