Birthing Injury Negligence Claims

Birthing Injury Negligence Claims

In the vast majority of cases, child birth is a difficult, but ultimately joyful occasion. Sadly however, on some occasions things can get complicated due to the complexity of child birth. What is not acceptable is when child birth goes wrong because of medical negligence resulting in birth injury negligence claims.

If you have suffered a birthing injury as a result of medical negligence it is completely unacceptable and results in birthing injury negligence claims. Medical negligence during child birth is when the medic falls below an acceptable standard of care. This should never happen. As a patient of the NHS you should receive an acceptable standard of care. This is your legal right.

Our birthing injury claims solicitors will handle your claim on a No Win No Fee basis. We take away the stress of worrying about legal bills.

Our Solicitors are experts in birthing injury negligence claims. You can contact them today by completing our quick Free Claim Assessment or call us on 0800 999 7440.

What are Birthing Injury Negligence Claims?

Birth injury negligence claims arise when a medical professional provides poor care during childbirth, Incidents of negligence are never acceptable in the NHS. There are simply no excuses for negligence.

A birth injury is the result of a complicated or negligent labour. The impact of a birth injury can be devastating. Not only the physical injuries that you or your child may have suffered, but the psychological effect of the trauma can also be extremely difficult for our clients.

A birth injury can injure the mother or the baby. Generally, birth injuries to a child can be far more serious to treat and manage. Birth injury claims can have significant long term impacts on the child. Our solicitors understand the significant impact a birth injury can have on a mother, the child and the extended family.

All medical professional involved in child birth owe their patients a “Duty of Care”. This means that if the medical professional falls below the standard that would be expected, they have been negligent. This results in claims for birth injury negligence.

If your doctor or midwife has failed to reach an acceptable standard of care, which has contributed to a birth injury, you may be able to make a birth injury compensation claims against the NHS. It is extremely important to take action if you have been let down. It helps to prevent the same mistakes from happening again.

What Are The Types of Birth Injury?

There are a wide range of birth injuries that can be caused by NHS negligence. Some of the injuries can be identified and treated quickly, such a vaginal tear. However, other birth injuries can take many years to identify and can require lifelong care for the victim.

Some of the most common birth injuries resulting in birthing injury negligence claims are:

Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy can be contributed to by a failure of medical professional to properly monitor the child during child birth. This failure can lead to the child being deprived of oxygen (also known as Hypoxia). The impact of Cerebral Palsy can be long term and significant.


The condition of pre-eclampsia is extremely serious. It can impair kidney and liver function, cause blood clotting problems and seizures. The condition can have a long term impact on your child. Preeclampsia negligence claims relate to failures by medical professionals to identify early signs of the condition. Symptoms can include; high blood pressure, and protein in your urine. Up to 6% of effected by pre-eclampsia.

Incorrect Use of Forceps 

The negligent use of forceps can also cause significant injuries to a new born. A new born child can suffer from facial injuries or skull fractures, right through to injuries to the spine or brain which can cause long term disabilities. The negligent use of forceps can lead injuries to you and your child. The use of forceps can pose a significant risk if not used correctly. The negligent use of forceps during childbirth can lead to serious injuries to the mother which include; genital tears, urinary incontinence and damage to the uterus.

Some other areas that often result in birth injury negligence claims are:

  • Midwife Negligence Compensation Claims
  • Kernicterus Compensation Claims
  • Stillbirth Claims For Compensation
  • Erbs Palsy Compensation Claims
  • Birth Injuries To Mother Negligence Claims

Our birth injury negligence compensation claims solicitors can move quickly with your claim. However, it is vital that you seek advice as soon as possible to protect your legal rights. Do not delay as it can result in you missing the chance to obtain justice for your suffering.

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Our Solicitors are experts in birth and obstetric claims claims. You can contact them today by completing our quick Free Claim Assessment or call us on 0800 644 4240.

What are the Causes of Birthing Injury Negligence Claims?

  • Birthing Injury Negligence claims are made following negligence treatment during pre-natal or childbirth.Our claims solicitors have come across many reasons for birthing injury negligence. Some of the most common reasons for birthing negligence are as a result of:
    • Failure to properly examine during the pre-natal period
    • Failure to Investigate during the pre-natal period
    • Incorrect use of equipment such as forceps
    • Failure to monitor mother and child during labour.

    Complications during child birth can happen and doctors and midwives should be prepared for them. If the treating doctor or midwife does not have the necessary expertise or skills to carry out such procedures, mistakes can be made. These mistakes can have a devastating impact of the life changes of your child and the post natal recovery of the mother.

    If you have suffered due to birthing injury negligence, speak to one of our birthing injury negligence compensation claims solicitors today. They will be able to provide you with a Free Claim Assessment today.

Can I Make Birthing Injury Negligence Claim?

If you have suffered as a result of birthing injury negligence, you can make a claim against the negligence medical provider.

Making a birth injury negligence claim is not just about obtaining compensation for your suffering, it is about obtaining justice. Our solicitors understand that this is difficult time for you, often with nobody to turn to.

We will be in your corner, fighting your case. Our solicitors will provide you with all the support you need during your claim. You need to act fast, as there are strict time limits on when you can make a birthing injury negligence claim. Contact us today to discuss your options.

Why To Make Birthing Injury Negligence Claim?

Birthing Injury Negligence Claims can help to avoid the same mistakes being made again. Our solicitors often find that NHS guidelines will change following a medical negligence claim. If the medical mistakes that were made are identified and investigated, improvements can be made.

It is also important that you are able to obtain compensation for your pain and suffering. At the very least, you may incurred additional expenses and costs for extra care due to the injury. You may have had to take time of work, or give up your job altogether. In these circumstances, it is only fair that you as the victim are able to receive the correct amount of compensation for your suffering.

No Win No Fee Birthing Injury Negligence Claims

Our medical negligence solicitors will represent you on a No Win No Fee basis. There is no cost to you in the claim is unsuccessful. You will obtain the maximum compensation available to you.

Our solicitors will also discuss any other options that are available regarding you case.

How Much Compensation Will I Get?

Birth defect negligence compensation range in value depending on the extent of the injury your child has suffered and the amount of care that may require in the future. It will also depend on your personal circumstances.

Often, birth defect negligence compensation amounts to be extremely large. This often reflects the lifelong care that the victim may need, as well as specialist equipment that will be needed to make the victims life easier.

Our solicitors will be able to guide you through the levels of compensation available based on your own circumstances. Contact them today for a Free Case Assessment.

Our Expertise in Birthing Injuries To Mother Negligence Claims?

Our birthing injuries to mother negligence claims solicitors have decades of experience in these types of claim. They specialise in this area of law and are quite simply experts in the area.

They will provide you with the expert service you expect from your medical negligence lawyer. But they are also friendly, approachable and put customer service at the heart of everything they do for their clients.

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