Making a perineal tear claim
To make a perineal tear claim on a no win, no fee basis or to request a free case review simply call us on 0333 888 0436 or send an email to us at [email protected]
What is a perineal tear?
Perineal tears during childbirth are not uncommon. Most cases can be satisfactorily treated and heal quickly with no lasting problems. However, while tearing of the perineal tissue is regarded as a natural part of giving birth, medical errors do occur.
Tears can also occur when there has been a failure to cut an episiotomy. In addition, tears can be missed and not treated, leading to complications arising. The severity of a tear can also be misdiagnosed, or the repair may not be undertaken correctly.
Perineal tears are categorised into 4 groups ranging from simple tearing of the skin (the least serious) through to tearing of the anal sphincter (the most serious).
Complications can include incontinence, painful sexual intercourse, a fistula and psychological distress.
Claiming perineal tear compensation
Solicitor Caroline Webber-Brown is experienced in dealing with perineal tear cases, and recovered compensation totalling £350,000 for one of her clients who suffered a 4th degree perineal tear, which you can read all about here.
We can deal with your perineal tear claim, on a no win, no fee basis. This means that you do not need to let worries about legal costs put you off seeking justice and we will fund all the expenses associated with your case, such as the cost of medical reports and any court fees.
Free perineal tear claim assessment
If you would like guidance on making a perineal tear claim then our experienced solicitors are here to help.
You can speak to one of our expert lawyers completely free of charge and without obligation by calling our Birth Injury Helpline in complete confidence on 0333 888 0436. Alternatively you can send brief details of your case to us by email at [email protected] and we will get straight back to you.