Any person that is preparing for the birth of a child will know that it is a complex and complicated time of different medical appointments and procedures. While the vast majority of cases of miscarriage or stillborn children will be out of any person’s control, there are very occasionally, and tragically, cases where the negligent actions of a medical professional lead to harm, or even the death of, your unborn child.
Should you believe that the actions of a medical professional, whether a doctor, nurse or midwife, led to the harm of your unborn child, you should consider the options with regards to birth injury claims. These types of claims are obviously very complicated and upsetting for all of the people involved in the claim, both those who have suffered from the potential negligence and those who are being accused.
In terms of the compensation being claimed, this is not about taking revenge, it is about a right recognition of the damage that has been caused and the funding required to pay for ongoing medical treatment, modifications to the home, travel to medical appointments, as well as treatment and support for the emotional distress to parents. When calculating the level of compensation for birth injury claims, all of these factors are taken into account.
Here in the UK, there are a variety of different options to take into account when it comes to choosing your negligence solicitor in order to represent your claim. Of course, it is not always about choosing the closest option or the cheapest option, it is about finding the right fit for your legal needs. In fact, given how many negligence solicitors in the UK provide their services on a No Win No Fee basis, it is quite probable that you will not have to pay anything for your claim, so cost should not even be a factor.
You should choose a legal expert with a great pedigree and many positive testimonials as to the quality of their legal care and the results that came from it. Obviously it is an incredibly difficult time for those who have suffered the loss of a child or injury to the child, but finding the right legal support can be a big part of the process of being able to deal with what you have suffered.
You should definitely make sure that you ask people you know who have been through negligence claims, as they will have great experience of how the solicitors have performed and whether they have been clear in their communication with you and how professional and expert their legal guidance has been. You should make sure you ask all of the key questions of friends who have experienced this, then again to the legal expert you have consulted with.