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Clinical Negligence Australia

CLINICAL NEGLIGENCE SOLICITORS

Medical complications during labour and delivery can cause a wide variety of problems for a newborn baby and can also cause gynaecological injuries to the mother which are often serious enough to justify investigation by clinical negligence solicitors. Anecdotal evidence from birth injury lawyers indicates that actionable compensation claims are most often caused by induced or operative delivery, rather than a spontaneous delivery. The main causes of injury are oxygen deprivation and mechanical trauma, which can occur when the baby assumes an unusual position at the time of birth or when the baby is too large to pass through the birth canal easily. These injuries can also be related to pre-existing maternal health problems and foetal health problems. It is estimated that several babies out of every thousand become injured during the birth process.

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Birth Injuries

Numerous injuries are caused as a result of medical negligence by doctors or hospitals during delivery. Some complications including neonatal injuries can occur shortly after birth and failure to diagnose obstetric cholestasis can result in stillbirth. Damage during delivery can occur if excessive force is applied or there is a delay in performing a necessary caesarean section, or if the delivery team fails to properly anticipate the size of a baby. Any of these failures may lead to legal action being taken by clinical negligence solicitors if the child has suffered injury. The most common injuries are;

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Common Problems

A healthcare professional may be judged to be incompetant, resulting in legal action being taken by clinical negligence solicitors, if injury to a child has occurred as a result of failure to respond appropriately in any of the following circumstances, which are not exclusive:

  • maternal or foetal bleeding
  • maternal or foetal distress or lack of oxygen
  • trapped or compressed umbilical cord
  • need for caesarean section
  • excessive use of vacuum extractor
  • improper use of forceps
  • infections
  • anticipation of large baby and possible complications
  • maternal health complications

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Specialist Solicitors

If the injury was caused by the mistakes of a doctor or hospital during, before or after delivery, it is important that you protect the interests of the child and make certain that they are compensated for their injuries. That's where our birth injury lawyers come in to help your child receive the compensation they deserve. Our clinical negligence solicitors normally deal with claims using a no win no pay arrangement which means that if you don't win then you donít pay them their professional costs. If you would like free legal advice then just complete the contact form and an experienced lawyer will telephone to discuss your claim.

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