What are Birth Injuries?

What can you do if your Child has suffered a Birth Injury?


What can you do if your Child has suffered a Birth Injury? Injuries to an infant during the birth process are categorized as birth trauma or birth injury. Unacceptable obstetric treatment during a birth or poor diagnosis of a baby’s medical condition often lead to catastrophic injuries. While these injuries can be as a consequence of several causes, many are due to preventable errors  and/or medical negligence on the part of obstetric doctors or midwives. We have represented many clients who have suffered due to medical malpractice. Our birth injury medical negligence experience covers a range of cases. These include:

Problems not detected during pregnancy.
Failure to detect serious abnormalities pre birth.
Negligently handled births.
Errors during ante-natal care.
Injury or death due to medical instruments, anesthetics or inadequate suturing.

What can you do if your Child has suffered a Birth Injury?
Frequent birth injuries include fractured bones, brain injury and nerve damage. If there are medical complications during labour and delivery this can lead to a wide variety of problems. Induced or operative delivery are more likely to cause birth injuries than a natural birth. If you feel your child has suffered a birth injury due to medical negligence please phone us at 01 8744 422 and a client care executive will be in contact with you. All our client care executives are non-lawyers with a considerable track record of helping people through the many difficult issues that arise during the process of a medical negligence claim. They will also organise an appointment with an experienced medical negligence solicitor.

Useful Links. 

How to File a Complaint to the HSE.
Enable Ireland.

World Cerebral Palsy Day.

Royal College of Physicians Ireland.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.

World Health Organisation.

The Cochrane Collaboration.
They work together to help healthcare practitioners, policy-makers, patients, their advocates and carers, make well-informed decisions about health care, by preparing, updating, and promoting the accessibility of Cochrane Reviews.

An Bord Altranais, Nursing Board.
Health Service Executive.

Medical Council.

The Lancet.

Miscarraige Association of Ireland.
Feileacain (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland, SANDAI).
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists U.K.
Midwives Information and Resource Service U.K.

Department of Health and Children.