Caesarean Sections

A Caesarean Section delivery is the surgical method of extracting a baby from a mother's womb. It involves cutting through the skin and fat layers, into the womb, to allow the baby to be removed safely. Complications can unfortunately sometimes occur. These can be unavoidable, non negligent complications of the operation or of the pregnancy, or occasionally they can be caused by negligence of the obstetric surgeon or negligence of the obstetric doctors or midwives caring for the patient prior to the procedure. If an injury is due to medical negligence then there may be compensation available.

Some of the complications and risks of a Caesarean Section include:

Severe bleeding where the incision is made which will require additional treatment and carries the risk of  emergency hysterectomy being required and/or death. 

Infection, which also carries the risk of infertility, other complications and death 

Adhesions, which occur when bands of scar tissue heal and cause organs to stick together. This happens in 93% of pelvic operations. 

Injury or death of the baby. 

While some injuries are common, unavoidable and non negligent complications, some injuries are preventable and caused by negligence. When obstetricians, midwives and surgeons are negligent, victims have the right to seek legal compensation if injured as a result of the negligence and this is where Chadwick Lawrence can help.

The team of specialist medical negligence and birth injury solicitors at Chadwick Lawrence is led by Tony May, a specialist birth injury and Cerebral Palsy solicitor. He has an excellent record in high value and complex cases, many resulting in multi-million pound settlements. Tony has over 20 years experience in dealing with birth injury cases. He continues to represent many cerebral palsy children and adults in medical negligence claims and after settlement he provides ongoing support as the Court of Protection Deputy for many of his cerebral palsy and brain damaged clients.

Tony can be contacted by email on or by telephone on 01484 519999. Alternatively, you could call our team on the freephone number below.

Our dedicated team of specialist clinical negligence, birth injury and cerebral palsy solicitors deal with medical negligence claims countrywide and claims relating to caesarean section injuries. We are based at our Huddersfield office but can visit you in your home or in hospital if you are unable to attend at one of our West Yorkshire offices. If you or your child has sustained a birth injury from a caesarean section as a result of possible medical negligence and/or negligence by a midwife, please contact our specialist medical negligence Legal Aid and no-win-no-fee lawyers for free legal advice. 

Contact Chadwick Lawrence for free legal advice on FREE PHONE 0800 028 2969 or email:

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