Midwifery Conduct Complaints & Treatment Delays

As part of the midwifery code of conduct, when receiving care by the maternity department the mother should be able to trust her midwife with her health and wellbeing and be treated with dignity by receiving high standards of midwifery conduct. The process of giving birth at times can itself be an unnerving process. However, instances may arise when this can be made worse by poor conduct by midwives.

Types of Midwifery Conduct Complaints & Treatment Delays 

Despite there being strict guidelines in place, instances may arise where a patient has suffered midwifery conduct errors. This may include:

  • Failure to gain consent regarding treatment such as epidurals, spinal block and birthing methods 
  • Disregard to patients confidentiality
  • Failing to respond to patients concerns and preferences such as types of birth and pain relief methods
  • Lack of care in relation to language and communication needs
  • A delay or failure in providing patients information on the care they require in relation to their pregnancy, child, birthing method and general health
  • Inadequate care in relation to patients who lack mental capacity
  • A delay or failure in providing accurate care in emergency situations such as an emergency C-section, ventouse delivery, episiotomies and forcep delivery 

Our dedicated teams at Mistreatment.com can provide free support and guidance from specialist medical negligence solicitors and medical advisors. Mistreatment.com can inform you of the relevant complaints departments and guide you through their complaints procedures. Our specialist teams of medical negligence solicitors and barristers can also assist you in making a medical negligence claim if your circumstances suggest you are entitled to do so.

How do I make a complaint?

Mistreatment.com can place you in touch with a variety of different organisations who can assist you in making a complaint regarding NHS or private treatment. Whether you or a loved one has experienced inefficient or ineffective treatment, or have suffered misdiagnosis errors or treatment delays, part of our service involves a free review undertaken by us. This free review will help you to understand where you stand and to make an informed decision. This free review can also explain if you are eligible for legal assistance in order to make a potential claim for medical mistreatment and negligence.

What If I am Entitled to Legal Advice?

Mistreatment.com can place you in touch with different practitioner organisations should you want to make a complaint. However, given the different timeframes that a complaint can sometimes involve, by contacting us you can not only obtain a free complaints guide but also obtain free initial advice about whether you can make a possible legal claim under a no win no fee basis in order to obtain answers and possible compensation.

Is there A Cost?

Placing a call with us involves no cost to you. We can provide both free advice about your initial complaint and a free guide about the different ways you can make a complaint at the treatment you experienced. Additionally, we can provide free initial legal advice about how to get answers and make a possible compensation claim. Whether a claim is to assist you in obtaining answers, getting to the truth of what happened or to obtain compensation, Mistreatment.com may be able to assist.

About our Medical Complaints Team

By getting in touch with the experienced team at Mistreatment.com we can provide specific, tailored advice about the options available to you. These options can involve not just making a complaint but also initial free legal advice and a free claims assessment if the facts of your enquiry entitle you to do so.

Unsure If You Are Entitled To Make A Complaint?

Before you decide to make a complaint, our dedicated complaints department will under no obligation advise you on the relevant complaints procedures that are available to you.