Birth Issues Negligence Claims
The birth of a baby should be exciting not only for the parents but also their extended family and friends who will look forward to welcoming the new arrival. I can be devastating when things go unexpectedly wrong, and it is understandable that parents then look to those providing their medical care to take responsibility for their errors.
What is a Birth Injury?
Birth injuries can affect both the baby and the mother. They happen when medical experts either fail to follow the correct procedures or they carry them out in a substandard manner. It can also refer to a mother receiving a poor standard of care during her pregnancy which in turn leads to difficulties during labour and birth.
Examples of birth issues caused by medical negligence can include:
- Third and fourth-degree perineal tears, and incorrectly performed episiotomies.
- Mismanaged pre-eclampsia.
- Damage to organs (e.g.: the bladder) during a caesarean.
- Cerebral palsy caused by limiting a baby’s oxygen supply.
- Failing to identify, or delayed intervention, when mother or baby are in distress.
- Errors with intervention, such as incorrect use of forceps.
- Fracturing a baby’s bones, or causing hip dysplasia.
Obstetrics negligence claims can also include instances where negligence has fatal results. One incident occurred where an ultrasound at 28 weeks detected that a baby’s growth had slowed unexpectedly. Instead of scheduling further tests where the cause could be determined, and the child’s development monitored, the radiologist decided no further action would be required. Unfortunately, this led to a stillbirth at 39 weeks due to placental failure. Medical experts found that with timely intervention and an emergency cesarean the baby girl, though premature, almost certainly would have survived and been healthy. Not only was compensation awarded for causing the death of a child, but the court also accounted for the mother’s subsequent depression.
How Can We Help?
The first step towards making a birth injury negligence claim starts with talking to The Medical Negligence Experts. They can assist in obtaining compensation to care for your child whether this means mobility equipment, specialist physio or speech therapy, or any other support your child needs to reach their full potential. Our team of medical negligence solicitors will talk to you about your situation and give our professional opinion on the best way for you to proceed.
There is no cost or commitment required to make an initial enquiry so contact The Medical Negligence Experts today.
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered from medical negligence in the past 3 years, the short answer is yes.
However, medical negligence can be complicated, so we recommend that you speak with one of our expert solicitors - It’s Free.
How much could I claim?
As every medical case is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: Level of negligence, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our experienced team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party of your claim against them. With your dedicated solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.
Why should you choose us?
No Win No Fee
We offer a No Win No Fee* service on all our claims - We assess each claim on its merits with the information provided, which aids us to determine its likely success rate. This takes the risk away from you.
Our experienced solicitors are experts in securing compensation no matter the level of negligence.
We are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you, while providing friendly support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Lawyers
On contact, you will be allocated your own expert Medical Negligence solicitor who will be there every step of the way. You will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of your solicitor.
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We specialise in helping victims of medical negligence claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your birth issues negligence case, you don’t pay! Once you make contact, your experienced solicitor will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
Whether you are ready to make a medical negligence claim, or you would just like a free conversation with a legal professional, we have experts on hand to give you all the information you need. Take the first step to getting what you deserve by filling in our quick contact form and we will call you back whenever suits you.