Birth Injury Solicitors Nationwide
We understand the devastating effects a birth injury can have on a family, primarily if the injury was caused by medical negligence. Our experienced birth injury solicitors can guide you through the entire legal process while you and your family recover.
What is a Birth Injury Claim?
During the birthing process, a baby or the mother may suffer a physical injury. This is called birth trauma or birth injury and may be due to the mismanagement of the delivery or the failure to cope with a medical emergency adequately.
While these injuries can be a consequence of several causes, many are due to preventable errors and/or medical negligence on the part of obstetric doctors or midwives.
Not all birth injuries in Ireland are apparent immediately after birth. Some will not manifest for months or years after your child has been born and can be caused by genetic or teratogenic factors (smoking while pregnant, excessive drinking, diabetes, etc).
Birth Injury Claim Types
Although cerebral palsy is the most prevalent birth injury claim, there are numerous other sorts of birth injuries, such as various degrees of brain damage, scarring, or damage suffered during assisted delivery (e.g., forceps).
Birth Injuries during Pregnancy
- Maternal diabetes or gestation diabetes
- Uterine rupture and placental abruption
- Wrongful birth cases
Birth Injuries during Labour
- Cerebral Palsy Claim
- Brachial Plexus & Erb’s Palsy Claim
- Congenital Hip Dysplasia Claim
- Obstetric/ Gynaecological Claim
- Vaginal Perineal Tears Claim
- Meconium Aspiration Syndrome Claim
How do I make a medical negligence claim?
Consult our medical negligence solicitor
It is advisable for you to speak to an experienced team of Medical Negligence Solicitors as soon as possible if you believe that you were not provided with an adequate or appropriate level of medical care, which resulted in you sustaining an injury or illness.
We obtain your medical records
After the consultation with your medical negligence solicitor, he/she will request access to your medical records and engage an independent medical expert to assess your records. The purpose of engaging an independent expert is to establish whether there was any negligence on the part of the medical professional.
The medical negligence litigation process
Where the independent medical expert is of the professional opinion that medical negligence did occur, upon your instructions, your solicitor will commence the process of issuing legal proceedings in Court against the medical professional and/or hospital.
Call us at 1800 844 104 (Free Phone) or email [email protected] to speak with a member of our Medical Negligence team.
Time Limits or Statute of Limitation
The legal time limit to make a medical negligence claim is two years from the date of injury or date of knowledge that the injury or illness resulted from medical negligence. For children/minors, the time limit expires two years after their 18th birthday.
You may contact a solicitor to discuss your case to advise of the Statute of Limitations applicable to your case.
Contact our Birth Injury Team
At Coleman Legal LLP, we pride ourselves on our 30 years of collective experience as birth injury solicitors in Ireland. Medical negligence claims are a significant part of our caseload, and our team possesses exceptional experience and a deep understanding of this area. When you consult with us, we provide comprehensive advice tailored to your case, ensuring you are guided through the legal process with the utmost sensitivity and support at every step.
We understand the emotional and physical toll birth injuries can have on individuals and their families. As such, our team is committed to providing both support and sensitivity throughout the entire legal journey. Suppose you believe that you have suffered due to medical negligence. In that case, whether it’s a result of inadequate treatment, misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, or any other related issues, we are here to assess your situation and determine if you have a case against another party.
Our birth injury solicitors at Coleman Legal LLP have a wealth of experience in handling a wide range of cases, including:
Negligently handled births
We have successfully represented clients who have suffered injuries or complications due to medical negligence during childbirth. Our team understands the intricacies of these cases and can effectively navigate the legal process to seek justice and compensation for you and your family.
Problems not detected during pregnancy
If you have experienced harm or adverse outcomes because medical professionals failed to identify potential issues during pregnancy, we can help. Our solicitors deeply understand the standard of care expected during prenatal examinations.
Failure to detect serious abnormalities pre-Birth
When medical professionals have missed or misinterpreted significant abnormalities during prenatal screenings, resulting in harm to you or your child, we can provide the necessary legal support. Our team will work diligently to establish negligence and seek appropriate compensation for the consequences you have endured.
Errors during Antenatal Care
We are here to assist you if you suffer harm or adverse effects due to errors or omissions in antenatal care.
Injury due to Medical Instruments and Anaesthetics or Inadequate Suturing
If you or your child has experienced an injury as a result of medical instruments, anesthesia administration, or inadequate suturing, our experienced birth injury solicitors are well-equipped to handle your claim. We understand the complexities involved in such cases and will fight tirelessly to secure the justice and compensation you are entitled to.
To speak with one of our dedicated solicitors, please call our toll-free number (1800)-844-104, or alternatively, you can fill out our online enquiry form. We are here to provide you with the guidance and legal representation you need during this challenging time.
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84 Talbot Street, Dublin 1
Free Phone: (1800)844104
Fax: (01) 5312727
Email: [email protected]
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