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  • Overview

    The leading specialist birth injury lawyers

    Contact one of our specialist birth injury lawyers for a free initial consultation to find out if we can investigate your case with the financial security of a no win no fee agreement.

    When can you make a compensation claim for birth injury?

    A birth injury involving an injury to a newborn has a profound impact on the whole family. Ensuring the right amount of compensation is paid can give someone access to the support they need throughout their lives and ease the care load for loved ones.

    Our overriding aim is to protect the interests of you and your child in order to achieve the most advantageous outcome for the long term. We make sure your case is fully investigated and guide you carefully through each step of the claim process. Giving a personal service and acting with sensitivity are important to us.

    You can make a birth injury compensation claim when medical negligence has resulted in an injury to the newborn baby. These cases often include:

    • Cerebral palsy
    • Erb's palsy (or brachial plexus injury)
    • Subgaleal haemorrhage (damage to the scalp)
    • Deafness
    • Stillbirth


    Birth injury compensation claims can arise for many reasons, including:

    • Failure of foetal monitoring
    • Inadequate monitoring
    • Midwife delays in seeking medical assistance
    • Mishandling ventouse or forceps delivery
    • Delay in referring for caesarean section
    • Hyper-stimulating uterus with oxytocin
    • Oxytocin subscription error
    • Failure to warn mother of increased risk of choosing midwife run birthing centres rather than hospital delivery

    Compensation claims can also be made where the mother suffers injury during childbirth (obstetrics claims).


    How our birth injury lawyers can help with your birth injury claim

    • The size of our clinical negligence team and the breadth of our knowledge in birth injury compensation claims means it is likely that we have already recovered compensation in a case with similar circumstances to yours
    • We can help you find out why the system has failed you and what went wrong, or prevent the same thing happening to somebody else
    • Birth injury compensation claims are complex and require high levels of expertise. We have a team of specialists including:
      • the best independent case managers and consultants in the country
      • barristers known for their expertise in birth injury clinical negligence work
      • clinical negligence lawyers with significant experience in birth injury claims


    Free initial consultation

    Contact our team of specialist birth injury lawyers for a free, no obligation, consultation and we will listen to the circumstances of your medical treatment, and give you clear advice on the chances of you receiving compensation in a clinical negligence claim. If we think you have a claim, we can investigate your case using the financial security of a no win no fee agreement.

     

              

  • Related Client Stories

    8 minute delay in delivery leads to infant cerebral palsy

    Our client, Master V, developed quadriplegic cerebral palsy with severe disabilities as a result of the mis-management of his birth. This included the failure to properly monitor his heart beat and to expedite the delivery, as well as a seven minute delay in a paediatrician arriving following his birth, leading to hypoxic ischaemia.

    Doctor causes scarring to baby during delivery

    Our client, Baby W, was born with scarring to her head after her mother, Ms W, experienced a traumatic delivery at Salisbury Hospital as a result of the negligent actions of the doctor.

    Failure to diagnose severe intrauterine growth retardation

    Our client, Mr Y, was awarded £1.6 million (plus annual payments of over £100k for life) after he suffered chronic partial hypoxic ischaemia when doctors failed to diagnose severe intrauterine growth retardation, most likely caused by an insufficient placenta, during the last weeks of his mother’s pregnancy.   

    Lack of respiratory support causes cerebral palsy

    Our team of specialist clinical negligence lawyers based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured £5.4 million for a child who suffered brain damage and cerebral palsy after a considerable delay in being provided with respiratory support when he suffered breathing difficulties.

    Hypoxic brain damage after delayed caesarean section

    The team of specialist clinical negligence lawyers based at Thomson Snell & Passmore’s Tunbridge Wells and Dartford (Thames Gateway) offices, has secured over £4 million for a child who suffered a hypoxic brain injury after being starved of oxygen during a delay in performing a caesarean section.

    Inquest: coroner gives verdict of misadventure after baby dies one day after birth

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who represented the family at the inquest into the death of their baby son, who died at one day old, having been born in an extremely poor condition.

    Compensation recovered for negligent treatment of ectopic pregnancy

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who recently recovered £112,500 for a client who suffered a psychological injury following an unsuccessful operation to remove an ectopic pregnancy (which can be fatal if not treated). So severe was the pain that our client believed she was indeed going to die.

  • Latest Updates

    The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch maternity investigations and medical negligence claims

    As specialist clinical negligence lawyers, we are often instructed to act in cases arising out of medical negligence at birth, leading to serious disability or stillbirth. This article, explores what the government and the NHS is doing to reduce the number of cases.

    Managing the Neuroscientific Complications of Concussion of the Auditory and Vestibular Systems

    Dr Peter Savundra, Consultant Audiovestibular Physician, provided insight on managing complications caused by damage to the audiovestibular systems after brain injury at our annual brain injury lecture on the 25th May 2017.

    Should I settle my medical negligence compensation claim directly with NHS Resolution?

    Often when patients are unhappy with the treatment they have received from an NHS hospital they will make a formal complaint to the Trust. Formal complaints are a useful way of getting essential information about the treatment a patient has received and may sometimes result in that Trust apologising to the aggrieved patient.

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James Cahan's approach was exemplary, he was both approachable and understanding at all times.  

Client

As mentioned, I was very impressed at the start! As the case grew and went on, I felt completely safe, and trusted Jonathan to act in my best interests, though everything was always run by me before going ahead with anything, without the experience and knowledge.

Client

They worked as hard as possible to get me a result that I did not think I would end up with. The communication with my lawyer and his staff was excellent, and I felt at ease discussing such private matters with my lawyer, which is a rarity for me as I am a very private person.

Client

Oliver was very helpful and friendly, and settled the case within a short space of time.

Client

Kept me up to date with all stages of the claim. Fees were good, and Oliver was very helpful and friendly.

Client

I would like to thank Jenny and her team for all their hard work and efforts during what has been a very traumatic 3 years.  Throughout this period, Jenny has been on hand with reassurance and advice.  At the same time, she assembled an excellent team of experts, which enabled me to reach a successful conclusion.

Client

I am so grateful to TS&P for all their work and help with my mother's case; it was a very complicated and time-consuming case.

Client

Meet The Team

Fiona Follis
James Cahan
Rebecca Morgan
Katrina Davies
Josie Hill
Jonathan Herbert
Sharon Lam
Sandra Paige
Carley Ross
George Liley
Gavin Allard
Graham Bell
Jenny Waight
Sandra Hennessy
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