What are birth injury claims*?
Having a healthy baby at the end of a pregnancy is what every party involved in the pregnancy wants. Unfortunately, this does not always happen.
Birth injuries can occur to the baby or the mother and if you have experienced it, you should talk to a solicitor and have a confidential conversation about your situation.
One of the first steps is to figure out whether we’re dealing with an injury or a defect.
We need to figure out whether the injury to the baby was resulting from a birth defect, which can happen during the pregnancy cycle or whether it was as a result of medical negligence* by a third party.
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Injuries and accidents can occur to both the mother and the infant during childbirth. Here is a short list of some injury types that can occur:
Injuries to the baby
i) Brain Damage
ii) Cerebral Palsy
iii) Spinal Cord Injuries
iv) Bone Fractures
Injuries to the mother
i) Nerve Damage
ii) Pregnancy malpractice
iii) Pelvic Injuries
iv) Abnormal bleeding
All of these incidents can occur in a large variety of ways such as a misreading of an ultrasound to a misdiagnosis during pregnancy or a failure to respond accurately to an emergency situation.
If you feel you would like to have a confidential chat about your situation then please fill out the contact form on the right of the screen or give us a call on the numbers below.
What are your next steps?
Knowing the details around medical negligence, if you feel like you have been the subject of malpractice, you should chat to Catherine McGuigan, or a member of McGuigan Solicitors. To get in touch please either fill out the contact form below or call (0)49 952 9986 (Cavan office) and (0)1 441 1457 (Dublin office).
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What is Medical Negligence?
McGuigan Solicitors are experienced medical negligence* solicitors with offices in Cavan and Dublin, Ireland. Medical negligence * (also known as clinical negligence) is a term used to describe a situation where a patient sustains personal injury * as a result of an error made by a medical practitioner/professional.
In most cases, medical professionals are dedicated, diligent and practice in a safe manner. This ensures that the medical treatment you are receiving is to the highest of standards.
Disclaimer: *In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees
or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award of settlement.