If you or your baby has suffered an injury during childbirth as a result of medical negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation for childbirth injury.
The birth of a new baby is a special occasion for you and your family. When you seek medical help for childbirth, you expect high quality treatment and attention from doctors. Unfortunately, there are cases where people fall prey to medical negligence. For example, you may receive poor obstetric treatment during a birth, or your baby may be misdiagnosed or wrongly treated after birth.
Injuries during pregnancy and childbirth can have long-term consequences. For example, if your baby requires long term parental care after birth, it may affect your profession and income source for a long time. Also, given the delicate stage of life the infant is in, injuries and inappropriate treatment could have long term effects on the child’s health.
It is therefore important for you to know your rights, and understand when you can establish grounds for clinical negligence. This is where our expert legal advisors can help you. Once you share your experience with them, they will give you the support and help you need to file a claim for compensation.
What is Childbirth Injury?
The term ‘childbirth injury’ refers to any physical or psychological injury suffered by a mother or a child during childbirth. It is important to note that induced delivery poses higher risk of birth injury than spontaneous delivery. Birth injury can be caused by many factors, such as oxygen deprivation and difficulty in getting the baby out due to its large size.
Common Instances of Childbirth Injury Claims
Our expert lawyers have years of experience in winning different types childbirth injury claims for their clients. Some common childbirth injuries include:
- Cerebral Palsy – Caused by lack of oxygen during delivery, cerebral palsy is a type of brain injury that could lead to long term physical and mental difficulties for the baby.
- Third degree tears – A surgical process called episiotomy is often used to protect the mother’s skin from tearing during childbirth. Not performing episiotomy or performing it inappropriately may cause third degree tears during a birth. This can be established as grounds for childbirth injury claims.
- Broken collar bone – If the baby’s shoulder gets trapped behind the mother’s pelvic bone during labour or birth, the medical team should resolve the issue immediately. Failure to do so can cause broken a collar bone and several other physical problems to the baby. If these problems occur as a result of medical negligence, you can file a claim for compensation.
Some other common childbirth injury claims include umbilical cord problems, hip dysplasia, hypoglycaemia, shoulder dystocia, erb’s palsy or brachial plexus injuries, misdiagnosis and ruptured placentas.
If you or someone you know has suffered any of these injuries before, during or after delivery, we can help you claim compensation. Take a look at the following benefits of using our services.
How we can help you
- We listen to you sympathetically - We understand the amount of mental strain you or your baby may have suffered due to childbirth injuries.
- We help you make informed decisions – Our lawyers know the law and process of childbirth injury claims inside out. They make you aware of your rights, so that you can make an informed decision.
- We fight for you – Depending upon the complexity of your case, we find you the best solicitor for your claim. Our lawyer ensures that you get the best possible outcome.
- We keep you in the loop – Winning a claim usually takes time. We keep you updated throughout the process.
Whether you need help to know you what you are eligible for or need support for winning childbirth injury claim, contact us right away.