Medical Negligence Compensation Claims
Medical Negligence Compensation Claims

Claiming Compensation for Birth Injury compensation claims

The birth of a new baby is a very special time for the whole family and especially the parents of the baby; so if things go wrong during the pregnancy or the birth, the effects can be devastating.  If mother or baby is harmed due to medical negligence, a claim for personal injury compensation may be possible.

This area is one of the most common reasons for pursuing medical negligence compensation. Unfortunately, over 3% of babies suffer some form of birth injury.

Birth injury is more common during inducedFAQ delivery, as opposed to spontaneous delivery. The main problems that occur fall into two areas:

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Common birth injury claims

When we say "birth injuries" we mean any injury suffered by mother or baby.

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Other types of birth injury

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Clinical Negligence After Birth

Once your baby has been safely delivered you will feel relieved that the pregnancy and labour went well; however, if you discover a few months later that your baby was born with a condition which was not immediately diagnosed you will feel very let down by the medical professionals caring for you and may wish to seek legal help.

Babies who suffer birth injuries will often need expensive long term care. This may involve the parents being unable to resume work so that they can care for the child, special equipment required to adapt the child’s home and additional nursing and medical care.

Birth injury compensation claims are complex and require specialist legal advice. A specialist medical negligence solicitor can advise you on the process of making a claim, as well as guiding you through the process from start to finish.

Most children will qualify for legal aid as it is their income that is assessed and not that of the parents.

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How much can I claim?

A number of factors will determine the value of your settlement:

What can I claim compensation for?

Making a claim for compensation

A specialist medical negligence solicitor can assess your case and inform you about: