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Birth Injury Complaints Procedures (NHS)

Posted Mar 15 2010 12:00am

If you feel that you have been a victim of medical negligence during your pregnancy or the birth of your baby, then it is important that you voice your complaint to those in charge so that you can help make changes to the system. If you don't speak out, you can't make the change!

Birth injury complaints can be about specific injuries or trauma you or your baby suffered during your pregnancy and birth, for example, perineal tears, brachial plexus injuries resulting from shoulder dystocia, cerebral palsy.

Every year many women and their families feel dissatified with the level of care they have received from the NHS or indeed from their GP during their pregnancy, labour and birth.

If you or a member of your family believe you have suffered from medical negligence under the NHS then you can lodge a complaint against the hospital where you received your treatment, or against your primary care practitioner. There are a number of ways you can do this:

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