Giving birth can be an emotional experience. The rush to the hospital, the contractions, the breathing – it can be exciting and worrying at the same time. During the birth the medical professionals assisting you should remain calm, collected at all times and be sensitive to the mother’s needs.
Childbirth in the UK is now safer than ever before. Advances in medical science mean that most problems are now foreseeable long before they have an impact on the safety of a mother or her baby. Unfortunately, when something does go wrong it can be devastating and result in lifelong issues for you and your baby.
Common Birth Injuries
- Cerebral Palsy
- Brain injuries due to lack of oxygen
- Cutting and bruising from forceps
- Fractures and broken bones
- Hip dysplasia
- Perineal tears
- Incorrectly performed Episiotomies
- Mistakes in suturing or Episiotomies
- Injuries resulting from a Caesarean section or failing to recognise damage at the time
- Retained swabs
- Anaesthetic errors
- Errors managing pre-eclampsia
Making A Claim
At Coles Miller we understand this is an extremely traumatic time of your life. We treat all our clients sympathetically and sensitively, making sure that all your questions are answered so you can focus on recovery.
All our birth injury claims are handled by the head of our Medical Negligence Department, David Simpson.
Meet The Team
Partner, Head of Personal Injury Department
Partner, Head of Medical Negligence
Serious Injury & Medical Negligence Executive
*Currently on Maternity Leave* Serious Injury Paralegal