It is impossible for anyone who has not suffered a traumatic labour to fully comprehend the distress caused by birth injuries.
Here at Healys, we won’t try to tell you that we understand how you’re feeling – but we can help you receive the best possible care for you and your child, and maximise your chances of receiving the fullest compensation package possible.
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Call Healys Medical Negligence Solicitors today. Our friendly team is here to help. You can see how we have helped our clients in our case studies section.
Birth injuries can be relatively minor, and some – such as certain limb injuries, Erb’s palsy, or Brachial Plexus injury – may sometimes heal of their own accord.
However, whenever a birth injury has a permanent effect on your child, and it was caused by negligence on the part of the staff involved in your care, you could make a claim for compensation.
When mismanagement errors during labour cause the severest of injuries – such as oxygen starvation leading to brain damage – the effects on a child can be devastating. Brain injury such as cerebral palsy is irreversible and usually means that the child will require long term care and help throughout their life.
If your child has suffered an injury at birth, such as brain damage, the team at Healys can help you claim compensation from the hospital or NHS Trust responsible.
We will ensure, where appropriate, that you receive full damages to include provision of funds for future care needs and housing, such as adapted living costs.
Our independent case managers will liaise with you throughout your claim and help to ensure your child receives the best treatments, rehabilitation services, and appropriate educational services.
Birth injury claims are, in many cases, complex – and require litigation services from birth injury solicitors who have a proven track record in settling these matters.
Our team is professional, has all the relevant expertise, and will robustly fight your case so that you and your child’s best interests are maintained. We believe in providing clients with a personal and sensitive service to help them through this difficult time.
24th May 2019
No amount of money can compensate for the loss of a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, but it can at least soften the financial blow. In one case, the widow and four children of a man who was struck down by a hit-and-run driver achieved a seven-figure settlement of their claim. Continue reading »
23rd May 2019
Sums paid in damages to negligence victims may appear large, but the reality is that no amount of money can ever compensate them for what they have lost. A judge acknowledged that sad fact in approving a multi-million-pound payout to a young man who was catastrophically injured in a road crash involving an ambulance. Continue reading »
15th May 2019
The Court of Appeal has rejected arguments put forward by the Royal Opera House (ROH) that a compensation award to a viola player who claimed that his hearing was damaged by exposure to the noise of brass instruments will curtail music making in the UK. Continue reading »
22nd February 2019
Statistics provided by Cancer Research UK indicate that on average 360,000 people are diagnosed with cancer every year in the UK. However, an article that appeared in the Independent newspaper in December 2018, revealed the startling finding that 4 out of every 10 people diagnosed with cancer have been misdiagnosed at least once before the disease was identified. Continue reading »
19th February 2019
Everyone has a right to complain about their neighbours’ behaviour, but where such complaints are unjustified and take the form of harassment the consequences can be severe. In one such case, a flat dweller who made a fellow resident’s life a misery was ordered to pay him almost £100,000 in damages. Continue reading »
23rd November 2018
A radical proposal for cycling awareness has been unveiled by the government. The plans include a series of measures to improve safety for vulnerable road users, and to encourage and support cycling. The aim is to reduce the significant number of serious and fatal accidents suffered by cyclists. Continue reading »
24th July 2017
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has announced measures to tackle fraudulent sickness claims. Fraudulent claims of food poisoning by holidaymakers which are false or exaggerated claims, could result in British tourists paying higher package holiday prices. Continue reading »
27th February 2017
The last revision of the discount rate was undertaken on 25th June 2001, when it was set at 2.5%. From 20th March 2017, the rate drops from 2.5% to minus 0.75%. It is a change of 3.25 percentage points. Continue reading »
21st January 2016
Jonathan Austen-Jones acted on behalf of the applicant in this case who was the subject of sexual abuse at the hands of his step-father between the ages of about 5 and 7.
An initial application for compensation pursuant to the 1990 Scheme was made in 1992 and in June 1996 he was awarded £10,000.00 in respect of the abuse he had suffered. This award was clearly too low and it appears that no psychiatric evidence was before the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). Continue reading »
Jonathan Austen-Jones acted on behalf of the claimant in her claim for damages for clinical negligence. The claim arose from the tragic loss of her baby’s life as a consequence of the failure of the Defendant Trust, appreciating that baby B had a Group B streptococcus infection at his birth on the night of the 1st January 2009, resulting in baby B’s death at 00.55 hours on the 3rd January 2009. Continue reading »