The birth of a child should be one of the most significant and happiest times of your life. Sadly not every birth goes smoothly and when things goes wrong this can result in devastating consequences for the mother, the child and the whole family.
Claims relating to injuries suffered prior to, during birth or shortly after birth encompass a wide range of problems including:
- Brain damage
- Cerebral Palsy
- Ectopic pregnancies and their treatment
- Epidural and spinal blocks problems
- Erbs palsy and brachial plexus injuries
- Failures in identifying and managing high risk pregnancies
- Forceps and ventouse cap delivery mistakes
- Hip dysplasia
- Labour mismanagement
- Oxygen deprivation due to delays in delivery, failure to undertake a necessary caesarean section, and failure to provide reparative support following delivery
- Pre-eclampsia mismanagement
- Vaginal tears, episiotomies and errors in suturing
We have extensive experience of handling a variety of birth injury claims effectively and sympathetically.
We have fought and won many cases where liability has been denied by the hospital trust. Most of our cases have been successfully settled before trial.
Having done this work for many years and developed a particular expertise for these cases we know what arguments are likely to be raised by the Defendants and what expert evidence is required to enable us to win your claim.
We have successfully secured much needed compensation for injured mothers and children, providing families with peace of mind that there will be sufficient funds available in the future to meet the complex care and needs of their children, particularly when they are no longer here to look after them.
We have developed close working relationships with a wide array of eminent experts in an extensive range of fields necessary to prove fault and then value these very complex and demanding cases to ensure the needs of the child and the families are met. These needs can include new or specially adapted accommodation, care, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, assisted technology as well as psychological support.
We understand the difficulties you may experience when bringing a birth injury clinical negligence claim and can guide you through this very difficult and stressful process.
We are familiar with the everyday problems that you may face, including difficulties accessing the medical treatment, therapy, assistance and equipment you will need to care for your child.
In cases where liability is resolved, we seek interim payments at an early stage to ensure access to such treatment, support and assistance.
We have won several multi million pound claims – the largest in excess of 7 million pounds – all of which had been contested on liability and our clients have been relieved and delighted at the outcome.
We are able to devote ourselves to providing a one to one service and to be accessible at all times to support the families throughout this process. Our small, specialised and friendly team will be on your side.
We at Freemans have a wealth of experience in dealing with all types of Clinical Negligence claims. If you or a member of your family has been affected by problems during pregnancy or birth of a child please call one of our solicitors today on 0191 222 1030 for a free consultation in relation to your claim or complete our website enquiry form.