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Birth Injuries And Its Aftermath

By David Halbert

You may come across a lot of people who enjoy various standards of care from the NHS and benefit from private healthcare services as well; however, there are unfortunate times when things might go wrong. We are all aware of the significance of the medical profession and its commitment to the duty of care that should be provided to all patients; but, if these medical procedures are not executed in their due manner, for instance misdiagnosed conditions, then these professionals are susceptible to certain allegations as well.

So, a birth injury can happen before, during, or immediately after the birth of a baby. Birth injuries can either occur due to the lack of oxygen to the foetus; such as in the case of cerebral palsy or it may be a result of a delayed C-section procedure. Many birth injury cases arise either due to the inefficiency of the doctors, or due to the complications developed during pregnancy or delivery. It may also occur, if a woman takes a wrong prescription drug during pregnancy, hence causing harm to the baby.

This is highly applicable in the cases of birth injuries. There are many parents whose kids might have been injured at birth due to clinical negligence yet they never went ahead to fight a legal case, because not only would it require them to be emotionally strong but the fear of manipulation of their finances has stopped them from taking this step.

A doctor might fail to anticipate the complications of a birth procedure and in case of any injury caused to a child, he/she is responsible for it. Birth injuries may also lead to the death of a child. In some cases, the injury gets better and in some cases it gets worse. Birth injuries can affect the learning abilities of a child and can also lead to emotional difficulties and retardation.

A birth injury reveals the extent of negligence on the part of the healthcare provider. Thus, it requires testimony from a number of medical experts and their specialist knowledge for the procedure of filing the claim. The parents of the child should be aware that if an injury or death has been caused to the baby by the negligence of the doctor, then they are entitled to file a claim for clinical negligence compensation.

You should be aware of the kinds of medical negligence that may cause birth injuries. The first and the foremost reason is improper diagnosis. If a doctor fails to diagnose a complication during the pregnancy, he/she will be held responsible for the consequences. Doctors should always ask for your medical history; otherwise, it is considered to be negligence on their part.

Birth injury cases are quite complex; it is quite difficult for the new parents to deal with a newborn. The injury therefore makes a lifelong impression and should not be overlooked. One should expose the insufficient level of care that the healthcare provider has showed and this requires testimony from other medical experts and specialists.

Hence, on a conclusive note, it is important to hire a solicitor or a specialist claim company that inculcates enough experience to fight against any birth injury of your child, partner or relative. This would somehow on a conscious level, diminish your stress and would serve you and your child with a good standing in life as well as in terms of clinical negligence claims compensation.

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Halbert, David "Birth Injuries And Its Aftermath." Birth Injuries And Its Aftermath. 27 Jun. 2010. 17 Jul 2014 <>.

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Halbert, D (2010, June 27). Birth Injuries And Its Aftermath. Retrieved July 17, 2014, from

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