Pregnancy and Birth Injury Claims

Nerve Damage

Women can experience minor nerve damage in the postpartum period. Nerve damage is most commonly a result of pressure on the nerves in the back or pelvis during labour and/or delivery. 

Nerve damage is more common in women who are experiencing labour for the first time, those who have pushed for a long time, and in cases where a forceps was used to deliver the baby. 

The symptoms of minor nerve damage are numbness and/or limited muscle weakness. Generally, these symptoms/effects are temporary and resolve within a few weeks. However, there are rare cases of severe nerve damage causing severe weakness of one or both legs, and/or loss of control of bladder or bowel.

If you have suffered from a nerve damage related injury which you believe was caused or exacerbated by medical negligence, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation. 

To speak with an experienced medical negligence solicitor, please contact Laura today.

How Can Croke Medical Law Help?

Croke Medical Law are well experienced in Pregnancy and Birth Injury Claims and will provide expert legal advice in an empathetic manner. 

We can: 

  1. Investigate the cause of injury and provide answers that you deserve to know to allow you to better understand what happened and to determine if a medical error was made. 
  2. Provide advice in relation to the legal process and represent you throughout your legal journey. 
  3. Seek financial compensation for you. 
  4. Seek an explanation and an apology from the wrongdoer(s).