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If you or your child have suffered a birth injury due to medical negligence or lack of care, Primus Solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation. Our team of experienced Medical Negligence solicitors understands the complexities of pregnancy and birth injury claims and offers free legal advice.
During birth, both mother and child can suffer from injuries such as perineal tears, fissures, organ damage from caesarean sections or failure to notice damage at the time, errors in anaesthesia, wrongly performed episiotomies, cerebral palsy, brain injuries, fractures to the skull, legs, or upper body, cuts and scarring, hip dysplasia, and fatalities.
Before we take on your claim, we would establish if the medical professional owed you a legal duty of care, which they breached by failing to provide the standard of care required, resulting in worsened injuries due to their negligence.
Inadequate standard of care during delivery, incorrect medication, and treatment, mishandling of medication and treatment, failing to recognize dangerous medical issues in the mother or child, hospital infections due to poor hygiene, and causing unnecessary bowel or bladder injuries during surgery are some of the clinical errors that could cause birth injuries.
To help us build a strong case, it is advisable to provide us with photographs of visible injuries, witness statements, a copy of the complaint report, a medical report, and a record of the financial losses incurred as a result of the injury.
As highly experienced personal injury solicitors in Manchester, we handle most of our personal injury compensation cases on a No Win No Fee basis. If you don’t win your claim, you won’t have to pay any legal costs.
Compensation for birth injury claims is usually split into two types of damages: general and special. The severity of your injuries will determine the compensation you receive. General damages are compensation for pain and suffering, while special damages are compensation for financial losses such as loss of earnings, extra medical expenses, home modifications, and travel expenses associated with your medical care.
You have three years from the date the negligence first occurred or the date when you were first aware of your injuries caused by medical negligence to make a birth injury compensation claim. Children have until their 21st birthday to make a claim for birth injury compensation. You can also claim on behalf of your child before they turn 18 as their litigation friend, particularly in cases where your child does not have the mental capacity to represent themselves. The three-year time limit does not apply in such cases.
Hire our specialist immigration lawyers to help you through this process and ensure a successful outcome for your Birth injury accident application. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you with your personal injury matter.