While some birth injuries are unavoidable, others are caused by medical negligence and have a devastating impact on the mother and baby.
Linder Myers specialises in handling birth injury claims for victims of substandard medical care. With extensive knowledge and experience, we can establish a strong case against the liable party, making sure you’re fully compensated for any wrongdoing.
When did the medical negligence take place?
You will come into contact with medical professionals throughout your pregnancy, and unfortunately medical negligence can occur at any stage.
Our solicitors are able to deal with all types of birth injury claims, regardless of when the neglectful action took place, including:
The mismanagement of a pregnancy, particularly in the last trimester can impact upon the health and wellbeing of both the mother and child, with the most common errors including:
- Incorrect or inaccurate monitoring
- Delayed or wrong action taken
- Faulty equipment or over reliance on ultrasound equipment
This neglectful conduct can result in severe damage, especially if early warning signs of birth defects, maternal diabetes, pre eclampsia and placental abruption are ignored or not acted upon.
Delivery and birth injury
Medical negligence can also occur during the delivery and have tragic consequences on both the parent and baby.
Our birth injury solicitors are experienced in dealing professionally and sensitively with traumatic cases such as:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erbs palsy
- Head trauma caused by improper use of forceps or ventouse
- Newborn hypoglycaemia
- Neo-natal death
- Injuries to the mother
These birth injuries typically take place after a failure to adequately assess and monitor the final stages of delivery. Whether caused by human error or incompetence, our legal team will make sure that you are properly funded for any future rehabilitation and care.
The claims process
If you or your child has suffered during a pregnancy or delivery, contact our birth injury solicitors on 0800 085 3295 or email a summary of your claim to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our expert legal team will research your case to determine whether it would be in your best interest to make a claim. If so, we will be able to build your case and represent you throughout the process, helping you achieve the reparation you and your child deserve.
To pursue birth injury claims, you or your child must have suffered from an injury caused by medical negligence, whether it was an avoidable error, delay or lapse in judgement. Where this is the case we can bring a case against the medical professional or department who had a duty to provide care.
Obstetric claims are often the most tragic and therefore the most expensive claims for the NHS.
The compensation for negligence you receive will depend on your personal circumstances, with future medical care, life expectancy and previous costs being considered.
With Linder Myers, we will strive to achieve a top settlement so that you are recompensed for present problems as well as any future health and financial support you may need.
After care and support
Once birth injury claims are settled, our support team can help to manage arrangements for you and your family. The group of specialists includes trustees, court of protection solicitors and external experts who can advise on finance, care and housing. When a medical negligence claim is made, it is commonplace for the medical establishment to launch a full investigation into what happened. So, you may also find your case helps provide a better standard of care for future mothers and babies.