Can I make a birth negligence claim?
In order to make a birth negligence claim you must have suffered an injury (or demonstrable loss) as a result of sub-standard medical treatment being provided during your pregnancy or labour. Sub-standard medical treatment is treatment that falls below the “reasonable standard” of the medical practitioner. In the worst case, this could result in the death of either mother or baby, or indeed both.
Time periods relevant to a birth claims
In law, there are set timeframes (which are called “limitation periods”) in which a claim can be brought.
For a mother this period runs from 3 years from the date of the injury suffered, or 3 years from the date you ought to have known of the failings which have caused you to suffer injury.
For babies and children the limitation period is longer. Limitation does not start to run until the child reaches the age of 18.
How we can help you make a claim
If you feel that you may have a birth negligence claim, please contact our specialist clinical negligence team. We have a great deal of experience in bringing claims on behalf of both mothers and children nationwide. Please ring our helpline on 0333 888 0408 to obtain an initial free assessment. Alternatively, simply send brief details to us at email@example.com