New-born Medical Negligence
Has your child been the victim of medical negligence in their care as a new-born? Claims National is a medical negligence specialist who can provide you with free help and advice in such circumstances.
New-born babies may suffer injury whilst they adapt to life outside the womb. Claims for New-born medical negligence may arise out of:
- Failures to monitor certain “at risk” babies resulting in hypoglycaemia and hyperbilirubinaemia (severe jaundice), leading in turn to brain injury.
- Delays in diagnosis of congenital problems such as hydrocephalis, developmental dysplasia of the hip and heart defects which can result in worsened outcomes and preventable disability. Delay in identification and treatment of neonatal infection.
- Failure to give vitamin K resulting in haemorrhage and brain injury.
In order to make a claim for compensation for your new-born medical negligence, it must be confirmed that your healthcare provider is responsible for yours or your baby’s birth injuries. There are various ways in which can make your healthcare provider liable for the injuries sustained. These can include:
- Medical staff failed to observe and monitor foetal and/or maternal distress
- Medical staff failed to diagnose medical issues or provide the correct diagnosis
- Medical staff failed to use correct methods when applying birth assisting tools
- Medical staff failed to schedule and carry out an emergency C section
- Medical staff failed to take measures to help prevent preterm labour
- Medical staff failed to treat maternal infections and medical issues such as pre eclampsia or gestational diabetes.
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Examples of birth injuries to mothers include:
- Wrongly performed Episiotomies
- Mistakes in suturing tears or Episiotomies
- Injuries to organs
- Caesarean sections
- Failing to recognise damage
- Retained swabs
- Anaesthetic errors
- Errors in managing pre eclampsia.
- Perineal tears
Examples of birth injuries to babies include:
- Cerebral palsy
- Brain injuries
- Fractures to the skull, legs, arm, shoulder, or collarbone
- Cuts and scars
- Hip dysplasia
What will my compensation cover?
At Claims National we have fully qualified, experienced solicitors who can help you make a claim for compensation. The amount of compensation you receive will depend on the severity of your injuries and the prognosis etc. However, the amount of compensation you receive will be decided upon in order to help you cover any pain and suffering you may have experienced, and any inconveniences such as:
- Medications, doctors visits, hospital visits, and any form of medical treatment
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Home accommodations
- Psychological services
- Special education costs
- Non economic damages such as emotional turmoil, pain and suffering