The birth of a baby can be both an exciting and anxious time for mother, baby, and family. As a result, doctors, nurses, and midwives are all well placed to ensure that the baby is delivered safely and that the new mother is well.

Unfortunately, medical errors can occur and the impact of substandard care can often have lasting repercussions that traumatise the baby, mother, and family for the foreseeable future.

At Curtis Law Solicitors, we can provide you with the sensitivity and understanding in making a claim if you have suffered as a result of birth or gynaecology injury. Curtis Law Solicitors can offer you maximum compensation on a NO WIN – NO FEE basis.

Common birth injuries

There are various reasons why birth injuries might occur, but the ones that are most common include:

  • Screening and scanning errors
  • Injuries caused to the mother during pregnancy or birth
  • Stillbirth or death of the foetus

Despite highly advanced scanning techniques, medics can, and do, miss important issues and also misdiagnose problems. Even the smallest of errors can have dramatic consequences including miscarriage, serious conditions or death.

Damage from medical instruments, inadequate suturing, rips and tears, can cause serious gynaecological damage, not only to the mother but also to the child, including cerebral palsy, brachial palsy (Erb's Palsy), brain injury, facial paralysis, spinal injuries, fractured bones and perinatal asphyxia.

Problems can arise from other gynaecological issues including:

  • Abortion
  • Fitting of a contraceptive device
  • Hysterectomy
  • Pelvic injury
  • Dilatation and curettage (D&C)
  • Failed contraceptive procedures, sterilisation & loss of fertility
  • Wrongful birth
  • Acquired infection
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Stillbirth
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Retained Products of Conceptions

Our Clinical and Medical Negligence Solicitors are highly skilled experts in this field and are currently instructed on a number of birth and gynaecological injury cases which have resulted in serious injury to baby or mother, including loss of a baby during birth and neglect causing brain injury.

Contact our Clinical and Medical Negligence Solicitors

So if you have suffered as a result of any of these issues, we are able to support, advise and guide you throughout the course of the claim and beyond. Contact Curtis Law Solicitors today free on 0800 008 7450 or mobile friendly 0333 240 0340.