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Birth Injury Claims

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Peter Rigby - Director of Medical Negligence | Last updated on: 18th June, 2024

We've got your Birth Injury Claim covered


If you or your baby have suffered from a traumatic birth injury due to medical negligence, you may be able to make a birth injury claim and receive compensation for your suffering. If you have been affected by substandard medical care during birth, our team of expert medical negligence lawyers can help you make a claim. 

 

Childbirth should rightly be an uplifting and incredible experience. However, if the correct care isn’t given then it can be very traumatising and, in some cases, can lead to a lifetime of health problems for the child or mother. Get in touch with our team of birth injury lawyers today on 0330 107 5325 if you think you have a claim. 

 

What Is A Birth Injury Claim? 

A birth injury claim occurs when medical negligence causes a birth injury to the mother or baby and the mother takes legal action in order to receive compensation for the suffering that they have been through. The claim seeks compensation for physical, emotional and financial impacts that have been a result of the birth injury. Birth injuries can range from minor to severe complications and in some cases can have lifelong consequences. A successful birth injury claim will involve proving that the medical care provided fell below the acceptable standards and directly caused the injury to the baby or mother. 

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Types Of Birth Injury Claims

There are various types of claims surrounding birth injury and the most common types of birth injury we help clients with include: 

  • Misdiagnosis Of Pre–Existing Conditions

  • Injuries Received After Birth As The Result Of Negligence

 

 

The circumstances and details surrounding each type of claim will differ depending on the situation. This is why it’s best to use a specialist medical negligence solicitor who understands the exact type of birth injury negligence that occurred. 

Making A Birth Injury Claim 

When there is a failure by medical professionals to carry out their duty during childbirth, you could be entitled to make a birth injury claim. If you or your baby has suffered as a result of either poor care or errors made during the birth and this has led to an injury, Patient Claim Line can help by: 

  • Determining if you would be eligible to make a birth injury claim during a free initial conversation 
  • Explaining the amount of compensation you could be entitled to for your suffering 
  • Talking you through the evidence you will need to provide when making a birth injury claim 

If you or your child has suffered a birth injury, our specialist birth injury lawyers can help you get the answers, support and compensation you deserve. 

To make a birth injury claim, fill in our claim form here or call us on 0330 107 5325 and we can assess your case for you free of charge. 

What Can I Expect When Making A Birth Injury Claim? 

Looking into making a claim may be the last thing on your mind if you or your baby has suffered a birth injury. But we can assure you that making a birth injury compensation claim with the right team behind you could make your life a lot easier. If you have sadly been affected by a birth injury, you may be left with pain and suffering that may need expensive treatment. Compensation for birth injuries can help with: 

  • Any private care and treatment costs 
  • Medical equipment 
  • The cost to friends and family who may have helped you 
  • Specialist equipment including adaptations to your home or car 
  • Rehabilitation costs and ongoing care costs 
  • Any loss of earnings 
  • Pain, suffering and emotional distress

Final compensation figures will vary case by case but you could be owed up to millions of pounds if you or your baby has suffered from a birth injury due to medical negligence. 

Why Choose Patient Claim Line For Your Birth Injury? 

Patient Claim Line has one of the leading medical negligence teams in the UK and will be able to tell you very quickly if you have a birth injury case. We have a specialist team that deals with birth injury claims. We have the knowledge and experience to fully investigate your case; if negligence has occurred and led to a birth injury, we will ensure that you get the compensation you deserve and any compensation takes into account any initial after care, as well as the impact on yours and your baby’s future. 

We have over 100 solicitors and over 30 years of experience helping people just like you. Get in touch with us today to see how we can help. 

No Win No Fee Birth Injury Claims 

The very last thing you need to worry about when making a birth injury claim is paying for legal help. That is why when you use Patient Claim Line for your Birth Injury Claim, you will sign a No Win No Fee agreement. This means you do not have to pay a penny up front. Even if you do not win your case, you still do not have to pay anything. Only when you win your birth injury claim will we take a pre-agreed sum. It costs you nothing to find out if you have a case, and all of our birth injury claims are dealt with by specialist birth injury lawyers who work hard to help you through the whole claims process. 

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Why Choose Patient Claim Line for your Birth Injury Claim?


Not just lawyers — medical negligence experts

Patient Claim Line was established in 2014 and consists of a team of medical lawyers specialising in medical negligence and misdiagnosis claims.

At Patient Claim Line we have more than 100 solicitors with a combined experience of over 400 years and they will work on your behalf to achieve the best result possible for you.

It’s not enough to use a solicitor who sometimes covers medical negligence. You need someone who knows this area through and through. That is what the solicitors here at Patient Claim Line do. They deal exclusively in this area of law and are experts in the field.


Frequently asked questions about Birth Injury Claims

Our Expert Legal Team Answers Your Questions About Making A Birth Injury Claim

Birth injury compensation is calculated according to its physical, mental and emotional impact. This includes practical factors such as a loss of earnings or care costs for your child, as well as costs for the trauma and injury itself. No birth injury claim is exactly the same so compensation will depend on the severity of the birth injury and any long lasting effects.

Hospitals do not always want to admit liability, especially for birth injuries which can be extremely devastating for families. This means that some claims may take months, while other claims could take years if more evidence is needed. Every case will come down to the individual circumstances but if you make a birth injury claim with Patient Claim Line, you will be kept well-informed at each stage of your claim.

Some of the most common birth injury claims we see are cerebral palsy, erb’s palsy and physical injuries to the mother during birth. If any birth injury is caused due to medical negligence, you may be able to claim for compensation.

Yes, if your child has received an injury during birth that was due to medical negligence, you are able to make a birth injury claim on the behalf of your child. You can make a claim on behalf of your child anu time before the child reaches 18 years old and once they turn 18 years old, they will have three years to make their own claim. However, we recommend that you make a birth injury claim as soon as possible so you have all of the necessary evidence to prove medical negligence caused the injury.


Meet our Birth Injury team

  • Trevor Ward

    Partner, Senior Birth Injury Solicitor

  • Parbeen Alamgir

    Associate & Senior Birth Injury Solicitor

  • Leanne Devine

    Associate & Birth Injury Solicitor

  • Veronique Odey

    Trainee Solicitor


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    Sarah's Story

    "Now we have peace of mind"

    My husband, Nick, went back and forth to the doctors for a long time and tried everything the doctor recommended. But his illness got worse, to the point that he was in agony.

    In the end we got so desperate that we asked for a referral. The doctor was reluctant, so we had to consult a private hospital. That’s when we found out there was a tumour. It took years from the onset of his illness to finally start cancer treatment.

    He used to be a man with a lot to live for, but in the end he was in so much pain that he withdrew from the family. He became angry that nobody had helped him sooner, and the legal team were able to give him the validation that he was desperately seeking. The NHS confirmed if they had done more, Nick would still be alive today.