Injuries to Baby
There are lots of reasons why a baby can be injured during childbirth and not all are negligent. Some are minor, such as bruising and swelling, which are common and heal quickly. Other injuries might happen where no one is at fault – such as difficult births due to a large baby, a premature birth or a breech delivery.
However, there are times that decisions made by your Doctor or Midwife lead to your baby being injured, facing long-term serious health issues or more life-threatening conditions, and it is important that you find out if you are eligible to claim.
Some of the most common birth injuries in newborn babies include:
Giving birth itself can be a traumatic experience but when looking after a baby who has suffered a traumatic birth and as a result has additional needs, you may require additional help and support.
How can we help?
Here at Negligence Claimline our friendly team are here to help you get the support you need. Working with a panel of specialist medical negligence solicitors, we can assist you with your potential claim.
Sometimes an apology is enough, but in other cases compensation will be the only solution to help you get your life back on track.
Our service, putting you in contact with one of our expert panel members, is free and you are not obliged to take the advice the solicitor gives you, or to progress your claim any further if you do not wish.
Can I sue the NHS?
The NHS was created so that good healthcare should be available to all, and it is one of the country’s proudest achievements. However, if something goes wrong during your treatment you deserve answers and, where necessary, financial compensation.
We do not treat your claim lightly. The treatment you consider negligent must be considered unreasonable, irresponsible, and harmful.
However, when someone suffers an injury that impacts their live, or that of a loved one, then it is vital that the NHS has the procedures in place to both compensate the patient and learn from their mistakes.
Find out more about clinical negligence in our Advice Centre:
If you believe that you, or a loved one, have suffered an injury as a result of medical or clinical negligence then call our friendly team on 0330 355 9210* where they will take some details and pass them to a team of specialist solicitors.