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Birth Injury Claims

Giving birth can be a wonderful but challenging and emotional experience for any mother. While doctors and midwives are responsible for providing the best possible care during childbirth, there are times when mistakes happen, which can result in birth injuries that could have long-lasting effects on both the mother and the child. Birth injuries due to medical negligence can be devastating. They can occur in various ways, such as excessive force during delivery, lack of oxygen to the baby or something missed before labour.

Depending on the injury incurred, it is possible to make a full recovery, but in some cases, the effects on the mother or baby can be catastrophic, with life-long consequences.

Our specialist team of medical negligence lawyers are here to offer expert experience gained over many years of representing clients in this complex area of law.

If you want to find out if you can make a compensation claim, contact our team for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case. Call 0800 731 7555 or complete the enquiry form to get in touch.

Areas we cover

Misdiagnosis

Maternal Death

Still Birth or Neonatal Death

Obstetrics Negligence Claims

Spinab Bifida and Hydrocephalus Claims

Midwife Negligence Claims

Dental Negligence

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Birth Injury Compensation Claims

At the Personal Injury People, our specialist team of personal injury solicitors are highly experienced in handling cases where serious injuries have occurred before, during or after birth, as well as in the first few days and weeks of a child’s life. We understand that these situations can be daunting and stressful for families to go through, which is why we work tirelessly to achieve justice and compensation for our clients.

Some of the cases of injuries to mother and child we help with include (but are not limited to):

  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Infections to mother or child
  • Group B Strep
  • Perineal tears (bladder, bowel, and nerve injuries)
  • Maternal death
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Caesarean birth injuries
  • Shoulder dystocia
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Stillbirth or Neonatal death
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Forceps injuries
  • Fractures
  • Jaundice
  • Nerve damage
  • Oxygen deprivation in the womb/during delivery

Our team is dedicated to providing compassionate and effective legal representation to those affected by birth injuries. We understand the complex medical and legal issues that arise in these cases and have the expertise and resources to navigate them successfully.

Call our specialist personal injury team today 0800 731 7555 or complete the enquiry form to get in touch.

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Making a Birth Injury Compensation Claim

Our work is carried out on a ‘no-win, no-fee’ basis and we operate nationally, helping clients across England and Wales with medical negligence claims brought against doctors, midwives and other medical professionals.

We know that every case is unique, which is why we take a personalised and sensitive approach to each client’s situation. Regardless of the nature of your birth injury, we are committed to providing you with the highest level of legal representation and support.

If you want to find out if you can make a compensation claim, contact our team for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case. Call our team today 0800 731 7555 or complete the enquiry form to get in touch.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is medical negligence defined?

Medical negligence is described as a breach in a medical or healthcare professional’s of duty of care. In other words; when the standard of care falls below that which is expected of a competent practitioner.

What can I make a claim for?
Whether you’ve experienced a clinical procedure that went wrong, received sub-standard care or been misdiagnosed, making a compensation claim for medical negligence can be a complicated process, so it’s important to get expert legal advice. The list below is a selection of the types of medical negligence compensation claims we deal with:

  • Injuries relating to pregnancy or childbirth
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Accident and Emergency claims
  • Dental procedures
  • Errors in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac illnesses
  • Mistakes made during an operation
  • Nursing and midwifery claims
  • Being prescribed the wrong medication
  • Ophthalmic errors
  • Anaesthetic claims
  • Claims against your GP
  • Wrong diagnosis
  • Gynaecological claims
  • Elderly medicine and care
Will I have to go to court?
We can never say a case won’t go to trial or final hearing, but it’s unlikely. It’s often better if your case doesn’t go to trial as the issue of court proceedings, and the amount of work that goes into preparing and arguing your case, can considerably extend the time it takes to settle your claim. Whether it goes to trial or final hearing depends on your case’s prospects and the stance that the defendant takes.
How much compensation will I get?
It’s difficult to value a case at an early stage as you may have suffered injuries that take time to manifest or have a long-term impact on your health and wellbeing. Every case is individual so to fully evaluate your claim, we need a medical report. This gives us an insight into the extent of your injury and identifies whether you can expect to make a full recovery.

Once we know this we can assess the value of your case. In addition to your general damages (the money you receive for your injury), we also take into account your out of pocket expenses (what we term ‘special damages’). When these are clear, we can add them to the value of your claim. If you’re contacted by an insurance company it’s important not to accept any offers of settlement or compensation without seeking or obtaining legal advice.

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