CLINICAL & PROFESSIONAL
NEGLIGENCE EXPERTS
 

Birth Injury -
Medical Negligence
Compensation Claims

Giving birth is both exciting, and frightening, especially for those having their first child. But if a birth injury occurs, it is natural for parents to be deeply worried at the implications for their newborn’s future.

It might not be possible to take away the stress and upset that parents are experiencing, but by bringing a birth injury claim for financial compensation, the pressure of paying bills and for additional medical treatment can be removed.

Types of birth injury claims

No matter how complex your birth injury negligence case, you can be fully assured we have the skills and experience necessary to win the compensation you are due. Our medical negligence Solicitors are specialists in birth injury cases and have successfully concluded many compensation claims of this type. We understand the fine details of the claims process, so you can be confident our medical negligence team will achieve the best possible award for both you and your child.

We help, no matter the type of injury

Often both baby and mum are injured during the birth process. And although some of these damages may have been unavoidable, many are due to either medical negligence or insufficient care and attention.

We can help with conditions such as:

  • Cerebral palsy — affects 1 in every 10,000 babies in the UK and can be caused due to oxygen deprivation during birth. Up to 20% of cases of cerebral palsy are due to avoidable birth injury.
  • Erb’s Palsy — this can be caused when a baby’s shoulders become stuck during birth. The structures of the neck can be damaged in addition to the nerves and muscles in the shoulder, arm, and hand.
  • Mother being injured — vaginal tears, incompetent suturing, infections, and pre-eclampsia mismanagement; any of these can affect mothers long after the birth
  • Other birth injuries — brain damage, forceps trauma, stillbirths, placental rupture and even umbilical cord problems can all have devastating effects on your baby

By instructing Been Let Down, we will work tirelessly to make sure the problems you now face are minimised. Whether your claim covers baby and mother, or just the baby, the potential impact of birth injuries can be life-changing. For parents, the ability to work may be affected if constant care is required, and long-term plans may need to be put in place for the baby’s future health and wellbeing.

By ensuring you receive birth injury compensation, some control can be regained over your lives and that of your baby. With the necessary finance in place, you will be able to care for your child as they grow. Modifications to your home, special schooling, medical equipment, specialist child care, and bespoke transport may all be put in place.

Get in touch now and let us show you that there is a positive way forward after birth injury.

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