Some birth injuries are unavoidable, but others are caused by medical negligence and can have a devastating impact on the mother and baby.
If you or your child has suffered because of a medical professional during a pregnancy or delivery, our birth injury solicitors can offer fair and objective legal advice on the steps to follow next.
Highly experienced in supporting people affected by substandard medical care, the team will handle your case with compassion and care, guiding you in a direction that is right for you and your family.
Experienced in handling all types of birth injury claims
Mothers come into contact with medical professionals throughout their pregnancy, and unfortunately negligence can occur at any stage.
If you or your child has faced medical negligence at any point, whether it was an avoidable error, delay or lapse in judgement, which has caused harm or suffering, you can pursue a birth injury claim.
Our solicitors are able to deal with all types of birth injury claims, and provide help and support for whatever mistake or error has taken place.
The mismanagement of a pregnancy, particularly in the last trimester can impact heavily upon the health and wellbeing of a mother and child. The most common errors include:
- Incorrect or inaccurate monitoring
- Delayed or wrong action taken
- Faulty equipment or over reliance on ultrasound equipment
Such careless conduct can cause serious, life-threatening damage, especially if early 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 of a baby and have tragic consequences for both the parent and baby.
Our birth injury solicitors are experienced in dealing 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.
Find out more about our claims process
If we decide that pursuing a medical negligence claim would be in your best interests, our birth injury solicitors will work hard to get you the compensation you rightfully deserve.
The qualified nursing staff in our department will endeavour to learn as much about your situation as possible in order to determine the best course of action. One of our birth injury solicitors will then gather evidence, research precedents and liaise with medical specialists to build a strong case.
A dedicated specialist will also speak and negotiate with the responsible party on your behalf to make sure that you are awarded the right settlement. Our solicitors can also represent you in court if necessary, where they will work hard to prove that medical negligence has taken place.
Obstetric claims are often the most tragic and therefore the most expensive claims for the NHS.
The compensation you receive will always depend on your personal circumstances, with future medical care, life expectancy and previous costs taken into consideration.
At Linder Myers, we strive to achieve top settlements for all our clients. Our team will endeavour to get you compensation for any setbacks or suffering you have had to deal with in the past as well as any future health and financial support you may need.
If you would like to find out more about our services or would like a free, initial consultation with a medical negligence specialist, please either contact a member of our team on 0800 085 3295. Alternatively, please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your telephone number and details of the incident.
After care and support
The legal support we provide doesn’t have to end once the compensation claim has been settled.
The team can manage arrangements for you and your family to help make life more comfortable. Our group of specialists includes trustees, court of protection solicitors and external experts, who can advise on finance, care, housing and any other specialist arrangements you may need.