Episiotomy Injuries

Episiotomy Injuries and Pain

An episitomy is a surgical intervention in the perenium made during child birth to facilitate with the delivery of the baby. Unfortunately, on occasions the cut can be made negligently and lead to ongoing pain and suffering. If you have had problems with Episiotomy scars or stitches, you may be entitled to compensation and private medical treatment to help you to recover.

Types of Injury

There are two different types of Episiotomy which are used - a midline or a mediolateral. A midline Episiotomy is a surgical cut which goes straight down in the direction of the woman's anus. It has been argued that a midline Episiotomy increases the risk of obtaining a third or fourth degree tear. However, there is only a possibility of this occurring if tearing continues and extends beyond the cut that has been made. A mediolateral Episiotomy is a surgical cut made at a 45 degree angle. The angle of the cut is located this way so if a tear extends from the cut it will not extend into the anus, but past it.

Informed consent must be obtained in the prenatal stage as valid informed consent cannot be received from the mother at the time the episiotomy is required as the baby's head will be crowning.

In addition to an episiotomy causing ongoing pain you might also experience pain from other perenial injuries, including vaginal tears.

Our solicitors can help you with all types of injuries to the mother during child birth.

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What are the Costs?

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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.

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Can We Help You?

If you or a member of your family have suffered an injury during child birth, we can provide you with free intial advice. If you have a suitable claim, our solicitors can offer you a variety of funding options, so you can speak to us freely and without concern about costs at the outset.

We understand that if you are on our website you may well be confused: confused about the treatment you have received and confused about your options. This is why we offer you a free, no obligation discussion with one of our medical negligence solicitors. Simply call us on 0800 2888 693 (from a mobile click to call: 01348 630 720) or complete our Episiotomy Medical Negligence enquiry form to be advised of your options.

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