Birth Injury Claims
The birth of a child is a life-affirming event for any couple, and thanks to the extraordinary care provided by hospital medical staff, is usually risk-free. Occasionally, a complicated labour can pose a significant challenge to medical staff, whom must consider the health and safety of both mother and child in everything they do. Labour complications form the basis of most birth injury claims, although misdiagnosis and incompetence are also contributors. If a mother or child suffer as a result of medical negligence, there may be sufficient grounds for a birth injury claim.
Our birth injury claims solicitors are experts in all matters of clinical negligence. They operate under what is known as a “conditional fee agreement”, making it possible to assist clients without commanding extortionate fees for representation. This no win no fee offer has enabled hundreds of parents to make birth injury claims on behalf of their children, with the promise of full and final settlement if the case is successful.
If you, or your children have suffered as a result of medical negligence, we strongly urge you to seek legal advice regarding your entitlement to a claim. Contact us today to discuss your case without obligation, either by phone or via the short online form here.
Birth Injury Accountability
“Birth injury” is a loose term used to define both prenatal and postnatal conditions, affecting either the mother or her child. Accountability is determined by many factors, including whether the condition was picked up during routine examinations for the first, second and third trimesters. These could include: gestational diabetes, Downs Syndrome and heart murmur.
The majority of birth injury claims are made for postnatal conditions – including injuries sustained during a difficult labour. Conditions such as cerebral palsy can be extremely devastating for parents, and often occur when an infant suffers distress during delivery. Forceps and ventouse delivery carry a risk of physical damage to the child, including scarring and disfigurement. If you were not told of these risks, or it can be reasonably proven that incompetence contributed to your child’s injuries, the on-duty nurse or doctor could be found negligent.
Birth Injury Claims Specialists
Our medical negligence solicitors recognise that birth injury presents a difficult challenge for families to overcome. We are committed to the provision of immediate support and guidance for anyone who has suffered as a result of birth injury, and could provide access to vital support resources whilst your claim is being investigated. With comprehensive experience of this most sensitive area of personal injury litigation, we extend the offer of assistance for numerous birth injury cases, including:
- Spinal Injury
- Cerebral Palsy
- Wrongful Birth
- Uterine Rupture and Placental Abruption
- Hypoxic-Anoxic Brain Injury
- Erb’s Palsy
- Brachial Plexus Injury
- Congenital Hip Dysplasia
For a no-obligation free assessment of your case, or to start a claim, please contact us via the online form. If you would prefer to speak to a legal representative regarding your case, please call us on our free phone number above to discuss your options.