Becoming a parent for the first time or growing your family is one of the most important and special times of your life. However, both mother and baby are vulnerable during pregnancy and childbirth, so when things go wrong, sadly the effects can be catastrophic.
If a baby suffers a childbirth injury, this can lead to lifelong disability such as scarring or cerebral palsy. This can lead to the child having expensive medical and care needs for the rest of their life, and being unable to work in adulthood. Thankfully such devastating injuries are rare. However when they occur it is important to seek legal advice as your child may be entitled to compensation to support them both now and in the future.
Mothers who are injured during childbirth may also be able to bring a claim for compensation if the injury was due to the negligence of the hospital, specialist, midwife or other health care professional. Such injuries include incorrectly performed episiotomies leading to painful scarring and sexual dysfunction.
At Stacks Goudkamp, our lawyers are experienced in bringing claims for children and mothers who have been injured during labour as a result of medical negligence. You can read some of our previous cases on our case studies page.
If you, your partner or child has been injured during childbirth, we understand that this is an emotional and upsetting time.