Understanding birth injury compensation

If your child has suffered an injury during childbirth, it can be a very difficult situation to come to terms with. If the problem was caused due to the negligence of the medical professionals assisting with the birth, then you may be able to claim for compensation.

At Injury Lawyers 4U, we can help you understand what you can claim for and help you through every step of the process, ultimately helping you receive the compensation your child deserves.

Let us guide you through the process, starting today.  You may not even be aware that you are entitled to compensation.

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 problems during birth, 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.

Our team of expert lawyers are ready to listen to you and fight to ensure your family is awarded fair compensation for the damage done.

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 complications resulting from negligence only add to the distress and helplessness a new parent feels.

Common birth injuries include, but are not limited to:

  • Brain damage as a result of oxygen deprivation
  • Fractures caused by excessive use of force – particularly during births where forceps are used
  • Improper examination leading to unnecessary delays
  • 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. 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 0333 400 4445.  Our lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.