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Childbirth is an emotional experience and sadly things can go wrong. We expect a certain level of medical care during childbirth and when the standards of the doctor or midwife slip, the effect of a birth injury can be devastating for both parents and child. If you’ve had any problem with any stage of your pregnancy, labour, delivery of your child or the aftercare received, then please let our birth injury lawyers know. Our birth injury solicitors are experienced in birth injuries to both babies and mothers in Cornwall and Devon, including cases where, sadly, someone has died.
Legal Aid is available in cases involving children who have suffered serious brain injury during pregnancy, childbirth or during their first eight weeks of life. If this injury has resulted in severe disability to the child, public funding may be available to investigate a medical negligence claim. Coodes are the only firm locally to be able to offer this funding option.
Our birth injury solicitors can help you with a number of claims including:-
Our significant experience within the field means we will undertake your claim if your child has an injury or condition due to a failure of care during childbirth. These include:-
We have achieved successful outcomes for mothers who have experienced medical negligence, ensuring they receive the compensation they are due.
As a mother, injuries you can claim for include:-
Compensation claims are not restricted to ongoing illnesses or conditions brought on as a result of medical negligence. You might also qualify for compensation in cases of:-
There is a 3 year time limit on medical negligence claims of this kind, effective either from the date of the incident or from when its effects were first discovered.
As far as your child is concerned, you have until their 18th birthday to make a claim on their behalf. After this it becomes the responsibility of the child to make the claim, with the 3 year limit starting when they reach the age of majority. If they lack the ‘capacity’ to handle their own affairs, the time limit does not apply.
Similarly, if the birth injury claim is on behalf of an adult incapable of handling their own affairs, the limitation does not count.
If any of the above has happened to you, our birth injury lawyers are here to help and guide you through the process. We’ve helped many people to claim compensation after avoidable birth injuries so we know exactly how to approach your case to get the best possible result.
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