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Child Birth Defect Negligence Compensation Claims
Child Birth defects are fortunately a rare occurrence. Sadly however, on some occasions a child may be born with an illness or injury with varying degrees of seriousness. What is not acceptable is when a birth defect has been caused or contributed to by medical negligence.
Our birth defect claims solicitors will handle your claim on a No Win No Fee basis. We take away the stress of worrying about legal bills. They have represented hundreds of victims of child birth defects caused by negligence and have obtained large sums in compensation on their clients behalf.
If your child has suffered a birth defect as a result of medical negligence it is completely unacceptable. Medical negligence during child birth is when the medic falls below an acceptable standard of care. This should never happen. As a patient of the NHS you should always receive an acceptable standard of care. This is your legal right.
What are Birth Defects?
Birth defects develop while your child is still in the womb. Depending on the specific case, some children have problems with specific organs as a result of a birth defect. In other cases, a birth defect can effect how the body functions.
Some birth defects are less serious and can be treated in a matter of days, with your child making a full recovery. However, others can be extremely serious and can result in long term health consequences.
Birth defects can broadly be categorized in 2 ways:
- Structural Birth Defect: When a baby is born with a missing body part, this is known as a structural birth defect. The most common types of structural defect effect the heart, contribute to spina bifida and congenital hip dislocation.
- Metabolic Birth Defect: If a baby is born with a defect effecting the body’s chemistry, this is referred to as a metabolic birth defect. Generally, metabolic birth defects effect the body’s ability to break down food an processes vital vitamins.
It is important to note that some child birth defects can be identified during the pre-natal period. If the defect is identified it may be prevented or treated.
How are birth defects diagnosed?
Medical advances mean that in some circumstances, it is possible for a medical professional to identify and diagnose a birth defect during the prenatal period.
Prenatal tests are available to help determine if a mother is suffering with an infection and/or the baby is not developing in the normal way.
Some of the birth defects which can be identified during prenatal screening include:
- Spina Bifida
- Down Syndrome
- Cleft Lip
- Defects of the Limbs
Although prenatal screening can only identify the potential presence of a defect, it allows medical professionals to properly plan for the outcome. More importantly, it allows parents to prepare for it.
Further tests can also be carried out after the child is born. A huge range of defects can be tested for using a technique known as tandem mass spectroscopy.
If a medical professional has failed to diagnose a birth defect at any time during your pregnancy of following childbirth, they may have been negligent and you may be able to make a birth defect negligence claim.
Our Solicitors are experts in birth defect negligence claims. You can contact them today by completing our quick [Free Claim Assessment] or call us on 0800 644 4240
What are some of the more common child birth injuries?
There are a wide range of birth injuries that can be caused by NHS negligence. Some of the injuries can be identified and treated quickly, such a vaginal tear. However, other birth injuries can take many years to identify and can require lifelong care for the victim.
Some of the most common birth defects that result from medical negligence are:
- Cerebral Palsy Compensation Claims
- Heart Defects
- Midwife Negligence Compensation Claims
- Kernicterus Compensation Claims
- Stillbirth Claims For Compensation
- Erbs Palsy Compensation Claims
- Birth Injuries to Mother During Labour
- Congenital Dislocated Hip Claims
- Preeclampsia Compensation Claims
Our birth defect negligence claims solicitors can move quickly with your claim. However, it is vital that you seek advice as soon as possible to protect your legal rights. Do not delay as it can result in you missing the chance to obtain justice for your suffering.
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What are the Causes of Child Birth Defect Negligence Claims?
Birth defect negligence claims are made following negligence treatment during pre-natal or childbirth.
Our claims solicitors have come across many reasons for birth injury negligence. Some of the most common reasons for birth defect negligence are as a result of:
- Failure to properly examine during the pre-natal period
- Failure to Investigate during the pre-natal period
- Failure to conduct proper medical investigations following birth
Of course, not all birth defects are caused by negligence. In most cases, doctors do not know what caused the baby’s birth defect. However, it is clear that early thorough medical investigations can identify potential birth defects and allow for much greater planning.
If the medical professional who was caring for you did have the necessary expertise or skills to carry out such procedures, mistakes can be made and birth defects can be missed. These mistakes can have a devastating impact of the life changes of your child and your family.
If you have suffered due to birth defect negligence, speak to one of our negligence compensation claims solicitors today. They will be able to provide you with a Free Claim Assessment today.
Can I Make a Birth Defect Negligence Compensation Claim?
If you have suffered as a result of child birth defect negligence, you can make a claim against the negligence medical provider.
Medical negligence claims are not just about obtaining compensation for your child’s suffering, it is about obtaining justice. Our solicitors understand that this is difficult time for you, often with nobody to turn to.
We will be in your corner, fighting your case. Our solicitors will provide you with all the support you need during your claim. You need to act fast, as there are strict time limits on when you can make a birth defect negligence claims.Contact us today to discuss your options.
Why you should Make Child Birth Defect Negligence Claim?
Our solicitors often find that NHS guidelines will change following a medical negligence claim. If the medical mistakes that were made are identified and investigated, improvements can be made. Birth defects can be identified and managed. If proper processes were followed by all NHS staff, then incidents of birth defect negligence may fall.
It is also important that you are able to obtain compensation for your pain and suffering. At the very least, you may incurred additional expenses and costs for extra care due to the injury. You may have had to take time of work, or give up your job altogether. In these circumstances, it is only fair that you are able to receive the correct amount of compensation for your child’s suffering and care.
No Win No Fee Child Birth Defect Negligence Claims
Our medical negligence solicitors will represent you on a No Win No Fee basis. There is no cost to you in the claim is unsuccessful. You will obtain the maximum compensation available to you.
Our solicitors will also discuss any other options that are available regarding you case.
How Much Compensation Will I Get for ?
Birth defect negligence compensation range in value depending on the extent of the injury your child has suffered and the amount of care that may require in the future. It will also depend on your personal circumstances.
Often, birth defect negligence compensation amounts to be extremely large. This often reflects the lifelong care that the victim may need, as well as specialist equipment that will be needed to make the victims life easier.
Our solicitors will be able to guide you through the levels of compensation available based on your own circumstances. Contact them today for a Free Case Assessment.
Our Expertise in Child Birth Defect Negligence Claims
Our birth defect negligence claims solicitors have decades of experience in these types of claim. They specialize in this area of law and are quite simply experts in the area.
They will provide you with the expert service you expect from your medical negligence lawyer. But they are also friendly, approachable and put customer service at the heart of everything they do for their clients.