Birth Injury

The birth of a child is often one of the most eagerly awaited events your life. Most deliveries are uncomplicated and you leave hospital with a healthy baby but sometimes things go wrong and the mother or baby suffers a birth injury.

The effects of injuries sustained during birth, can range from the very minor to those so severe as to be incompatible with life. Sometimes the effects are not obvious for some time but become apparent as the child develops physically and mentally. Parents often do not know where to find support.

Jobling Gowler are specialist clinical negligence solicitors with extensive experience of successfully pursuing birth damage cases.

Over the years our specialist team have successfully investigated and pursued claims including cerebral palsy from lack of oxygen, negligence causing congenital hip dysplasia (dislocation of the hip), damage from injuries caused by forceps, injuries to the shoulder and arm during delivery (known as “Erb’s Palsy”), damage caused by failure to manage hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) or jaundice in the neonatal period. We are still able to offer Legal Aid funding for claims involving brain damage at or around birth. In almost all cases no contribution is required because legal aid is assessed on your childs assets and not yours.

If you or your child has suffered from a birth injury contact one of our specialist clinical negligence solicitors today who will be happy to arrange an initial free consultation.

Please call 01625 614250 or email – enquiries@jobling-gowler.co.uk