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.
12th August 2019
In 2018, official figures showed the waiting list for an NHS operation was over 4.3 million patients long. To put this into context, if we were to print this off, assuming an average of 50 patients per page, and laid end to end, the list would be 23 kilometres long (or 14 miles) – enough to stretch from our office in Brighton to Worthing (via the A27).
9th August 2019
You may be surprised (and somewhat perturbed) to hear the true scale of healthcare ‘adverse events’ in the UK – these are defined as “instances which indicate or may indicate that a patient has received poor quality care”. Continue reading »
4th July 2019
In two recent articles we looked at the law and procedures of Coronial Inquests in some detail. Our first article, ‘What happens at an Inquest (and other frequently asked questions)’ gave an overview of the Inquest procedure. During the course of this blog we asked, and provided answers to, questions such as, ‘When is an Inquest required?’, ‘What is the purpose of an Inquest?’, ‘What will happen at an Inquest?’ and a number of other common issues that face those involved in the Inquest procedure. Continue reading »
26th June 2019
The death of a loved one is probably the most traumatic, harrowing experience any human being will experience in their lifetime. Not only is there a period of unimaginable grief, suffering and uncontrollable feelings of sadness and loss to go through, but in addition there are a wealth of practicalities that have to be dealt with – a funeral to be arranged, finances to be sorted out, fellow grieving relatives who need supporting and potentially, sales of property and effects to be dealt with. Continue reading »
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 »