Any mother will tell you that childbirth is a frightening but exciting time in her life. But sadly, and despite the medical advances made over the past several decades, it is still not a completely risk-free procedure. 1 in 30 newborn babies receive a birth injury and, whilst some of these are unavoidable, they can occasionally be caused by medical negligence.
Such injuries can range in severity from bone fractures to brain damage, but all of them can be potentially detrimental to your child’s normal development. Most injuries in childbirth tend to arise from induced deliveries or caesarean operations, and whilst most births are happy occasions, sometimes injuries can occur out of negligence. In these cases our expert team at Injury Lawyers 4U will fight tirelessly for the compensation that you and your child deserve.
What sort of injuries can occur?
Whilst we all hope that our child is born completely healthy, complications can sometimes occur. These can include brain damage as a result of oxygen deprivation, fractures caused by excessive use of force (particularly during births where forceps are used), or even improper examination leading to unnecessary delays. Injuries can also result from failure to correctly anticipate the size of the baby when it arrives. The most important thing is the health of your newborn child and, whilst most doctors and midwives do their absolute best to ensure this, there are occasions when the care provided falls short of the expected standards. The effects of this both in the short and long term can be very serious for both you and your child.
What do you do if you wish to seek compensation?
In an ideal world you would have a completely healthy child and there would be no need for compensation. However, we don’t live in an ideal world and mistakes can regrettably occur. Injury Lawyers 4U specialise in accident claims for personal injury, including injury sustained during childbirth. Our team of experienced solicitors are ready to fight on your behalf to get the compensation that you and your child deserve. We work on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, so in general in the event that your claim is unsuccessful, you’ll have nothing to pay.
Most medical practitioners do an excellent job, but sometimes when complications arise blame can and should be apportioned to the relevant parties. At Injury Lawyers 4U we’re here to ensure that you are fairly compensated for any avoidable injuries resulting from childbirth.
Our ‘no win, no fee’ policy ensures that you receive the compensation you deserve, so fill in the contact form found here, and one of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.