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Birth Injuries

“The arrival of a new baby should be a happy, exciting experience. However, complications are sometimes unavoidable and in rare cases, doctors and nurses do make mistakes. If you or your child has suffered as a result of medical negligence, contact Lance Mason today for free advice.”

What Types Of Injuries Can I Claim For?

The following birth injuries can be the result of medical negligence:

  • Stillbirths
  • Maternal death
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Perineal tears
  • Neonatal death
  • Nerve injuries
  • Post traumatic stress disorder

How Do I Know When The Birth Injuries Are A Result Of Medical Negligence?

Complications during labour are quite common. Most of the time, midwives and doctors do everything they can to maintain the safety of both mother and baby. These medical professionals can be faced with situations where their only means of safe delivery involves risk. If it can be proved that medical professionals did not treat you or your baby in a way that was appropriate to the situation, you can claim for medical negligence. Typical situations include:

  • Not making correct decisions in times of foetal distress i.e. not performing a caesarean section
  • Excessive or incorrect use of forceps
  • Overuse of vacuum extraction
  • Failing to respond to changes in foetal heart rate
  • Failing to remove the child from the birth canal quickly enough
  • Failure to plan a caesarean section if the foetus is of a large birth weight

Why Lance Mason?

The nature of birth injury compensation claims is that they can often be quite complex. Our legal experts are highly specialised in this area and can deal with your claim with the sensitivity it deserves. You may be reluctant to pursue compensation, especially when your opponents are well respected medical professionals. However, it is important to note that compensation could help you care for a child with complex needs as a result of their birth injury or help you financially if you have suffered losses. 

Lance Mason will answer all your questions entirely free of charge.