Answer a few quick questions to find out for free if you could be eligible for compensation.
If you have suffered any of these types of negligence, you could be entitled to compensation:
- Failure to correctly monitor your baby
- Inadequate aftercare for mother or baby
If you have been affected by any of these, or by any other type of negligence during pregnancy or childbirth, get in touch with us today to find out for free if you could claim compensation.
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Do you feel you and/or your baby have suffered negligence during childbirth?
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Have you claimed for this incident before?
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Was the incident within the last 2 years?
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Welcoming your new baby should be one of the most joyful experiences in your life – one that is remembered with only happiness. Unfortunately, this is not the case for everyone, so if you believe you or you baby have suffered as a result of negligence, please get in touch with us today.
Making a claim
If you believe you or your baby have been injured due to inadequate care by medical professionals during pregnancy or childbirth, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation. The injuries sustained during the birthing process can be catastrophic and could adversely impact the rest of your lives. Starting your claim for compensation with us is completely free of charge and our expert team will guide you through every step of the process, supporting you and your family until you receive your final compensation settlement, which we know can give you the boost you need to start living your life more fully. By logging your enquiry with us today, you have nothing to lose but potentially everything to gain.
What is Birth Injury Negligence?
Birth Injury Negligence, like Pregnancy Negligence, is when medical professionals have failed to provide an adequate standard of care, resulting in you or your baby sustaining injuries either before, during or after birth. Negligence can include anything from a substandard level of care being provided during pregnancy, to failure to detect and treat complications, to incorrect intervention being made during labour, all of which can result in avoidable damage being caused to mother and/or baby. Due to these errors, you or your child can be left suffering with a wide variety of complications during childbirth or in the aftercare period, some of which may be temporary, but many of which can last a lifetime.
If you're suffering, we can help
Sadly, even the slightest medical negligence can cause harm to and problems for both you and your baby during the birthing process. If you have been affected, our expert team is here to help get you the support you need. Get in touch with us today to find out for free if you can make a No Win, No Fee claim. We’ll support you through every step of the process to get you the compensation you deserve. You have nothing to lose but potentially everything to gain.
Your case with us will be on a No Win, No Fee basis. Simply put, if you don’t win, you don’t pay.
You won’t have to pay any upfront costs for starting your claim, and a fee will be deducted if your case is successful. If your case is successful, your percentage fee will be taken out of your final compensation award, which is capped at a maximum amount by law.
If your case is unsuccessful, you have nothing to worry about as you won’t have to pay a penny.
Birth Injuries to Mothers
– C-section injuries
– Perineal tears
– Inadequate stitching
– Epidural birth injuries
– Failure to manage pre-eclampsia
– Failure to recognise when a baby has stopped growing
Birth Injuries to Babies
– Erb’s Palsy
– Cerebral Palsy
– Paralysis or partial paralysis
– Brain damage
– Spine injuries
– Bone fractures
Sadly, some mothers and babies suffer from injuries during pregnancy or childbirth that are due strictly to a breach of care provided by medical professionals. This could include problems during pregnancy being neglected, or incorrect treatment being provided during childbirth. However, there are also cases where babies suffer birth injuries that are unavoidable, and for which nobody is to blame. Sadly, some birth injuries are unforeseeable and not preventable.
Birth defects occur naturally in the womb as the baby develops. These can be due to a number of factors, including genetic mutations or being exposed to toxins or medications ingested by the mother. In either case, it is possible a third party may have caused the damage.
The time limit for making a medical negligence claim is typically three years from the date of the negligent incident, with a few exceptions. In other words, your case must be brought within three years of the negligence happening or your ‘date of knowledge’ that something was not right.
However, if you are making the claim on behalf of a child who has suffered injury due to negligence, you can claim at any point until they are 18 years old. After that, they can make a claim for themselves, but they have only three years to do so (by the time they turn 21). If you are making a claim for a child who has passed away as a result of a birth injury, you have three years from the date of death to make a claim.
The time limit does not apply to claims being made on behalf of people with limited metal capacity – a claim for them can be made at any point.
We appreciate how traumatic and distressing the effects of birth injuries and pregnancy negligence can be. Our highly experienced solicitors and experts will aim to provide enough compensation to cover the costs of any long-term medical care and rehabilitation you may require. Our experts can also work with you to produce the most suitable long-term care plan, to assist with making this time as easy as possible for you. All your medical and rehabilitation needs will be assessed and will form an important part of your claim and settlement.
The most important step will be to get in touch with us as soon as possible so that we can examine your case and determine whether we can proceed with your claim. When a third party’s actions have caused injury to your child, you and your child may be entitled to compensation for your losses. If you believe a medical professional has failed to provide you with adequate care throughout your pregnancy and/or childbirth and you or your child have been adversely affected as a result, get in touch with us today to begin your claim for compensation.
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