Birth Injury & Cerebral Palsy Claims

Having a baby is one of life’s major landmarks and a moment to treasure for family and friends. The thought of childbirth problems and the health of the baby can worry many mothers-to-be but fortunately serious complications are rare. When problems do occur, however, they can be devastating and lead to a birth injury claim.

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Causes Of Birth Injuries & Cerebral Palsy

Health professionals are only human. However, errors do creep in to hospitals that are under pressure and under resourced or where staff are not sufficiently trained or qualified to handle a particular situation.

In such circumstances, you are entitled to pursue birth injury compensation. These claims can be complex matters and we would strongly recommend that you seek specialist expertise if you are in need of legal advice.

It’s also important to note that 10% of all cerebral palsy cases are a direct consequence of an injury during or immediately after birth.

You will have grounds for a cerebral palsy claim if it can be shown that negligence by the medical team during or after the birth caused or contributed towards the condition. Examples of negligence include;


  • Delays to performing emergency Caesarean section
  • Errors in managing Caesarean sections.
  • Failure to perform CTGs (to monitor baby’s heartbeat)
  • Delays in performing instrument deliveries (using forceps)
  • Errors in using forceps or Ventouse

How Can We Help?

Tilly, Bailey & Irvine Law Firm is one of the UK’s leading specialists in birth injury claims and cerebral palsy cases. We are a member of the Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA) and are qualified to give specialist legal advice in medical negligence cases.

Our clients number many thousands and have come to us due to our reputation for success and our sensitive attitude towards such sensitive case. We care about you and want to help you seek the justice you deserve.

We have secured significant settlements for mistakes in labour or delivery that have resulted in;

Mothers – Childbirth Injuries

  • Anaesthetic errors
  • Retained swabs
  • Perineal tears (third and fourth degree);
  • Poorly performed episiotomies
  • Errors in suturing tears
  • Fissures
  • Caesarean related injuries
  • Poor management of pre-eclampsia.

Babies – Childbirth Injuries

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Brain injuries
  • Fractured skull
  • Breaks to arms, legs, shoulder & collar bone
  • Scarring

Making A Claim

We do not underestimate the distress, anxiety and frustration these childbirth injuries can bring upon a family.  We have been instructed on hundreds of such cases and many involving children who were left with severe disability. Our team of expert solicitors employ the most effective and efficient methods when managing these complex claims all with the key objective of securing the best result for the client.

Typically these cases can be long and involved however we often obtain early part-payments of damages (interim payments) to help families provide the most appropriate care or treatment, adapt their homes and deliver suitable equipment.

To find out more and to see if you have a case for a birth injury or cerebral palsy claim, please contact us on 0333 444 4422 or fill in our contact form or complete the Get in Touch form to the right.

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