Birth Injuries Claims, Clinical Negligence | Digby Brown Solicitors
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Birth injuries

Pregnancy, and the arrival of a new baby, is a special time for the parents of the baby and others in the family.

We know that the vast majority of pregnancies and births happen without any problems or complications. We also know that, unfortunately, any clinical negligence that causes problems for mother or baby can have very serious short and long-term effect.

In this section, when we refer to birth injuries, we mean harm suffered by either mother or baby as a result of clinical negligence during pregnancy or during labour.

Our specialist team of clinical negligence solicitors have wide experience in helping parents whose babies have suffered injury as a result of clinical negligence and mothers who have suffered injuries while giving birth.

Types of clinical negligence at birth;

  • Delay in delivery resulting in oxygen starvation to the baby’s brain
  • Mis-interpretation of CTG
  • Problems following caesarean sections
  • Injuries caused by inappropriate use of forceps
  • Problems such as pre-eclampsia, bladder, bowel or ureter injury

We have represented a number of mothers who suffered injuries during birth as a result of inappropriate medical care or whose difficulties were missed or not properly diagnosed.

Experience in birth injury claims

Our specialist clinical negligence solicitors have extensive experience of dealing with birth injuries such as Cerebral Palsy. Cerebral Palsy is a term used by doctors to refer to a set of neurological conditions that affect a child's movement and co-ordination. Cerebral Palsy is caused by damage to a child’s brain which normally occurs before, during or soon after birth.

We appreciate what a stressful time pregnancy and birth can be. Mothers and newborn babies have to put their complete trust in medical and clinical professionals.

In the vast majority of cases, pregnancy and birth happens without undue problems or complications.

In the minority of cases where, unfortunately, clinical negligence occurs, we are help to help achieve some measure of redress and seek compensation.

Contact our specialist clinical negligence solicitors

If you would like to talk to someone about your experience, in the first instance please complete our Clinical Negligence Enquiry form.

Please give as much detail as you can about the birth injury as this will assist in our ability to fully understand your circumstances and best decide the next steps to be taken. 

This advice is, of course, free of charge.



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