If you live in Bristol or the surrounding area and would like to talk to a solicitor about claiming compensation for a birth injury, please get in touch with us today. We are located between Bath and Bristol and will provide you with professional legal advice.
Bristol solicitors for birth injury claims
Birth injury claims can arise for a number of reasons and can relate to injuries sustained by both mother and baby.
Birth injury claims relating to a baby normally occur due to cerebral palsy. Cerebral palsy is a neurological condition that makes muscle movement and co-ordination difficult. It happens when the brain develops abnormally in the womb, or when the brain is damaged during/after birth.
If a child’s brain is damaged shortly before, during or after labour, questions must be raised as to the standard of care provided by medical practitioners. If errors were made during the birth and this left a baby with brain damage, there will be grounds for a cerebral palsy claim.
Birth injury claims relating to a mother normally occur due to perineal injuries that are not diagnosed and repaired after the delivery. Perineal tears are a common part of childbirth and cannot ordinarily be prevented.
If a perineal injury is sustained, it must be recognised and treated before a woman is discharged from hospital. If this does not happen and a patient is left with a defect in her perineum and anal sphincter, there will be grounds for a perineal tear claim.
Medical negligence solicitors in Bristol
If you would like to talk to a solicitor about the possibility of making a birth injury claim, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us today.
We are based between Bristol and Bath and act for clients across England and Wales. As a specialist team of medical negligence solicitors we deal with all aspects of clinical negligence law. However, we do have a particular interest in birth injury claims, and have helped numerous victims of gynaecological and obstetric negligence obtain the compensation they deserve.
This makes us well-placed to provide you with expert legal advice. Our service begins when you contact us to make an initial enquiry. This is free of charge, meaning you can access expert legal advice without having to pay. After this consultation you will be advised of the options available to you, including whether or not you have the basis for a claim.
If there is a case to be answered, we will handle the claim for you, working to get the compensation to which you are legally entitled.