Understanding birth injury compensation
Are you the parent or guardian of a child who has sustained an injury during childbirth? Do you believe that your child should be entitled to compensation for their birth injury? InjuryLawyers4U can help you receive the compensation your child deserves.
Claiming for birth injury
The birth of a child is a one of the most exhilarating times in a parent’s life. It is also one of the most daunting. You have to place complete trust in health professionals for the safe delivery of your precious infant. It is the first of many responsibilities you will have as a parent, and it is the one you have the least control over.
Over the past several decades medical advances have greatly improved the odds that a baby entering the world today will be born safely. However, one in thirty newborns will suffer a birth injury, and these can, on occasion, be caused by medical negligence.
While most midwives and doctors work tirelessly to ensure the safety and health of you and your baby, sometimes decisions are made or actions taken that can result in an injury at birth. When these decisions or actions are a result of negligence we believe you and your child are entitled to receive the compensation that you deserve.
What sort of injuries can occur?
Most injuries in childbirth arise from induced deliveries or caesarean operations. These procedures can be traumatic enough and we understand that a birth injury resulting from negligence only adds to the distress and helplessness a new parent feels.
Birth injuries 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 improper examination leading to unnecessary delays. Injuries can also result from failure to correctly anticipate the size of the baby when it arrives.
Unfortunately, sometimes injuries sustained at birth can have serious consequences for a baby’s short term and long term development. If this disadvantage results from negligence then you are entitled to claim for rightful compensation.
What should you do if you wish to seek compensation?
Contact us. We will listen to you. At InjuryLawyers4U, we specialise in personal injury claims, and our experienced, empathetic team of lawyers will help you successfully claim the compensation you deserve.
We have a ‘no win, no fee’ policy and value our client relationships. We will keep you fully informed as your claim progresses.
Please fill in the contact form found here, and one of our team will get back to you as soon as possible. Or alternatively call us on 0800 221 8888. Our lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.