Birth Injury Claims

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Peter Rigby, Director of Medical Neglience

We've got your pregnancy and birth claim covered

Pregnancy and birth

Giving birth can be and should be the most amazing day of your life. To help ensure that both the child and mother remain healthy, a series of antenatal tests should be carried out at the appropriate times. The birth itself should always be overseen and conducted properly by the right professionals. You are placing your trust in their hands.

If the correct care isn’t given then it can be very traumatising. In some cases, this can lead to a lifetime of health problems for the child, who may require around the clock care.

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How can we help?

If you or your baby has suffered as a result of either poor care during pregnancy or errors made during the birth, then Patient Claim Line is here to help. Chances are the hospital may not have admitted something went wrong, or you have been told that its ‘just one of those things’, or that its ‘a normal risk of birth’, when in reality it may have been the hospital’s negligence that has left you in this situation. Your child may require extensive care and you and your family or friends may be left to provide that care. You may need equipment or treatment that will help your child, but that may be expensive, especially if as is often the case, you or your partner has had to give up work.

With all this going on, looking into making a claim may be the last thing on your mind, but making a compensation claim with the right team behind you can help with all of this and help make life a lot easier.

Patient Claim Line has access to one of the leading medical negligence teams in the UK and will be able to tell you very quickly whether they think you have a case. They have a specialist team that deal with birth injury cases. They have the knowledge and experience to fully investigate your case and if negligence has occurred, they will ensure that as well as compensation, the cost of private care, care from friends and family, specialist equipment, rehabilitation needs and any loss of earnings are included within your claim.

What are some common antenatal injury claims?

When it comes to making antenatal injury claims there are a range of injuries that you could make a claim for, some of the most common include:

  • Injuries to the mother during birth
  • Injuries to mother or baby following use of forceps
  • Injuries to the child during birth (e.g. cerebral palsy)
  • Misdiagnosis of pre–existing conditions
  • Lack of appropriate screening
  • Injuries received after birth as the result of negligence

 

Miscarriage Negligence

If, during the antenatal period, you believe that the care and advice you received was substandard, and this resulted in a miscarriage, you could be eligible to claim for medical negligence.

It may be that there was a lack of appropriate screening during pregnancy or a misdiagnosis of a pre-existing condition. Whatever the circumstances, we can help you get the answers you deserve. Contact us to find out how we can support you through the process.

 

Forceps injuries at birth in focus:

From mild bruises on a baby’s head to severe, permanent brain damage; these are sometimes the injuries sustained to a child due to the use of forceps. In addition, in rare occasions, spinal cord injuries can be a result of medical professionals using forceps, also.

In our expert experience, traumas to both the head and brain are a concern, particularly when the child starts to reach their peak development years.

 

Compensation claims for contraception failure

As pregnancy and birth negligence experts, our legal team can advise you on the necessary route forward when looking into a compensation claim for contraception failure.

As one of the leading specialists in our field, we completely appreciate that you will want support through each stage of your claim, right through to conclusion.

Not only will we strive for the very best possible result for you and your family, our team will also keep you updated on where your claim is at, and the next likely steps ahead.

Ultimately, if you’re seeking answers for contraception failure, or you have experienced an unwanted pregnancy, we will do everything we can to identify why this happened and recompense you for any financial losses during this stressful period.

How to make a contraception failure compensation claim

Our dedicated legal experts have first-hand experience handling contraception failure claims where suspected negligence is at fault. It is true to say that all forms of contraception carry a small % of risk and failure, but if you believe your experience was down to a breach in medical duty, we’re here to support you.

Perhaps you’re looking to make a claim because:

  • You believe you have experienced a negligent sterilisation procedure, or
  • Not sufficiently warned about the side effects of oral contraception
  • An unwanted pregnancy and the physical and emotional stress this is causing
  • Injectable hormone complications
  • Complications relating to intrauterine devices

 

Failed abortion compensation claims

Here at Patient Claim Line, our legal experts understand that a failed abortion procedure can be incredibly distressing for all concerned. Working with a specialist medical negligence law firm will place you in the strongest position going forward, as we have both the experience and contacts in both the medical and legal fields, to ensure your voice is heard.

