Birth injuries can be truly devastating for all involved, often not only affecting the baby and sometimes the mother, but also other family and friends who may be impacted by the serious consequences of such an injury.
These types of injury can take many forms and some can result in life-changing illnesses and conditions. Among the related services we cover are:
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy
- Injury to the mother
- Umbilical cord complications
Our birth injury specialists also cover injuries such as:
- Vaginal tears
- Caesarean section
- Problems with anaesthetics
- Brain damage
Claiming for a birth injury is commonly associated with hospitals, but it is not restricted to this environment and can involve other settings such as in the home and in birth centres. The latter are small maternity units that aim to provide a ‘homelier’ and less ‘clinical’ atmosphere and are sometimes preferred by women who wish to give birth without medical intervention. Typically staffed by midwives, birth centres aim to encourage calmness and help patients feel in control, which should ultimately lead to a more straightforward birth.
As with all birthing environments, however, birth centres are not without risks and there is always the possibility of something going wrong – especially if a medical professional acts negligently.