Before a baby is born, the mother will go through a variety of checks to ensure the baby is growing healthily. These checks and appointments will include screenings for various abnormalities that could arise in any baby during the growth period. These include (but are not limited to) conditions such as Downs syndrome, cleft lip and spina bifida. These checks can also ensure the health of the mother is good and that nothing occurs that can be resolved or treated during the pregnancy.
While these checks are done diligently and at the appropriate times in the majority of cases, this situation does still include the potential for antenatal screening errors to occur. If conditions are not adequately monitored or tests or scans are not undertaken at the correct time, it can lead to all kinds of problems for either the baby or the mother or both. For example, a birth plan should be created for every mother-to-be and it should take into account any problems that have been identified during the pre-birth screening process. If this does not happen, there may be evidence of negligence that can help to support any compensation claim the mother might make.
Could you claim compensation for antenatal screening errors?
The birth of a baby should be a delightful experience and one you would never forget. However, if you end up being the victim of screening errors it can potentially cause health problems and dangers for both you and your baby. If you believe you have experienced errors of this kind it is imperative that you have evidence of this. You can then seek professional advice so you are able to see whether you have good cause to bring such a claim. This is the best course of action to take.
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Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown