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    Claiming compensation for premature birth negligence

    Claiming compensation for premature birth negligence

    Childbirth can be a complicated process and some women suffer complications which can be a traumatic experience. Many experience a natural childbirth but some must go through a caesarean section when pregnancy lasts longer than expected and some women give birth prematurely. If you go into labour early, you will experience normal labour symptoms such as contractions and waters breaking. You will be admitted to a hospital with special facilities for premature babies to ensure that they get the best care possible and to avoid any complications. Some early births can be delayed by using special drugs to stop contractions. This could be because you have gone into labour extremely early which could cause the baby to experience bleeding or breathing difficulties.

    The majority of babies survive premature birth and go on to lead happy, healthy lives. However, if your baby is born extremely early and it is too late to delay the contractions, you may experience complications. If you have given birth early due to a mistake on the part of doctors or you have experienced a low standard of care during your pregnancy, you may have been a victim of medical negligence. If your baby is born with a condition and you are thinking of claiming for premature birth negligence, you can contact a compensation claims company like Accident Advice Helpline for assistance.

    Premature birth negligence

    If your baby was born early due to a fault on the part of doctors, your baby may be born with a condition which affects them later in life. This could be as severe as brain damage, which can cause children to develop cerebral palsy; a condition which requires lifelong care. This means that you may have to make adaptations to your home and lifestyle to accommodate your child and to make their life easier. As this is costly, some compensation could help you financially. Contact Accident Advice Helpline is you are thinking of claiming for premature birth negligence.

    How to make your claim

    Accident Advice Helpline can assist you with your medical negligence claim and offer no-obligation advice over the phone. If your baby has suffered from a condition due to premature birth and there was someone else at fault for this, you can call us to discuss claiming compensation for your suffering and your child’s. Compensation can help you with medical costs, the costs of caring for your child and the costs associated with adapting your home and lifestyle. You will also be compensated for your pain and suffering. Call us free on our 24-hour helpline to speak with an expert about your claim.

    Date Published: October 30, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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