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    Claiming compensation for brain damage at birth


    Childbirth is a complicated process and complications can make things more difficult. Some mothers go through childbirth with no complications and give birth naturally, whereas others may need some help to speed up the process. A baby may be in the breech position which could result in a more difficult childbirth. Some mothers may experience a prolonged pregnancy which may result in a caesarean section instead of a natural childbirth. Other babies may have to be pulled from the mother which may result in minor injuries to the baby and/or the mother.

    However, infections which are not detected in pregnancy or conditions which may affect the baby can result in the baby being born with an illness. A child who is born with a condition such as brain damage may lead a more difficult life and families may have to make a series of adaptations to help them cope and to make life easier for their child. If your baby is born with this condition and it could have been prevented with early medical intervention, you may have been a victim of medical negligence. If you are planning on claiming compensation for brain damage at birth or you have suffered a similar medical negligence incident, you can call Accident Advice Helpline for representation.

    Claiming compensation for brain damage at birth

    Medical negligence occurs if an infection during pregnancy goes undetected or is left untreated. In addition, you or your baby may have a condition which has been misdiagnosed or it may not have been diagnosed at all. You could have suffered an injury during childbirth which could have been prevented or you may have suffered a lax standard of care during your pregnancy. If your baby was born with brain damage or suffered an injury during childbirth that was someone else’s fault, you may be able to win compensation to help you with the financial repercussions.

    Contact Accident Advice Helpline

    Accident Advice Helpline specialises in personal injury claims and medical negligence cases therefore you will be in safe hands if you need advice from us. Call our free 24-hour helpline for some no-obligation advice from our advisers or use our 30-second online test to determine how successful your claim is likely to be. If you have suffered or a family member has suffered due to medical negligence, you could win a cash payout to help you cope with associated medical costs or costs for adaptations to your lifestyle.

    Date Published: October 30, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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