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Perineal Tears & Gynaecological Claims

Clinical negligence during childbirth

Perineal tears

A perineal tear sustained during childbirth can have a substantial effect on a woman’s future continence and sexual function. You may be reluctant to talk about any injuries sustained, but this can often result in many years of pain and distress. Whilst perineal tears are common – with around 85% of women suffering some form of tear – some are caused by inadequate or negligent treatment received during childbirth.

Find out more about the 4 different types of perineal tears here

Perineal and vaginal tears are most common in women having their first vaginal birth. Chances of tearing can also be increased by you having a large baby, induced labour, a long second stage of labour, an assisted delivery, having an episiotomy, or when your baby’s shoulder gets stuck behind your pubic bone.

Whether your injury is a small abrasion or a deep laceration, we can advise on your best course of action. Thankfully, some tears heal naturally and require very little treatment, while others will require surgical intervention or suturing.

If you have sustained a tear, it is vital that this is found and treated correctly. Where treatment during childbirth is proved to have been negligent or inadequate, we can help you claim compensation.

Call our experienced Clinical Negligence team now to find out how we can help you.

Vaginal mesh (TVT) claims

We are currently representing several women who have undergone vaginal mesh or TVT surgery and have since experienced complications and health issues. Vaginal mesh or TVT (transvaginal tape) is used to treat urinary stress incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in women after childbirth.

Mesh implants have been widely used in surgery across the UK as it was seen as a less invasive procedure with a shorter recovery time. However, an increasing number of women have reported complications following vaginal mesh or TVT surgery.

If you are experiencing any symptoms and feel you may have a claim, please get in touch.

Why choose Freeths?

  • You can rely on our lawyers to treat your situation sensitively and leave you to focus on the future
  • Our friendly clinical negligence team are recognised for their success in making birth injury and gynaecological claims
  • We offer specialist knowledge to help answer your questions and secure adequate compensation
  • You’ll benefit from FREE initial telephone advice, a FREE first interview, and advice on funding

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