Child Birth Injury Compensation Claim

Giving birth, whilst often a wonderful experience can sometimes be incredibly distressing and difficult, especially if your child has been injured due to the negligence of a medical professional involved in your labour, such as your midwife or doctor.

Expectant mothers and their partners and families naturally put their trust in their midwife or doctor involved in their antenatal and postnatal care. If their negligent actions cause the standards of the care you are receiving to slip, which leads to your child suffering an injury during the birth, the resulting time can be extremely distressing. 

Breaches of duty by midwives or doctors can take many forms. Perhaps your midwife or doctor has overlooked something, forgotten to complete a procedure or not taken the advice of other medical professionals in the room with you. There are others and all can lead to injuries to your child. In this instance, you and your family may be able to claim for compensation for your child which will mean that any long-lasting effects of their injury can be properly supported and rehabilitated. 

There can be a number of different ways that your child can be injured because of negligence in labour. These include, but are not limited to, injuries such as bruising, injuries from forceps or ventouse being used to assist birth, broken bones, infection, damage to nerves or being starved of oxygen leading to brain injury. Sadly, the child could also be stillborn.

This is no doubt a very tough time for you and your family, and the lasting effects of any injury your child has received during birth because of medical negligence may not be fully realised yet. If you believe that you have experienced negligence during your labour and as a result, your child has been injured, you will, of course, be feeling incredibly upset, hurt and distressed. Your child may still be in hospital and may need more treatment in the longer term. 

It is important to us at T G Baynes that we are sensitive to the needs of you, your family and your child at this difficult time. We are experienced in helping families to understand what happened in your child’s labour and obtaining the compensation your child deserves to ensure that rehabilitation and care can be provided for as long as is necessary. 

We will always listen to you and your family and we will guide you through the legal process from start to finish, providing you with the full facts of the case at all times and being on hand to provide the legal support you may need at this time. 

 T G Baynes can offer No Win No Fee Agreements (CFAs) on qualifying cases.  Contact us on 020 8301 7777 or email us on to have a no obligation discussion regarding your claim.