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For the majority of women in the UK, pregnancy and child birth is a happy and positive experience. However, pregnancy and birth are far from risk-free and things can go wrong for both mother and baby.

For the majority of women in the UK, pregnancy and child birth is a happy and positive experience. However, pregnancy and birth are far from risk-free and things can go wrong for both mother and baby.

During pregnancy, mums-to-be are primarily cared for by their GP and midwife, and generally attend hospital only for scans and tests. Complications can arise during pregnancy such as pre-eclampsia and gestational diabetes. These should be easily detected through regular midwife appointments. NICE guidelines outline the process for screening for foetal abnormalities, infections and other clinical conditions, as well as what steps to take if foetal growth is outside normal ranges. When these procedures are ignored or done badly, it is possible both mother and baby can suffer irreparable damage.

Birth injuries occur when medical experts either fail to follow the correct procedures or they carry them out in a substandard manner. If there is poor care during the delivery of a baby the consequences can be devastating and in very serious cases result in a child with cerebral palsy or even death.

The firm has acted for several children who have sustained brain injuries at birth because of the mismanagement of the labour and/or delivery. In those cases, the settlements have been in 7 figures, which is mainly due to the significant amount of care the child will require throughout their lifetime.

Birth injury claims are one of only a very small areas of law where Legal Aid is available to fund claims for compensation, however stringent criteria apply.

You may be entitled to Legal Aid if a claim concerns clinical negligence involving  children who have suffered severe disability due to a neurological injury sustained during the mother's pregnancy, the child's birth or the first eight weeks of the child's life.

Don’t worry if Legal Aid isn’t available for your case, we undertake work on a ‘No Win. No Fee.’ basis and will happily explore the funding options available to you.

If you believe you or your child have suffered an injury during pregnancy or child birth, we can assist with a claim for compensation and the practical issues which arise when someone has sustained serious injuries.

Examples of birth injury and pregnancy claims

  • Cerebral Palsy 
  • Failed sterilisation
  • Shoulder-dystocia delivery
  • Failed abortion
  • Screening negligence
  • Mismanaged delivery
  • Forceps delivery negligence 
  • Stillbirth negligence and neonatal death 
  • Perineal tears- third and fourth-degree
  • Mismanaged pre-eclampsia
  • Damage to organs during a caesarean

Accident and Emergency

Our Accident and Emergency departments provide an invaluable and often lifesaving service. With an estimated 21 million admissions to A&E departments every year, occasionally things do go wrong. A&E staff are often under pressure to make prompt diagnosis in circumstances which can be very challenging. When there are failures of care, the impact can be devastating for patients and their families.

Medical errors in accident and emergency medicine can arise in many ways. We have experience of handling a wide range of cases relating to A&E negligence, including those involving patients treated by paramedics, as well as A&E hospital doctors and nurses.

We will fully investigate the circumstances of your case and aim to make the process as easy as possible, guiding you through every stage. We know that often you want to understand why the A&E system failed you, to ensure the same thing doesn’t happen to someone else.

If you have suffered an injury or illness because of poor management, misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose you may be able to recover compensation.

Get in touch with our friendly, expert team for a free initial chat to discuss your case.

Examples of accident and emergency claims

  • Delays in ambulances reaching patients 
  • Failure by paramedics in treating patients correctly
  • Failure to correctly interpret test results such as scans, x-rays and blood tests
  • Misdiagnosing a medical condition
  • Failure to operate when necessary
  • Failure by junior staff to seek the opinion of a consultant or specialist doctor
  • Discharging a patient from hospital too soon

 

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  • I'm so thankful we found a solicitor that would take on our case and I'm even more thankful it was Simon Bransby. He dealt with me and my partner with compassion at a really hard time and he communicated all the way through our case.

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