Birthing Injury Claims
For many families, the birth of a child is a joyous, if somewhat stressful experience. You'll spend months preparing for the worst and worrying, often to have a relatively straightforward birth. For some however, this is not always the case. Sometimes things can go wrong, and in some rare cases, a birthing injury may be caused due to negligent medical care.
How Does This Happen?
Errors like this can occur for a number of reasons but they're typically due to:
- Errors in antenatal screening and scanning
- Physical injuries to mothers during pregnancy or delivery
- Stillbirths or neonatal deaths
In situations where a pregnancy or a delivery as gone awry, it can be emotionally devastating. If the mother has sustained injury during birth this can be traumatic enough, but if the child has also suffered, the consequences can be far reaching. Birthing injuries to children can cause long-term conditions, disability and impaired cognitive function. We therefore recognise that the cost to patients is huge, both physically, emotionally and psychologically. If you were then to find out that the complications were caused by poor medical treatment, it can be almost soul destroying.
These causes are very traumatic and so we work alongside families in the most sympathetic and respectful way that we can, to investigate the events surrounding the birth to determine whether or not it was caused by sub-standard medical practice. Many families and mothers who have suffered due to a birthing injury often find that making a birthing injury claim is the last thing on their mind. It is important however that they come forward, as a successful claim may force the hospital to alter practices and procedures to prevent future birthing injuries from occurring to other families; something that many of our clients find important.
Our Birthing Injury Claims Experience
When searching for a birthing injury solicitor, it's important that you feel comfortable with them. When dealing with such a sensitive subject you need to receive the utmost support and advice; which is why our birth injury claims teams are always on hand to answer any questions and to provide guidance.
Making a claim for birthing injury compensation requires expert legal support, because cases of this kind are fiercely defended by legal and medical experts. The earlier involve an expert solicitor in your case, the greater your chances are of making a successful claim. We can investigate your case on your behalf, examining every aspects of your situation so that all the substantiating evidence can be assembled into a compelling case.
Our birth injury solicitors work at the cutting edge of clinical negligence case law; so they are able to investigate complex birth injury compensation claims in great detail. They can assess the present and future impact of your treatment so that you are awarded birth injury compensation that will support you now, and in future.
We pride ourselves on our provision of first-class legal advice and support. Our team of specialist birth injury solicitors have a wealth of expertise and knowledge that you will be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. Their years of legal service make it likely that they will have dealt with a case like yours in the past; meaning that they can focus on the most critical case matters from the outset. This helps us to achieve the greatest possible success for your birth injury claim. There are time limits in place for claims of this kind so you should seek legal advice as quickly as possible.
You may be worried about the possible costs pursuing your claim; so we have advisory teams in place to help you secure all the assistance available to you. Whatever the situation, we are likely to find a way to help.
For Free, expert advice on pursuing a birthing injury claim, speak to us today. You can contact our helpline on 01204 521 133 or alternatively, you can fill out our claim form to your right.