Injuries to children and babies
We specialise in bringing legally aided compensation claims on behalf of children and babies who have been injured because of medical negligence by a hospital, doctor, nurse or other medical professional, including injuries to babies during birth resulting in cerebral palsy. We bring claims to sue the NHS as well as against private doctors and hospitals.
We bring legally aided claims on behalf of children and babies at no cost to the parents
We are authorised by the Legal Services Commission to bring compensation claims under legal aid and in medical negligence claims for children or babies we are normally able to bring cases under legal aid regardless of the parent’s financial situation. This means that you will pay nothing to bring a compensation claim on behalf of your child or baby. Nor will you need to enter into a ‘no-win no fee’ agreement (conditional fee agreement). If your baby or child is eligible for legal aid (which is normally the case) legal aid will fund the case entirely and you will not need to contribute anything.
We have an outstanding track record of obtaining high compensation awards for children and babies
We have a track record of obtaining high amounts of compensation for children and babies including multi-million pound compensation awards for injuries during birth resulting in cerebral palsy or other disability.
The types of compensation claims on behalf of children and babies we bring include:
- Injuries to a baby during birth / delivery. This can occur because of excessive force applied during delivery, a delay in a caesarean section or a lack of oxygen (oxygen starvation) during delivery. These types of medical negligence claims for babies frequently involve brain injury, cerebral palsy, erbs palsy, facial palsy, broken collar bone, shoulder dystocia, kluumke’s palsy, brachial plexus palsy or horner’s syndrome.
- Injuries to newborn babies immediately after birth. Medical negligence compensation claims for babies can be because of infection (and how this is treated), failure to monitor the baby properly, brain injury from lack of vitamin K or delays in diagnosing heart defects and other congenital problems
- Failure to diagnose children properly. Medical negligence claims for children can arise because of misdiagnosis of an infection or broken bone or where the correct tests and scans were not given.
- Negligent treatment of breaks and fractures in children
- Giving a child the wrong drug or the wrong dose of a drug
If you would like to learn more about how we can help you and your child or baby to bring a legally aided medical negligence compensation claim at no cost to you please telephone us on 0208 541 1181