Birth Injury Claims

The birth of a child is a special time, but can be ruined by the negligence of the hospital and / or a medical professional. If this results in harm to the baby and / or the mother, then you could be entitled to bring a claim for compensation with the assistance of a birth injury claims solicitor.

Whilst some complications are unavoidable, others are not. Medical professionals have a duty of care to ensure that their standards meet that of other reasonable medical professionals. If the level of care falls below this level and results in injury, then you can make a claim.

The most common birth injury claims are for surgical errors, the negligent use of medical instruments, misdiagnosis, providing an incorrect dosage of anaesthetic, lack of oxygen and poor aftercare. This type of negligent behaviour could lead to a number of injuries from gynaecological damage and emotional trauma for the mother to brain damage, fractures and scarring for the child.

Compensation for Birth Injuries

The amount of compensation that will be awarded will depend on the seriousness of the injury, taking into account government guidelines and the amount that has been awarded in previously decided cases. A personal injury solicitor will be best placed to guide you on the amount of compensation you can expect to receive.

In addition, a Bradford personal injury claims solicitor will also be able to help you recover any consequential loss such as medical bills, travel costs and loss of income. You should ensure that you keep all documents relating to the injury, the treatment received and receipts for costs that have been incurred. Once liability has been established, the total amount you are claiming will be paid out by the medical professional’s insurance company.

Claim for a Birth Injury in Bradford

A birth injury claim should be made as soon as possible. This is because a claim must be lodged within three years of the date of the accident to prevent it from being time-barred. Before any claim can be lodged, a personal injury claims solicitor will have to carry out a certain amount of investigatory work, which may be time-consuming.

Birth Injury Claim Lawyers in Bradford

Have you suffered from medical negligence? Our birth injury lawyers can help you claim compensation through our no win, no fee* offering. Call us on 01274 051 685^, or if you wish to make an online enquiry, please use our contact form.

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