Claiming Compensation from Child Birth Complications
Posted on 28th February 2020
With the increase in available medical technology, training and learning, mistakes in the medical profession should be at an all-time low. However, MG Legal, your local medical negligence solicitor, is seeing an increasing number of instructions for medical negligence and in particular, complications with births.
With various scans, including ultrasound and x-rays, plus various types of testing available for medical practitioners to diagnose and deal with complications both before and during birth, it is disturbing how many avoidable complications still occur. Some of these complications can be significantly damaging to a baby, causing life-long damage in the such as cerebral palsy and other developmental issues as well as damage to the mother which, again, can be lifelong and can cause serious problems such as incontinence, prolapse and infertility or the inability to deliver any more children naturally.
More serious injuries to children are, of course, devastating to families and an otherwise healthy baby, starved of oxygen during birth, can suffer serious, lifetime disabilities which turn parents lives upside-down. Often one parent will have to give up work to become a full-time carer for the child, it may be necessary to move house or adapt the current one for special needs and often many additional medical conditions and complications arise in those with serious disabilities.
The cost of a lost “normal” life is often hundreds of thousands if not millions of pounds by the time future losses and costs are accounted for and so it is important to get the claim right from the outset. MG Legal, your local medical negligence solicitor, will take a professional but personal approach to each case and whilst there are certain legal protocols to comply with, care for our client is paramount. We understand receiving a diagnosis of such a life-changing nature is traumatic and it can be difficult to come to terms with the consequences whilst pursuing a claim.
MG Legal, your local medical negligence solicitor, will work with the correct medical professionals and if necessary, barristers, to ensure that your claim is fully documented, evidenced, presented and that all possible aspects are covered in full to ensure that any final settlement is comprehensive. It is usual in such cases for a lump sum award to be paid, followed by maintenance payments on an annual basis to cover ongoing costs and changing needs during the person’s life.
Many national solicitors advertise for this type of case on television and will make promises to “pass your claim to a specialist lawyer”. In truth, whilst it will indeed be a firm of solicitors dealing with the claim, we believe that these companies, often run remotely from an office at the other end of the country, lack the insight into the individual circumstances and this is why we believe it is important to provide an excellent service to our local clients, tailored to the needs of their individual case.
If you believe that any aspect of your medical care was not up to the proper standard, which the law states must be “to the standard of a responsible body of medical opinion” or in layperson’s terms “what would the majority of medical professionals done in the same circumstances”, then please get in touch with MG Legal, your local medical negligence solicitor, to discuss how we can help you. We will investigate your case free of charge and then, if we believe there is a case, we will look to pursue the claim under a Conditional Fee Agreement (no win, no fee agreement) to ensure that you have the legal representation your claim deserves.
We have offices in Lancaster, Garstang and Longridge and so if you wish to discuss a potential claim, please do contact us by phone, email, web-contact form or by dropping into the office and we will put you in touch with our medical negligence team straight away.
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