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We realise that most of you will be in self-isolation and would like to express our best wishes for your ongoing safety and health.
Paul McNeil, Head of Personal Injury and Medical Negligence
Birth injury cases include injury to the mother, the baby, or both. Many are unavoidable but some result from medical negligence, meaning a claim may be possible. Such cases tend to be complex because of the legal and medical technicalities involved, including expert advice on long-term needs.
Although cerebral palsy is the most common birth injury claim, there are many other types of birth injury, including varying degrees of damage to the brain, scarring or damage caused during assisted delivery (e.g. forceps). We have been successful in birth injury claims involving:
- Maternal infection
- Cord prolapse
- Cord compression
- Uterine rupture
- Ruptured placenta
- Delay in delivery
- Shoulder dystocia
We also have cases where there is negligence in the immediate neonatal period, for example where there has been hypoglycaemia (low glucose due to difficulty feeding) and Kernicterus (jaundice), and brain damage can be caused.
Our medical negligence solicitors have successfully concluded many high value birth injury cases. We are expert in achieving maximum awards to fund rehabilitation, care, support, therapies and education. Because we need to ensure the child is old enough for us to assess lifelong needs, these cases can take time to conclude. However, we can obtain interim payments to ensure that urgent and pressing needs can be met as soon as possible.
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