Whilst the birth of a child is usually a wonderful event, on occasion your child may suffer an injury during the birth process or in the period immediately after birth. This may be because your baby was difficult to deliver and the baby has suffered some bruising from an assisted birth, possibly from the use of forceps or ventouse. These types of injuries to children will usually resolve quite quickly.
Unfortunately, more serious injuries can occur if infection in Mum has not been recognised prior to labour, such as Group B streptococcus or HIV. Your baby can become infected if steps have not been taken to prevent transfer. Injury can also occur as a result of a lack of oxygen during delivery causing cerebral palsy or other physical, learning and behavioural problems.
We understand that injuries arising from these problems can have a devastating and life changing effect on a family. We have a long history of successfully handling birth injury claims and we will do everything we can to treat your claim with the compassion and sensitivity it deserves.