Claim Compensation For Child Birth Injury

The arrival of a child is a happy occasion for all the family. But sometimes this joyful time is overshadowed by an injury – either to the mother or the newborn baby. This can be extremely traumatic for those involved and it will be all the more upsetting if medical error is to blame.

If this is something that has affected you and your family, do not hesitate to get in touch with a solicitor about a child birth injury claim, as you could be entitled to child birth injury compensation.

You can call us on 1890 989 289, email us on info@gibsonandassociates.ie or complete an Online Enquiry.

Child birth claim – injuries to the mother

pregnant woman, childbirth injury claimsDuring the pregnancy, an expectant mother must be closely monitored by her obstetric team to
ensure any problems – such as gestational diabetes – are diagnosed and managed properly.

This high level of care must continue through the birth to ensure any problems are dealt with quickly and effectively. Decisions must be made promptly if there are signs of distress and the appropriate course of action taken. This might include reverting to a C-section or attempting an assisted delivery. After the birth, a mother must undergo a thorough examination to ensure any injuries are identified and repaired.

But unfortunately this standard of care is not always provided to women while giving birth, causing them to suffer unnecessary complications that could otherwise have been avoided. This will amount to medical negligence and a child birth claim may ensue. Commonly a child birth injury claim will arise due to:

  • A poorly repaired episiotomy
  • Missed third and fourth degree perineal tears
  • Pre eclampsia
  • Placental abruption
  • Internal organ damage during a caesarean section

Child birth injury claim – injuries to the baby

It is also possible that a baby suffers because of medical error – either while it is still in the womb, or during labour. If a newborn child is consequently left with permanent problems it will be absolutely devastating for the family. Their lives will be irreversibly turned upside down, leading to significant emotional and financial heartache.

If medical mistakes are responsible for a child’s injury, there will be grounds for a child birth injury claim. Although this will not undo the terrible damage done to the baby and their family, it will give them some form of justice and will provide some much needed financial support to help care for their injured child.

Commonly child birth injury claims involve:

  • Poorly managed gestational diabetes
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erbs palsy/brachial plexus injuries
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Injuries from a ventouse or forceps delivery

Child birth injury compensation

To find out if you are entitled to claim child birth injury compensation, contact one of our child birth claim solicitors today.

Please call us on 1890 989 289, email us on info@gibsonandassociates.ie or complete an Online Enquiry and we’ll be in touch with you shortly.

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