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Birth Injury Claims

Birth Injury Case Studies

We know that having the right solicitor to assist you during this difficult time is key and you want to know you have an expert handling your case.

Selected below are just a handful of the people we have helped claim compensation following a birth injury:

£12 million+ settlement approved for home birth disaster

Simpson Millar's Peter Stefanovic has secured a clinical negligence claim against University College London Hospitals for an infant whose home birth went disastrously wrong.

Negligence in midwifery shortly before and after 'QR' was born led to the baby being delivered in poor condition and suffering from brain damage. Read more>>

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Birth negligence leads to £120,000 compensation claim

Simpson Millar successfully pursued a claim for damages for the wrongful birth of a disabled child in a twin pregnancy.

The hospital trust in question failed to detect a significant congenital cardiac defect in one of the twins; mainly a transposition of the great vessels. Since this is an exceptionally severe heart defect for which an accurate diagnosis should be expected at consultant level, the oversight meant that care fell below the expected reasonable standard. Read more>>

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Child receives compensation for Erb's Palsy Birth Injury

We recently helped our client claim compensation through his litigation friend following a birth injury that he sustained at a UK hospital.

The child, an 11 year old boy, received £575,000 (less an interim payment) lump sum compensation payment for a right brachial plexus injury which he suffered during the course of his birth in February 1999. Read more>>

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Failure to diagnose 3rd degree perineal tear leads to £25,000 settlement

Following the birth of her baby, a midwife failed to carry out a full examination of our client and failed to identify a 3rd degree perineal tear.

The midwife recorded that our client had suffered a first degree tear. As a result of this mistake our client was not referred to the Obstetrician for suturing and was discharged home. Read more>>

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Vaginal swab left behind following birth delivery

Simpson Millar LLP has recovered £3,000 damages on behalf of a woman after a gauze swab was left behind following the birth of her baby.

A consultant obstetrician carried out a forceps delivery as a result of fetal distress. As a result our client suffered 2 vaginal tears, which were repaired although it was necessary to insert a vaginal pack to help stop the bleeding. Read more>>

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