Cases involving birth injury claims and cerebral palsy claims are invariably high value and complex. We have the proven experience and expertise to act for you in such cases.
Our birth injury solicitors act for children and young adults in such cases. If our client is unable to instruct us themselves due to age or mental disability then we can accept instructions on their behalf from a parent or suitable adult (called a litigation friend).
Making a birth injury claim
If the evidence supports a claim for negligence, our birth injury solicitors will pursue it and work to get compensation for our clients which will provide them with long term care and financial security for the rest of their lives. Many children with cerebral palsy are looked after devotedly by their parents. However, parents often worry about what would happen if they are no longer able to look after their disabled child.
Our birth injury solicitors work to ensure that compensation is recovered which will provide care and support for the child for the rest of their lives. Sometimes, compensation will be paid as a combination of a lump sum and annual payments for the rest of the child’s life. This gives the family peace of mind and reassurance for the future.
Types of birth injury claim
When things go wrong around the time of birth, the effects can be devastating for the child and their family. Examples of birth injury and pregnancy negligence claims that can be made include:
- Delay in delivery
- Failure to monitor the baby before and during labour
- Mistakes during delivery
- Mistakes in the neonatal period
- Failures to give appropriate treatment during pregnancy
Why choose Trethowans?
Our birth injury solicitors will investigate the circumstances of the medical treatment received by mother and child and advise whether it fell below a reasonable standard of care. Not all treatment which goes wrong is negligent and therefore we instruct independent medical experts to examine what happened and advise whether negligent mistakes were made.
If you believe you have a potential case for medical negligence that has resulted in disability at birth, contact our experienced team of birth injury solicitors on 0800 2800 421 for unrivalled advice and guidance. We are conveniently located across the South West in Bournemouth, Poole, Salisbury, Southampton and Winchester.