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A birth injury is a term that describes damages that occur around the time of birth, usually during labour or delivery. There are different types of birth injuries and they vary in severity. Sadly, they can sometimes have life-changing consequences for the newborn, even leading to a lifelong disability.
Some birth injuries may be discovered early while others only manifest years later. Even so, you may still be entitled to a birth injury negligence claim for compensation.
Being pregnant and having a baby should be one of the most exciting and amazing times of your life. The right care should be provided to the mother and unborn child. This includes regular check ups, appropriate antenatal screening, and the right professionals overseeing the delivery.
If you or your baby has been injured as a result of poor care given during your pregnancy or a medical mistake made during delivery, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible as you may have been the victim of birth injury negligence.
Examples of birth injury claims include: