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Injuries that Entitle Victims to File the Birth Injury Claims

"birth negligence"The birth of a child is one of the happiest moments in the life of an individual. For a mother, it is an unforgettable experience, leading to immense pleasure. However, few people are not fortunate enough to derive the joy out of the moment because of the abnormality of the child or some injuries that he or she is inflicted with right from the time of their birth. The delivery of a child involves a long procedure through which a lot of care needs to be taken of both the mother and the child. A lack of this care and most essentially, any fault at time of the delivery of the child can lead to complications for either the mother or the newborn. With these complications usually taking place because of the fault or negligence of the employers, the victim becomes entitled to file the birth injury claims. Here is a brief overview of the types of these injuries along with the possible ways of encountering them.

Birth injuries usually transpire as a result of the carelessness on part of gynaecologists. However, the injuries received by the mother can also be a result of the malpractices by nurses, anaesthetists etc. While cerebral palsy is the most common of all birth injuries, there are actually many others that are equally painful and disastrous in nature. Birth injuries imbibed by the mothers, for which claims can be filed with the assistance of the medical negligence solicitors:

  • Incorrectly performed epistomies
  • Perineal tears
  • Retaining swabs
  • Fissures
  • Faults in managing pre- eclampsia
  • ¬†Errors in anaesthesia
  • Injuries in organs from the caesarean section

The damages to the newborn include various other injuries apart from the brain injuries that result in cerebral palsy and some of these are as follows:

  • Fractures to the legs, arms, shoulder, collar bone or any other part, leading to a lifelong trouble for the child
  • Cuts and scars
  • Hip Dysplasia

The problems are as complicated as the medical treatments are. However, filing a claim is must especially when the negligence of the doctors is well underlined. Birth injury claims require the expert guidance of the solicitors who have the required knowledge and experience in having dealt with claims of similar nature. Birth injuries ruin the life of a child and compel him or her to stay victimized by its effects for the rest of their life. Compensation cannot reduce the extent of their suffering but the financial assistance can certainly come to their rescue in many respects.

While the normal time- period for filing a compensation claim is 3 years from the realization of the injuries, for the birth injury claims, it is anytime until the child attains 18 years of age. The actual victim is given 3 more years to make the claim himself after he becomes an adult. The solicitors play an important role in handling the claims against NHS or doctors, considering the obvious complications they are supposed to have.

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