Failed abortion procedures Patient Claim Line can support with

  • Negligent abortion procedure causing injury to the mother
  • A complete failure from the abortion procedure
  • Crucial information from the medical team not being passed on to the patient
  • Negligence from the medical team concerning the scan and whether the procedure has been successful
  • A wrongful birth due to serious medical errors
  • Haemorrhage that as a result of failed abortion
  • Damage inflicted to the womb or cervix
  • Any other kind of an abortion related injury
  • Private medical treatment
  • Effects of the failed abortion on your dependents

We also handle claims that include the following:

 

How can I make a claim?

If you believe an error or mistake has been made at any point during your pregnancy or during the birth, then you may be entitled to pursue a claim. However, it is often very difficult to know whether an error has been made and trying to find out on your own can be an added stress at what is already a very stressful time. You need a specialist team to find out for you, and then to make sure you are fully and properly compensated.

Patient Claim Line is here to advise you on this.

The best thing to do is get in touch with us and we will be able to advise you very quickly whether or not there is a claim. It costs you nothing to find out if you have a case, and all our claims are dealt with by specialist Medical Lawyers, on a strictly no win no fee basis.

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Meet the team

Georgia Briscoe

Georgia Briscoe
Director of Legal Strategy and Transformation

Georgia is one of our Directors of Medical Negligence and has an impressive wealth of knowledge. She has over 15 years of legal experience and is responsible for overseeing the whole medical negligence team.

Georgia prides herself on the development of her team and aims to ensure that everyone in the department shares the same passion, tenacity and drive to get the best possible result for the injured patient.

Georgia is in charge of the day to day operational running of our largest medical negligence department, working hard to ensure a self-sustainable future for the team. Georgia is heavily involved in developing Fletchers’ nationwide reputation as medical negligence experts, alongside ensuring that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.

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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 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.


Meet the team

Georgia Briscoe

Georgia Briscoe
Director of Legal Strategy and Transformation

Georgia is one of our Directors of Medical Negligence and has an impressive wealth of knowledge. She has over 15 years of legal experience and is responsible for overseeing the whole medical negligence team.

Georgia prides herself on the development of her team and aims to ensure that everyone in the department shares the same passion, tenacity and drive to get the best possible result for the injured patient.

Georgia is in charge of the day to day operational running of our largest medical negligence department, working hard to ensure a self-sustainable future for the team. Georgia is heavily involved in developing Fletchers’ nationwide reputation as medical negligence experts, alongside ensuring that all of our cases are dealt with the utmost efficiency and professionalism.

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Bilal Qasim

Bilal Qasim
Team Leader/Senior Solicitor

Having joined Patient Claim Line in 2017, Bilal is a Clinical Negligence Solicitor with extensive experience in the medical negligence field. He has recently qualified as an internationally and nationally accredited mediator, recognised by the Civil Mediation Council, International Mediation Institute and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Bilal has been recognised for his excellent client work, having received the ‘Customer Award’ at our annual awards evening.

Having had continuous exposure to medical negligence claims throughout his career, Bilal has developed a large skillset, enabling him to bring matters to time-efficient, amicable solutions. Bilal completes a formal assessment of each case and strategically plans the progression of the case, ensuring all cases within his team run smoothly and that our customers receive the justice they deserve.

Bilal was also the recipient of the Customer Feedback Champion award in 2019.

 

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Jennifer Argent

Jennifer Argent
Medical Negligence Solicitor

Jennifer joined the team in 2018 with a wealth of experience of working in Medical Negligence in several firms across the North of England. As a Solicitor, Jennifer has an in-depth knowledge of the law and a recognition of the suffering that customers have already been through and the support that they may need through their claim. She works efficiently to achieve the best outcome for her customers. She has a wide range of experience within Medical Negligence and has particular expertise in delayed diagnoses of cancer, shoulder and eye injuries.

 

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Kate Goodman

Kate Goodman
Senior Litigation Executive

Admitted to the roll of Solicitors in 2016, Kate is a Senior Litigation Executive at Patient Claim Line. She handles cases through to settlement or issuing. Within the team she is responsible for corresponding with customers and experts to ensure cases are conducted in a proactive and effective manner. Kate provides support and guidance to the team to deliver an outstanding service to our customers.

 

 

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