Thankfully the majority of births happen without any problems at all however when something goes wrong it can be very traumatic. If an infant is injured during the birth process the injury is categorised as birth trauma or birth injury. Birth injuries can have devastating effects on a family with some unfortunately being life long and requiring special care for the child. Aswell as the emotional strain this can place on a family, there can be huge financial strain as this special care is often very expensive. Due to this expense a family may be left with no option but to pursue a Birth Injury claim.
Cosgrove Gaynard Solicitors have represented many clients who have suffered due to birth injury medical negligence*. There are several types of birth injuries that commonly occur as a result of complications during pregnancy, labour, and child birth. Our experience covers a range of areas including:
Problems not detected during pregnancy
Failure to detect serious abnormalities prior to birth
Negligently handled birth / labour
Errors during ante-natal care
Injury or death due to medical instruments, anaesthetics or inadequate suturing
If your child has suffered a birth injury which you feel is due to medical negligence, please contact us on 01 6139191 or by email email@example.com to speak with a medical negligence expert who can evaluate your case to determine your legal rights and options.
* In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement. This statement is made in compliance with Reg.8 of SI 518 of 2002.