Every parent wants the best for their child and they will do whatever it takes to ensure that they have a happy and healthy life. But what happens when things go wrong with your baby during or after birth? A birth injury claim could be right for you if your child has suffered any kind of harm or disability due to negligence on the part of medical staff. It is important that this type of claim is made as soon as possible so that you can get all of the information you need as quickly as possible. This article will explain more about what constitutes a birth injury claim, how you should go about making one and what damages may be available in such cases:
Birth injury claim UK
A birth injury claim is a legal action that can be taken against the people who were responsible for your child’s care during pregnancy and delivery. Birth injuries include brain damage, cerebral palsy and other neurological disorders. In order to make a successful birth injury claim you will need to show that:
- There was negligence on the part of those providing care;
- This led directly or indirectly (through lack of supervision) to your baby developing an illness;
- The illness has caused your child long-term problems with physical or mental development
What is a birth injury claim?
A birth injury claim is a legal action that you can take if your child has been injured during the birthing process and you believe that the injury was caused by negligence on the part of medical professionals. There are three main types of birth injuries:
- Obstetric trauma – This refers to any physical injury sustained during the birthing process, such as broken bones or nerve damage. It can also include psychological trauma resulting from an unexpected death or serious disability in your child.
- Neonatal brain damage – A newborn’s brain can be damaged at any point during pregnancy, but most cases occur during delivery due to lack of oxygen supply (from umbilical cord complications), excessive bleeding after delivery (due to placental abruption), fever caused by bacteria entering bloodstream through wounds on scalp/scalp area caused by pulling baby out too quickly without proper precautions being taken beforehand…etcetera…
- Birth-related infections – Infections such as Group B Strep (GBS) are common among newborns born vaginally who’ve never had antibiotics before; however these bacteria often go undetected until symptoms appear several days later–after which time it becomes difficult for doctors/nurses etcetera…to treat effectively because they won’t know where exactly
How to make a birth injury claim?
Birth injury claims are legal proceedings in which a family can seek compensation for the injuries suffered by their child during birth.
If you believe that your baby was harmed during labor or delivery, it is important to hire an experienced lawyer who understands the complexities of this type of claim.
What are the damages in a birth injury claim?
In a birth injury claim, general damages are usually the most important part of your compensation. This is because they cover all of your medical bills and other losses that are not covered by other types of compensation such as special damages or future loss of earnings. These general damages include:
- Medical costs relating to treatment for the birth injury itself
- Losses due to pain and suffering (including psychological trauma)
- Losses related to any physical impairment caused by the birth injury
We understand that making a birth injury claim UK can be a difficult process, especially if you are not sure about the legalities or what is involved in pursuing compensation. However, we are here to help with our expert advice and support. If you have any questions regarding your case, please contact us today so that we can give you the best possible outcome at no cost to yourself!