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    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.

    We aim to provide:

    • Free assessment of your claim.
    • One to one contact with your lawyer from day one.
    • Clear and unambiguous legal advice.
    • Visits to you at home, hospital or in a rehabilitation centre.
    • Early interim payments and funding for rehabilitation needs.
    • Maximum compensation and the best outcomes for you.

    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.

    “Dear Mr. Austen-Jones, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and advice over the past three years and for achieving a very satisfactory conclusion to my case for me. I certainly appreciated your efficient manner in arranging all my appointments and for keeping me so well informed of developments. I also found being able to telephone you direct to discuss matters very helpful, in this day of automated telephone services! With much gratitude and thanks.”
    Mrs W

    The effects

    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.

    How can our solicitors help you?

    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.

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    • Jonathan was able to help the husband of a 50 year old woman claim compensation after the hospital failed to diagnose her cancer. Mrs L attended hospital complaining of pain in her abdomen. She was discharged without further tests but unfortunately she died of thyroid cancer a few months later. Jonathan argued that the chance for a liver biopsy was missed during her visit to hospital and although this would not affect the unfortunate outcome, palliative care could have been arranged to ease Mrs L’s suffering. Jonathan was able to secure Mrs L’s husband a five figure sum in compensation.
    • Jonathan has also helped the family of a 71 year old man claim compensation after a complication in his surgery caused his death. Mr R was suffering from chest pains and was admitted to hospital for tests. He was found to have an issue with his heart and doctors attempted to rectify this with a surgical procedure. Unfortunately during this procedure an air pocket had got into one of his blood vessels which caused Mr R’s death. With expert medical evidence Jonathan was able to secure Mr R’s family £75,000 in compensation.
    • Jonathan helped X get further compensation and access to services to aid in his rehabilitation. X was a subject of sexual abuse from his step father between the ages of 5 and 7. Initial application for compensation was made in 1990 and X was awarded £10,000. After several attempts at his own life, X decided to contact Jonathan to seek further compensation. Jonathan was able to secure X £200,000 in compensation and an overall award of £1,200,000 inclusive of state benefits. More importantly Jonathan then arranged the Special Needs Trust to support X’s rehabilitation.
    • Jonathan helped the parents of Baby B claim compensation after a failure in care during labour resulted in Baby B’s death. Initially the Trust denied they were responsible for Baby B’s death but after negotiations the Trust admitted responsibility and Jonathan was able to negotiate an out of court settlement for Baby B’s parents.
    Birth Injury Claims insights
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      18th January 2022

      Disabled children bring great joy to their families’ lives but, with an eye to their future care needs, it is always wise to explore the possibility of seeking compensation. In a case on point, a settlement secured for a profoundly disabled teenager successfully ensured that she would always be properly looked after. Continue reading »

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