The vast majority of parents look forward to welcoming a new baby into their lives. It is a major event and one that will change their lives forever. No one expects anything to happen that will harm the health of the baby or the mother, or that could affect how the baby lives its life from that moment on.
However, in some rare cases things do happen that can cause problems for you and your baby. Birth defect compensation claims can be brought if the baby suffers from an injury, illness or abnormality that is spotted at the moment of birth or very soon after it has taken place. Some of these can occur due to medical negligence, although this is rare. However there is always the potential for things to go wrong. In other cases the child may be born with a condition such as cerebral palsy, which could have been identified before the birth. As such it could be something the hospital missed on previous occasions or something caused by the process of the birth itself. Either way this may lead to the option of compensation in some circumstances.
Could you claim compensation on behalf of your child for a birth defect?
The watchwords to remember here are evidence of negligence. It is not enough to suspect the hospital has been negligent – you must prove this is the case if you are to be successful in bringing a birth defect compensation claim against them. Getting proper advice from a legal expert is vital at this stage if you think you might be entitled to compensation for what has occurred. Looking for a legal team that has already won medical negligence cases is a good way to begin.
Accident Advice Helpline is here to provide no-obligation advice and help
We have 14 years’ experience in dealing with all kinds of medical negligence claims such as these. While we cannot guarantee your own claim is valid, we can provide no-obligation advice and get the details of your case from you to see whether you do have proof of negligence. If you do and we believe there is a good chance of winning compensation we will support you through a no win, no fee* case. Call our free 24/7 enquiry line today on 0800 689 0500 to get things started and to start getting the answers you seek so you can take steps forward.
Date Published: July 18, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Medical negligence claim