Having a baby should be one of the happiest times in your life and, thankfully, the vast majority of pregnancies and births are problem free.
Unfortunately, complications during pregnancy or with the birth itself can turn the birth into an exhausting and harrowing ordeal. Sometimes, these complications can be as a result of the baby being born prematurely, or the baby being unusually large or even a breech or caesarian delivery.
However, birth injuries to both mother and child can be as a result of a mistake or an incorrect diagnosis made by doctors or midwives or other hospital staff.
In such cases, parents may be entitled to compensation.
At Garratts Solicitors we have a team of specialist clinical negligence solicitors who will assess your case and advise you if you can make a claim for compensation.
Birth Injuries due to Medical Negligence
Typical cases for compensation are:
- Cerebral Palsy
- Injury sustained during a C-section (caesarean section)
- Errors when using forceps
- Wrongly performed Episiotomy and Second or Third Degree Tears (Perineal tears and trauma)
- Erb's Palsy
- Nerve damage
- Congenital Hip Dysplasia
- Maternal or gestational diabetes
- Wrongful birth
No Win No Fee Birth Trauma Solicitors
Garratts Medical Negligence Solicitors have over 30 years' experience in helping people to obtain compensation when medical treatment has gone wrong. We offer a no obligation, initial consultation and the majority of our cases are funded by a 'No Win No Fee' Agreement so there's no financial risk to you.
We have offices in Oldham, Ashton, Newton Heath, Radcliffe, Stalybridge and Worsley and you can be seen at any of these offices to suit you. Alternatively, we can offer a home or hospital visit for people who are unable to attend our offices.