Mistakes during child birth

If a Mother or baby is injured during childbirth birth due to due error or poor care by hands of a hospital, parents may be eligible to make a birth injury claim. Some examples of birth injuries to Mothers are,

  • Perineal tears – third and fourth degree
  • Wrongly performed Episiotomies
  • Mistakes in suturing tears or Episiotomies
  • Fissures
  • Injuries to organs from Caesarean sections or failing to recognise damage at the time
  • Retained swabs
  • Anesthetic errors
  • Errors in managing Pre-eclampsia.

Examples of Birth injuries to Babies;

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Brain injuries
  • Fractures to the skull, legs, arm, shoulder and collarbone
  • Cuts and scars
  • Hip dysplasia.

If you or your baby has suffered as a result of either poor care during pregnancy or errors made during the birth, then Houlihan Solicitors is here to help. Taking a Medical Negligence damages action with the right team behind you can help with all the stress and worry and make life a lot easier for your family.


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