Clinical Negligence – Baby & Infant Medical Negligence Claims
Baby & infant medical negligence claims usually have the benefit of funding through legal aid with parents having to pay nothing. Such claims are often high value cases such as cerebral palsy claims or erb’s palsy claims.
Usually baby and infant medical negligence claims involve obtaining expert evidence from medical experts such as obstetricians, paediatricians, neurologists and midwifes.
Our team are experienced in bringing baby and infant negligence claims, particularly in the following areas:
Erb’s Palsy and Brachial Plexus Paralysis
Development Dysplasia of Hip (DDH)
The claim is brought by the child’s litigation friend, who is usually one of the child’s parents. Any settlement must be approved by a judge to ensure that the child receives the correct level of compensation. Damages are usually paid into court and invested by the court until the child reaches 18 and can apply for the money.
Committed to Working for You
Our clinical negligence team pride themselves on their personal approach to their work and can offer support and guidance whilst delivering the right result for you.
David Dickie is a member of the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel and has decades of experience in dealing with baby and infant medical negligence claims. His highest settlement was £1.65 million for a birth injury claim involving cerebral palsy.
Case Study : Re: C (A Minor)
An infant had an infected area on his abdomen which needed incision & drainage in hospital. The infant had not been properly anaesthetised and began to cry in pain but the procedure in the A & E was not abandoned quickly enough. A settlement of £1,500 was approved by a District Judge at an infant settlement hearing.