BIRTH INJURY COMPENSATION CLAIMS
If mother or baby were injured during pregnancy or childbirth due to medical negligence, call our birth injury solicitors for a free consultation on 0161 207 2020 or start your claim online and we will contact you.
Bringing a new baby into the world should be a very happy and exciting time. Unfortunately, not every pregnancy and birth goes smoothly, which can result in birth injuries to a baby and/or mother. When medical negligence occurs the results can be traumatic and long term for mother, baby and the whole family. If you believe you’ve suffered medical negligence, you may be able to make a no win no fee birth injury compensation claim.
Alternatively claims on behalf of a birth injured child may be eligible for funding on application to the Legal Aid Agency. Whilst it is always open to you to choose a no win no fee agreement, you should always first seek advice through a solicitor with a legal aid franchise for medical negligence work. Find a legal aid advisor
We can help you gain the compensation, justice, closure and financial support you and your child deserves.
How We Can Help You With Your Birth Injury Claim
Our specialist team of birth injury solicitors have assisted many families in claiming compensation where a baby or mother has suffered as a result of medical negligence or substandard care at the time of the birth.
Errors by trusted medical professionals at any stage of pregnancy or birth can be traumatic affecting your life and the life of your child. Key areas in which mistakes are made include:
- ante-natal errors, causing serious problems or misdiagnosis can occur leading to birth injury and/or birth trauma
- errors during birth where damage from medical instruments or inadequate suturing can seriously affect the health of mother and baby
Injuries and disability can include:
- vaginal tears and problems
- umbilical cord complications
- cerebral palsy
- brachial palsy (Erb’s Palsy)
- brain injury
- facial paralysis
- spinal injuries
- fractured bones
- perinatal asphyxia.
We know that your experience will be unique to you. So if you’ve experienced an injury caused by an example not listed above, don’t worry, our specialist Medical Negligence Team will be able to advise you on whether you have a compensation claim. You can speak to them today by calling 0161 207 2020.
I would just like to express my thanks to Ralli Solicitors who were friendly yet professional from start to finish.
Mr. Enever, Heckfield – July 2015
If you or your child has suffered a birth injury, it may have been caused by medical negligence and you could be entitled to claim compensation. However, it may also be that no-one was to blame and the injury was due to a complicated birth that was beyond the control of any medical help. This is why you need to talk to an experienced birth injury solicitor about your situation.
Our medical negligence solicitors know that pregnancy and birth injuries are devastating and in some cases cause severe disability. We understand the complex legal and medical issues involved, and the importance of supporting you through these difficult times. We will help you deal with the news and guide you through the claims process with sensitivity and care; ensuring that you receive the best support possible.
Our aim is to protect the interests of you and your child and achieve the best possible outcome which will enable you to have the assistance and support you need for the long term.
How To Make A Birth Injury Compensation Claim
When you contact Ralli Solicitors and provide details of what happened, whether the injury occurred in a private clinic or an NHS hospital; we can help you understand if you have a claim for birth trauma via our free consultation.
For cases involving maternal injury you have three years from the date of the incident to bring a claim and this is known as the ‘limitation period’. However for birth injured children the three year time period only commences when the child reaches the age of 18, and thereafter they have until their 21st birthday to issue a claim at court. If it can be shown through expert evidence that the birth injured child lacks the capacity to instruct solicitors by reason of his or her disabilities, the limitation period will not run and the usual deadlines will not apply. It is vitally important that you seek advice from a specialist solicitor who will be able to advise you on your own and your child’s limitation status at the outset of your enquiry.
Please call our experts on 0161 207 2020, request a callback or start your claim online using our dedicated form. Our sensitive and sympathetic approach will ensure that you receive the compensation and closure you deserve.