We have successfully handled a range of cases where injury has occurred to a baby during birth.
Brain damage – Cerebral Palsy
This is usually caused by a lack of oxygen to the baby’s brain and can leave a baby to grow up having difficulties walking and talking, sitting, using or controlling muscles, swallowing, eating and drinking, dressing, caring for him/herself, learning etc. A baby maybe left so severely damaged that s/he may need 24 hour care throughout life.
If it can be proved that the brain damage was caused because of negligence then bringing a claim may make a huge difference to the quality of the baby’s life when s/he grows into a child/adult. It can also make a huge difference to your life if you are the carer for the child.
Erb’s Palsy or Brachial Plexus Injury
This is an injury which can occur when a baby is born and his or her shoulders become stuck and whilst being pulled out s/he suffers an injury to the nerves leaving the arm or the hand paralysed.
This is where a baby has a congenital condition which could and should have been detected before the baby was born but wasn’t, thus depriving the parents of the opportunity to have counselling and to make a decision as to their future and whether the pregnancy should continue. Common congenital conditions would include chromosal defects such as Noonan’s syndrome, Leopard’s Syndrome, Turner’s Syndrome, heart abnormalities such as a hole in the heart, congenital ventricular septal defects, and other abnormalities such as spina bifida. These are just an example.
Has your baby or the baby of someone you know suffered injury during labour or delivery? If so, contact us today to discuss the treatment that you, your family member or friend may have received.