Birth Injury Compensation Claims Birmingham
Pregnancy and childbirth represent exciting times for families, but the arrival of a new baby requires a journey that can be daunting, so it’s crucial that mother and baby are well-looked after in the run-up to birth. From time to time there are complications that arise both during the pregnancy and at the time of birth. Such complications can result in extreme stress and unfortunately may lead to both short and long-term complications. If you have either been injured during pregnancy or have a child who has been injured during their birth, it may be possible that they can claim birth injury compensation. You should contact a medical negligence specialists to discuss the specifics of your situation.
Injuries Suffered at Birth – Making a Claim for Compensation
Although it is impossible to list all possible personal injuries that may occur at birth, examples include Cerebral Palsy and multiple sclerosis to the child or perhaps nerve or tissue damage to the mother. Regardless of the actual injury, and whether it has been suffered by the mother or child, if another party has been negligent and contributed to the injury it is likely that there will be compensation available. Whether it be the negligence of a general practitioner, one of the midwives, a nurse, an anaesthetist, our Birmingham solicitors** will be able to explain exactly what duty of care they have towards you. We’ll then assess whether there has been a breach. In other situations, the wrong diagnosis may have been made, or the incorrect treatment may have been given.
Will My Claim for Birth Injury Compensation Be Successful?
As a birth injury compensation claim expert will be able to explain to you, if it is clear that the injury suffered could have been avoided, there was not a sufficiently high standard of care. It is likely that a compensation claim will be successful. The amount of compensation that will be awarded will be relative to the case, and it is not possible to give an accurate estimate without further details. In order to get an estimate of how much compensation may be awarded, it is important to seek guidance from our Birmingham injury solicitors**. You’ll need to provide them with more detail about the medical negligence suffered and how those injuries came about.