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What is an Injury
at Birth claim?

The arrival of a baby should be one of the happiest moments in a woman’s life. However, birth trauma can arise, which causes injury to the baby, mother or both during the birth and in the immediate period after birth, known as the neonatal period.

Not all injuries will be due to negligence but a proportion will have suffered avoidable injuries due to failings in the medical care received. Such injuries can have lifelong consequences for the mother, baby and wider family and mean that substantial care, support and rehabilitation is required.

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    Negligent injury at birth and in the neonatal period may occur if there is:

    • Hypoxia;
    • Delay in delivery and failure to offer caesarean section;
    • Cord prolapse or compression;
    • Uterine rupture
    • Ruptured placenta;
    • Haemorrhage;
    • Shoulder dystocia;
    • Anaesthetic errors;
    • Issues with management of pre-eclampsia and other infections;

    Types of injury at birth
    and following birth
    claims

    If you or your child has suffered injury at or following birth, you may be able to bring a claim for negligence. Types of claim include:

    • Hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Erbs Palsy and Brachial Plexus injuries
    • Brain injury, such as Periventricular Leukomalacia
    • Forced birth trauma
    • Stillbirth

    • Bilirubin toxicity/kernicterus
    • Hypoglycaemia
    • Hypernatraemia
    • Group B Streptococcus
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Neonatal death

    • 3rd and 4th degree tears during childbirth
    • Gynaecological injury
    • Injuries to organs, such as the bowel
    • Nerve damage
    • Maternal death

    Making an injury
    at birth claim

    We can discuss your case with a free initial consultation to understand your concerns, which may include taking forward your claim on a ‘NO WIN NO FEE’ basis.

    We work on a conditional fee basis, ensuring you don’t have to worry about legal costs if your claim is unsuccessful.

    Our specialist team can support you with bringing a claim and if we can secure early compensation payments, known as interim payments, we can help with arranging rehabilitation and care, above and beyond that which is available on the NHS.

    We are also able to fund certain claims for injuries suffered at birth by way of legal aid. We will discuss your funding options with you to help with figuring out the best way to fund the claim.

    We are specialist injury
    at birth solicitors

    Our team specialises in Birth Injuries cases. We provide expert advice and support to help you navigate this difficult time. Our dedication to delivering personalised care means you’ll feel valued and supported throughout your claim process.

    Our solicitors have extensive experience in handling complex Birth Injuries claims. We treat you as a person, not just a case number, ensuring you receive compassionate and dedicated support. Based in the heart of Hull, we combine a commercial mindset with hands-on, straight-talking legal expertise to add value to your case.

    We believe in making the claims process as straightforward as possible. Here’s how you can start your Birth Injuries claim in just seven easy steps:

    1. INITIAL CONSULTATION:
    Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.
    2. CASE ASSESSMENT:
    Our solicitors will assess the merits of your case.
    3. DOCUMENTATION:
    Gather necessary medical records and evidence.
    4. CLAIM PREPARATION:
    We prepare and file your claim.
    5. NEGOTIATION:
    Engage in settlement discussions with the responsible parties.
    6. LITIGATION:
    If needed, we represent you in court.
    7. RESOLUTION:
    Secure the best possible outcome for your claim.

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