Birth Injuries Information

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Birth Injuries

Every parent eagerly looks forward to the birth of their child. Most deliveries are smooth and parents leave the hospital with a healthy baby. However, sometimes things can go wrong and the child suffers injury or trauma as a result of the birth process. Examples of such injuries include broken bones or nerve damage as a result of trouble passing through the birth canal, or brain damage including cerebral palsy as a result of a lack of oxygen during birth. There could also be more subtle effects such as learning disability and clumsiness.

Birth injuries may be unavoidable or they could be a result of medical negligence. Sometimes the effects are not obvious for some time but appear later as the child develops. Parents often do not know where to turn for support and information following this kind of unexpected issue.Feet of a baby

Can we help?

Sometimes parents receive advice from solicitors who are not specialists in the field and as a result decide to abandon a claim. Jobling Gowler, your local expert Clinical Negligence solicitors, are here to support if your child has suffered a birth injury. Over the years our team have successfully pursued claims relating to birth injuries including cerebral palsy, damage from injuries caused by forceps, injuries to the shoulder and arm during delivery (known as “Erb’s Palsy”), and damage caused by failure to manage hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) or jaundice in the newborn period.

We are able to offer Legal Aid funding for these claims and almost all cases require no further contribution. If your child has suffered from a birth injury contact one of our expert solicitors today who will be happy to arrange an initial free consultation. Please call 01625 614250 or complete the enquiries form below: