To make a birth injury compensation claim on behalf of your child, you are able to make a claim at any time before their 21st birthday. However, if your child lacks the mental capacity yo manage their own affairs, a claim can be made at any time.
If you’re making a claim because your child sadly passed away due to birth injury, then you have 3 years to make the claim from the date of their death.
Types of Birth Injury Negligence Claims
Some types of birth injuries are temporary and sometimes they can last a lifetime. The symptoms of the injury often vary from one individual to another. Our experienced medical negligence solicitors have handled many birth injury claims including:
- Neonatal death
- Cerebral Palsy
- Erb’s Palsy
- Complications of failure to recognise high risk pregnancy
- Mismanagement of congenital hip dysplasia
- Lack of oxygen
- Complications due to baby being born premature or failing to grow sufficiently in the womb
- Errors in forceps or ventouse delivery
Making a Birth Injury Claim
If you or your baby have been injured during birth as a result of medical negligence then you may be entitled to claim compensation. Please contact our team of medical negligence specialists on 033 3344 9600 or simply email [email protected] with your request. We offer a free 30-minute consultation, where you will be able to discuss your details in confidence and we will assess if we think you have a claim.
How are Birth Injury Claims Funded?
Many people are often concerned about how much it will cost to pursue a birth injury claim. Due to the complexity of birth injury cases, they can be expensive. However, there are a number of ways birth injury claims can be funded depending on your individual circumstances and the facts of your potential claim.
Normally, we will offer take on your birth injury claim on a “no win no fee” agreement (also known as a Condition Fee Agreement). This means you will not be charged if your claim is unsuccessful. If your claim is successful you will be charged a success fee, which is taken from your compensation.
As a specialist Law Firm, we have been awarded medical negligence Legal Aid Franchise, this means we have been approved by the Legal Aid Agency and can also offer Legal Aid on claims relating to brain injury caused during birth.
Our team will go through the different funding options available to you when discussing your claim, ensuring you receive the correct funding that is appropriate for your case.
Birth Injury Compensation Claims Solicitors
Morrish Solicitors’ specialist team has the experience to provide you with the expert legal advice needed to guide you through every step of your journey to achieve compensation for birth injury. This will include ensuring that we get the best possible expert advice when investigating whether or not you have a case and also ensuring once liability is admitted, you get appropriate support and professional help to make sure that the individual affected has the best quality of life possible.
Successful Birth Injury Claims
Below are just some of the successful birth injury claims we have settled:
- Following an 18-year battle for justice, our team of medical negligence experts secured £5.5 million in birth injury compensation for a child who suffered brain injury at birth causing behavioural problems and learning difficulties.
- Following a 12-year battle for justice, our medical negligence team secured £8 million in compensation for a child who sustained very serious brain injuries at the time of birth, which caused the girl to suffer from cerebral palsy.
If you or your child have suffered a negligent mistake made by medical professionals during birth, please contact our experienced medical negligence solicitors on 033 3344 9600 or simply fill in our online contact us form below to see whether you have a birth injury claim, which could be pursued.