How much is a birth injury claim worth?
When clinical negligence harms you or your baby, compensation claims can be several thousands of pounds. Find out more with our 30-second claims calculator or call one of our friendly advisors on 0800 175 7900.
Will I have to pay to claim birth injury compensation?
We offer No Win No Fee compensation claims for around 98% of our customers. That means you won't have to pay any money up front, and we will get a fee only when we win the compensation you deserve. This is often seen as the safest way to claim compensation, as it ensures you will never be out of pocket due to legal fees.
Will I need a medical to support my claim?
Injuries to a mother or baby during birth - or to a woman during any gynaecological procedure - are always distressing. In many cases, there will be medical evidence from the hospital concerned to support your claim. But we will often ask you to see another specialist to make sure we have the evidence we need to get you the compensation you deserve.
Will I have to go to court for birthing injury claim?
Depending on the seriousness of the injury, it's possible for these claims to end up in court, if the hospital disputes that they were at fault. Even so, in most cases, mistakes are admitted to, and we will often negotiate compensation directly with the hospital's lawyers or insurers, meaning that you wouldn't have to go to court.
Who's to blame for my birthing injuries?
The vast majority of our doctors, nurses and other medical professionals do an amazing job. Even so, not all of them have been trained as well as they should be, and even the best clinical professionals can make mistakes on rare occasions. Unfortunately, if those mistakes are made during childbirth or a gynaecological procedure, the effects can be devastating. So if something has gone wrong during childbirth or a gynaecological procedure, and you or your baby has suffered harm as a result, you are entitled to claim against the surgery or hospital trust that was responsible. Some of the injuries we typically help people to claim for include:
- Abnormalities that were missed on scans
- Injuries caused by the birth: to mother or baby
- Damage to the bowel or other organs
- Accidental sterilisation
- Pelvic floor damage
- Births due to failed sterilisation or contraceptive devices
So if you have suffered from any of these things, or have suffered damage due to any gynaecological procedure or examination, talk to one of our friendly advisors about starting a No Win No Fee compensation claim today.
What can I claim for?
If you or your baby have suffered from an illness or injury due to clinical negligence during birth, or any other gynaecological procedure, you may be able to claim for:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of amenity
- Additional medical treatment
- Loss of earnings
- Additional care
All of these costs can add up, and if you have suffered gynaecological damage or an injury to your baby, you owe it to them and yourself to claim rightful compensation. Speak to one of our friendly advisors now by calling 0800 175 7900.