Birth Injury

  • Case investigation led by Trevor Ward, Birth Injury Unit Team Leader

    Published: July 10, 2023 | Last Updated: November 21, 2023

Supporting you through serious birth injury

Childbirth is an emotional time and should be one of the happiest moments of your life. However, when you suffer unnecessarily through medical negligence, this can take that all away from you.

If you’ve been affected by substandard care during the birth of your child, our specialist birth injury solicitors can help you make a claim for compensation – compensation that could both support your recovery and the ongoing care of your baby.

What is a birth injury claim?

Our Birth Injury Unit specialises in cases of serious birth injury where your life, or your baby’s life has been severely impacted.

Below are some of the types of claims we take on:

  • Cerebral palsy claims
  • Erb’s palsy claims
  • Klumpke’s palsy
  • Surgical errors
  • Trauma and physical injury to mother
  • Wrongful birth claims

Supporting you through serious birth injury

A birth injury often has permanent, life-changing consequences for the whole family, and we understand that you’ll need support throughout the legal process and beyond.

With cases of birth injury, early intervention with rehabilitation therapies is essential. As well as supporting you through the legal claim, we will also help you access medical experts, such as paediatric physiotherapists, speech & language therapists, and occupational therapists. We can arrange specialist advice to help secure your child’s future in terms of accommodation needs, financial management, care and support needs, and specialist equipment.

Our dedicated Court of Protection Team can advise and assist with life planning and financial management for anyone who doesn’t have the mental capacity to make decisions about these on their own.

We also have access to UK based case managers who will assist in prioritising your needs on the ground. Once liability is established, we can arrange for interim payments to be made to support your recovery.

Key allegations

Birth injury can arise through substandard care during the birth of your child

Our clients have been known to be affected by; Hypoglycaemia, Pre eclampsia, Hypotension, Itrauterine growth restriction, Placental abruption, Placenta previa

Our specialist team will work closely with you to understand how you have been affected in your unique case

We can help you

Tell us what happened to you: Call us on 0330 013 0251 Or send us an email
Request a callback when it's convenient for you to talk
Start your claim (No win - no fee)

Leading Medical Negligence Team

Whatever the circumstances of your birth injury claim, it will require a careful and detailed analysis of the medical records, your recollections and the actions of the relevant midwifery obstetric and paediatric staff. As the leading medical negligence team in the country, Fletchers has the most experienced solicitors in this complex area of medicine and have conducted some of the leading cases in this area of work. We’re highly recommended by those we’ve helped and consistently rated ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot.

Beyond The Legal Claim

Our support for your family goes beyond your legal claim. We have access to one of the country’s largest and most sophisticated expert databases that allows us to choose with you the right expert for the right speciality or sub speciality in the case; whether obstetricians, midwives, neurologists, paediatricians, radiologists or whether in terms of assistance in valuing the claim with care, equipment, accommodation, therapies and even investment. At Fletchers, we act on a ‘no win no fee’ basis, meaning all expenses are covered and you will pay nothing upfront.

Do you feel you could have been impacted?

Our team of experts will support you all the way

  • Trevor Ward

    Birth Injury Unit Team Leader

  • Leanne Devine

    Birth Injury Solicitor

  • Parbeen Alamgir

    Birth Injury Solicitor

  • Natalie Richardson

    Birth Injury Solicitor

Frequently asked questions

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