Birth Injury Claims

Birth Injury Claims

The NHS and other healthcare providers generally provide a good service but birthing environments are not without risk and, unfortunately, there is always the possibility of  something going wrong. Birth injuries to mother and baby can be devastating and are likely to be more so  if  they were caused by the fault of a doctor, an obstetrician or midwife.

Birth injuries in relation to mothers can include:

  • Missed or negligent episiotomies and perineal tears
  • Mistakes in suturing tears
  • Badly performed caesarian sections
  • Failure to recognise damage caused by caesarean sections
  • Failure to identify and manage pre-eclampsia
  • Failure to identify and act on placental abruption
  • Failure to identify problems with the uterus on ultrasound

Birth injuries in relation to babies can include:

  • Brain injuries
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Fractures to skull, arms, legs, shoulders or collarbones
  • Cuts and scarring
  • Dislocated hips
  • Injuries caused by forceps deliveries

If you or your baby have been  injured as a result of neglient medical treatment during birth you may be able to take legal action for compensation. Such  claims are complicated and difficult requiring expert advice and expert evidence. Our specialist medical negligence solicitors will be able to advise you and we will act for you on a NO  WIN NO  FEE basis meaning that you will not have to pay any legal fees should your case be unsuccessful. Request a Free Consultation today.