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Duncan Lewis Clinical Negligence Solicitors – No win no fee Birth Injury Claims


“My partner suffered terrible perineal tearing while giving birth.”


Childbirth injuries and injury to a mother while giving birth can be some of the most traumatic for claimants – and having to think about making a compensation claim at what should be the happiest moments of your life is not something parents anticipate.


However, even minor birth injuries to mother or baby can result in physical and emotional trauma – and more serious birth injuries can be life changing for families.


Some birth injuries to babies may not be immediately apparent following delivery – and it is only when a child does not reach an anticipated developmental stage that birth injuries such as cerebral palsy may be diagnosed.


Care during pregnancy can also play a vital role in health of mother and baby – careful monitoring by medical staff at antenatal appointments and offering mums-to-be the right care and necessary medical tests and health checks can help ensure a happy new mum delivers a healthy baby.


However, if there is a problem, Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors can advise families on how to make no win no fee claims for a range of birth injuries, including:


Birth injuries to baby


  • Anaemia
  • Blindness
  • Brain haemorrhage
  • Brain injury/TBI
  • Bruising
  • Caesarean birth injuries
  • Cephalohaematoma head injury
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Forceps injuries
  • Fractures
  • Infection
  • Jaundice
  • Nerve damage
  • Oxygen deprivation in the womb/during delivery
  • Perinatal asphyxia
  • Pre-term birth injuries
  • Prescribed medicine birth defects
  • Soft tissue injury/swelling
  • Stillbirth
  • Umbilical cord injuries (blood clot, pressure on cord during delivery)
  • Vacuum assisted birth injuries (“cookie cutter” head injury).
Birth injuries to mother
  • Caesarean scarring
  • Caesarean wound infection
  • Catheter injury from epidural
  • Delayed delivery injuries
  • Episiotomy birth injury (pain, bleeding, infection)
  • Heart attack/stroke
  • Hospital-acquired infection
  • Nerve damage
  • Pain (on passing urine, evacuating bowels, during sexual intercourse)
  • Perineal tears and vaginal tears
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Retained surgical instruments after Caesarean
  • Urinary and/or faecal incontinence or urgency.



Birth injuries to a mother can affect her ability to care for her baby – as well as making the first important weeks of motherhood and shared parenthood a more challenging experience.


Even minor injuries can make a new mum feel anxious, especially if perineal tears have occurred during birth


Perineal tears are graded 1 to 4 – and even a grade one perineal tear or perineal laceration can take up to four weeks to heal, even if just a few stitches are needed.


An episiotomy – an incision between the vagina and perineum – was once thought to improve healing after birth. But an episiotomy intended to help a new mum deliver a baby may increase the risk of tearing during subsequent vaginal delivery, as well as increasing the risk of bleeding.


Making a Birth Injuries Claim


Medical negligence claims usually have to be made within three years of the injury occurring – but children can make a birth injury claim up to the age of 21.


Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors can advise parents or guardians on how to make a no win no fee medical negligence claim on behalf of a child who has suffered birth injuries by acting as the child’s Litigation Friend.


Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors offer sympathetic and expert advice on making no win no fee Birth Injury Claims, whether the claim involves a baby who has suffered a birth injury – or a new mum who has experienced perineal tearing or other injuries while giving birth.


Duncan Lewis Clinical Negligence Solicitors – No win no fee Birth Injury Claims


Duncan Lewis is one of the UK’s leading no win no fee law firms with a successful track record in winning maximum compensation for birth injury claimants.


Because of the limitation period for making no win no fee Birth Injury Claims, Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors recommend that claimants get in touch as soon as possible to discuss making a claim.


For expert legal advice on making no win no fee Birth Injury Claims, call Duncan Lewis clinical negligence solicitors on 020 7923 4020.

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