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Slater and Gordon Lawyers can provide immediate representation & rehabilitation support anywhere in the UK. If mother or baby were injured during pregnancy or child birth due to clinical or medical negligence, call our Medical Negligence Solicitors for a free consultation on 0800 916 9049 or contact us online and we will call you.
98% of our Clinical & Medical Negligence Claims are funded through a Conditional Fee Agreement, more commonly known as a No Win, No Fee agreement. This means there is no financial risk to you.
Our Medical Negligence Solicitors know that pregnancy and birth injuries are devastating and in some cases cause severe disability. We understand the complex legal and medical issues involved, and the importance of supporting you through this most difficult time. We are sensitive to your needs and can ensure that you receive the best support possible.
When you contact Slater and Gordon and provide details of what happened, whether the injury occurred in a private clinic or an NHS hospital; we can help you understand if you have a claim for medical negligence compensation. Our medical negligence experts will advise you on how to claim compensation, the claims process, any time constraints; and how successful your claim is likely to be.
Recent examples of successful birth injury claims include:
• Perineal tears - third and fourth degree
• Wrongly performed Episiotomies
• Mistakes in suturing tears or Episiotomies
• Injuries to organs from Caesarean sections or failing to recognise damage at the time
• Retained swabs
• Anaesthetic errors
• Errors in managing Pre-eclampsia.
When babies are injured by medical mistakes in labour or delivery, it's crucial to obtain the best possible legal advice as soon as possible. Recent examples of successful birth injury claims include:
• Cerebral Palsy
• Brain injuries
• Fractures to the skull, legs, arm, shoulder and collarbone
• Cuts and scars
• Hip dysplasia.
Our Medical Negligence Solicitors have the expertise to secure the best results in complex claims arising from cerebral palsy and brain injuries. However, not all cases of cerebral palsy in childbirth are caused by medical negligence. Negligent errors can include:
• Failure to perform CTGs to monitor baby’s heartbeat
• Failure to note changes on CTGs
• Delays in performing instrument deliveries using forceps or ventouse
• Delays to performing emergency Caesarean sections
• Errors in using forceps or ventouse
• Errors in managing Caesarean sections.
Our nationwide network of legal experts can assist in investigating your claim, and we can help to ensure that seriously injured children receive the best care possible.
Where possible, we obtain early part-payments of compensation, known as Interim Payments, to provide care or treatment at home, to adapt homes and to provide necessary rehabilitation aids and equipment.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers is one of the UK's largest and well known personal injury law firms with offices in London, Manchester, Watford, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Preston, Wakefield and Wrexham.
Solicitors at Slater and Gordon Lawyers are members of the Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel, Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA), the UK charity for patient safety and justice, and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).