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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Birth injury claims

    Birth injury claims are an extremely sensitive and emotive subject. After a birth injury, the claimant or family may not want to pursue the claim due to the upsetting circumstances. Our extensive range of qualified solicitors have a wealth of expertise and knowledge to help you through an incredibly difficult time, and make a claim as stress-free as possible.

    Birth injury claims are a specialist area of law which falls under medical negligence. So it is important that you choose a suitably trained and experienced solicitor to handle your claim. You can pursue a birth injury claim for a wide range of reasons, from children suffering an injury during birth or mothers experiencing negligible treatment or care whilst pregnant or when giving birth.

    Negligence throughout pregnancy

    When you are expecting a child, it is essential that you receive the proper care and support throughout your pregnancy. You place a great deal of trust in the doctors and midwifery teams who are responsible for your care. Whilst there are many thousands of dedicated doctors and midwifery teams who offer exceptional pregnancy care, there are occasions when this care fails. Under these circumstances, expectant mothers are either not treated correctly or not diagnosed with a serious condition, which can have detrimental effects on the baby.

    If this has happened to you, then you may be entitled to make a birth injury claim. There are many conditions that your midwifery and teams should be checking for, such as diabetes, pre-eclampsia or high blood pressure, which can be extremely dangerous for mother and baby. If you have one of these conditions that wasn’t properly diagnosed or treated promptly, you may be entitled to a pursue birth injury claims.

    Furthermore, if your healthcare professionals have failed to carry out proper screening to detect potentially life-threatening or debilitating conditions such as hole in the heart, Spina Bifida or Down’s Syndrome, you can also make a claim. Claims such as these can also take into consideration the costs of caring for a disabled child, and potential costs that you may incur in the future.

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    Chat to Accident Advice Helpline about your birth injury claims

    Contact Accident Advice Helpline today. We can offer professional advice as to whether or not you have a claim. One of our advisers will forward your information onto an expert solicitor, who will review your case and contact you with a no-obligation consultation. What’s more, if you decide to continue your claim with us, all of our solicitors operate under the no-win, no-fee agreement.

    Just dial 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile phone to find out more about claiming. Our initial advice is free.

    Date Published: 16th October 2012

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.