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    What are birth injuries?

    Any harm that the mother or baby endure during the time of labour or birth is a birth injury. A natural injury such as bruising or swelling may occur, and they will usually recover from it fairly quickly. However, some injuries can be caused by the negligence of the medical staff, and these can have severe consequences.

    Have you or your baby suffered an injury during childbirth?

    The consequences of negligence during birth can have severe life changing effects. Sometimes, the result of this can be fatal. If you or your baby has suffered due to a medical staff’s negligence, then you may be entitled to compensation.

    After suffering an injury, we know that claiming compensation will not be the first thing on everyone’s mind. However, our specially trained advisors and expert solicitors on our panel are here to ensure you are given all the advice and information you need.

    Call us today to speak to our team, even if it is just advice you want at the moment. They will be able to talk you through the process and begin your claim when you are ready to do so.

    What are the main causes of birth injuries?

    Giving birth always comes with its own risks, and the hospital staff are there to ensure everything happens as smoothly as possible and both the mother and baby are safe. Some errors which can result in birth injuries can include:-

    1. The wrong medicine being administered.
    2. Lack of care during the birth process.
    3. Not picking up, or treating, infections.

    The process of birth id difficult enough without having to deal with further complications and injuries. If you have experienced an injury during birth, our specialist team are on help to assist you in getting the justice you deserve. Call us today on 0121 8276 446.

    What are the types of birth injuries to mothers?

    The process of birth is expected to require some time to recover. However, if an injury has occurred due to the negligence of the medical staff, then this can have severe consequences for you.

    Some of these injuries can include:-

    1. A caesarean (c-section) error or trauma, which can lead to Bladder and bowel injuries.
    2. Anaesthetic errors.
    3. Internal damage or perineal tears which are incorrectly treated or missed.
    4. The use of forceps causing injury, or vacuum delivery.
    5. A traumatic birth which can lead to nervous shock.

    If you have suffered something which has not been mentioned above, do not worry. You may still be entitled to claim compensation. Contact us today on 0121 8276 446 to see how we can help.

    What are the types of birth injuries to babies?

    Negligence during birth can have severe consequences for the baby. This can cause serious harm to the baby, and in some cases, it can be fatal. Some of these injuries can include:-

    1. Cuts or fractures.
    2. Injuries to the brain.
    3. Cerebral palsy.
    4. Erb’s palsy, brachial plexus or other muscular injuries.

    If your baby has suffered in any way due to the negligence of medical staff, our team is on hand to assist you. Call us today on 0121 8276 446 to speak to one of our specially trained advisors.

    FAQ

    How do I make a birth injury claim?

    If you or your baby has had to suffer due to the negligence of medical staff, then you may be entitled to claim compensation.

    Call us today on 0121 8276 446, or if you would prefer for someone to call you back at a time that is convenient for you, you can fill in our contact form.

    Once contact has been made between us, one of our advisors will be able to discuss the process with you. they will speak with you and be able to take all the information from you, including what happened, when it happened, and the effects that it has had.

    After you have spoken to us, you will be able to make an informed decision on how to proceed. We will never force or pressure you in to making a claim even after you have spoken to us.

    If you choose to go ahead, you will be connected with a specialist solicitor on our panel who will be able to discuss the next steps with you.  The claims are made on a no win no fee basis, which is a contract between you and your solicitor.

    Is there a time limit for making birth injury claims?

    A claim for injury for the mother needs to be brought within 3 years of when the injury happened. These limitations are different for the baby. The 3-year time limit does not begin until their 18th birthday.

    There are no time limits to claim if the baby has suffered an injury which affects their mental capacity, which will not improve as they get older.

    How do I know if I can make a birth injury compensation claim?

    Not all injuries to the mother or the baby are obvious straight away. Some injuries, such as an injury to the brain or cerebral palsy, will not be evident until the child is old enough for the condition to be diagnosed.

    Some birth injuries are apparent straight away, whether that is to the mother or child. The fault and negligence of this will be determined after an investigation, or through a birth injury claim.

    If you or your baby have suffered an injury due to negligence, then call us today on 0121 8276 446.

    How much birth injury compensation will I receive?

    The amount of compensation you get for a birth injury claim will depend on many factors. Until the case has been fully assessed, and medical evidence has been obtained, the amount you get will not be finalised.

    Many factors are taken into consideration, such as how severe the injury is, how it has affected your day-to-day life, and how it has mentally and financially affected you.

    No two cases are the same, therefore it is not possible to have set figures in place.

    If your injury has left you unable to work, or needing extended time off, bringing a compensation claim forward can help reduce the risk of you being left out of pocket.

    Can claims be made against the NHS for medical negligence during childbirth cases?

    Yes. Providing the injury meets the time limit requirements, you are entitled to claim compensation.

    NHS claims do not take money out of the NHS budget. They are dealt with by NHS resolution, which is the insurers for the NHS.

    Can birth injury claims be made against a private healthcare provider?

    Yes. Providing the injury meets the time limit requirements, you are entitled to claim compensation.

    Private healthcare providers have their own private insurers in place, which are there to pay out the compensation if the claim is successful.

    Can I make a birth injury claim on behalf of my child?

    Yes. If your child has been injured as a result of an injury during birth, then you can make a claim on their behalf. Once the child turns 18, their 3-year time limit, until they turn 21, begins.

    If the accident has caused the child’s mental ability to be affected, then they

    There are no time limits to claim if the baby has suffered an injury which affects their mental capacity, which will not improve as they get older.

    Can I or my child have access to long-term medical treatment and rehabilitation?

    Once your claim has begun, your solicitor will arrange for a medical assessment, which will detail what you need to assist with recovery. This rehabilitation, medical treatment, or long-term care that you may need is called Special Damages.

    If you would like to make a claim due to an injury that you or your child has suffered during birth, call us today on 0121 8276 446, or fill in our form online, and one of our specialist advisors will call you back at a time that is convenient for you.

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