The birth of a child should always be a happy time for all mothers and their families, and indeed it is in the vast majority of cases.
Tragically though, in some instances, birth injury can occur and result in serious injury to either the baby or the mother, or in some cases both.
These injuries can often occur through reasons that are beyond the control of medical staff, such as the baby being born prematurely or being born from a breach presentation. In other cases though birth injury is the direct result of medical negligence and could have been avoided.
Injuries that can often be suffered by babies as a direct result of medical negligence can include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erbs palsy
- Congenital hip displacement
Injuries to mothers as a result of medical negligence can include:
- Perineal tears
- Placenta abruption
- Uterine rupture
How we can help
Medical negligence claims are highly complex. But we can advise you if you have a claim and how much compensation you are entitled to.
Our experts will guide you throughout the claims process and will keep you up to date on the progress of your claim.
For your added peace of mind, we may be able to handle your claim on a no win no fee basis. Legal aid may be available in cases where babies have suffered an injury at birth. Our team will be happy to discuss all the options with you.
If you would like to find out if you have a claim, or just want a confidential, no obligation chat about your options, contact our friendly professionals today.