If you are looking for a solicitor in Somerset to help you with a birth injury claim, please contact us today. We are based in the Chew Valley in North Somerset, just a short distance from both Bath and Bristol.
Birth injury claims
Birth injury claims can either relate to injuries wrongfully sustained by the baby, or injuries wrongfully sustained by the mother.
When relating to the baby, the injuries are often long-term and very serious. For example, substandard medical care may have caused cerebral palsy, brachial plexus injury, hip dysplasia or fractured bones.
When relating to the mother, the injuries usually relate to perineal tears. Most commonly, claims arise because a severe perineal tear has not been diagnosed and repaired. This can result in permanent dysfunction, particularly faecal incontinence.
How can we help?
We are a specialist team of clinical negligence solicitors. ‘Clinical negligence’ is another term for medical negligence.
We can help by advising you upon your legal rights. You might suspect that there has been a case of medical negligence but be uncertain as to whether you can pursue a claim. We can clear this up for you, saying if you can or cannot take legal action. This advice is free of charge.
If we suggest that you do have grounds for a claim, we can take the matter forward, handling the claims process on your behalf. If we cannot help for any reason, we will recommend someone who can.
Perineal tear claims
We deal with clinical negligence claims and have particular expertise in perineal tear claims. Ordinarily these involve 3rd and 4th degree tears that have not been detected and treated within a reasonable amount of time, leading to ongoing dysfunction.
If you have suffered such injuries, please get in touch with us to speak to one of our legal experts. We will let you know whether you can make a claim. You have no obligation to continue with the matter if you do not want to – even if we believe you have strong grounds to make a claim.
Expert legal advice – Somerset solicitors
If you live in the Somerset area and would like to sue a hospital for medical negligence, please contact us today. We act for clients throughout England and Wales and will be more than happy to help in any way we can. All initial enquiries are free of charge and obligation.