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Birth injury and trauma claims

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  • What is birth injury compensation?
  • What is the most common birth injury?
  • Can you sue NHS for traumatic birth?
  • What is considered traumatic birth?
  • Does NHS settle out of court?
  • What are the types of birth injury?
  • What is the average payout for medical negligence in the UK?

Case studies

February 9th, 2022 Settlement for tragic death of a baby

We settled a claim for a five-figure sum on behalf of our client, whose baby suffered a brain injury during birth.

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March 10th, 2015 Lack of oxygen during the birth

We represented the family of a baby who died after failings at Warwick Hospital; the family were awarded a five-figure payout and an apology.

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Recent articles

January 23rd, 2024 Pressure on maternity services show no sign of lessening

A common factor in all the maternity-related scandals I’ve commented on over the past 10 years or so is staffing. Now, a...

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April 14th, 2022 Ockenden Report reveals ongoing patient safety concerns

The final Ockenden Report into the failures of the maternity unit at Shrewsbury & Telford NHS Trust was published on 30 ...

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March 18th, 2022 Medical Negligence Statistics UK - Claims against the NHS explored

The NHS is a much-loved institution of the British public and for good reason. Since its formation in 1948, it has serve...

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