Compensation for failure to detect serious abnormalities of the unborn baby

The birth of a child can often be one of the most exciting times in a person’s life and having a happy and healthy baby is one of the main considerations of any parent. Throughout the pregnancy process, it’s important that a doctor performs regular check-ups to look at the development of a child and ensure that they are developing in a safe and healthy manner as unfortunately this is not always the case.

If your doctor has failed to identify a serious abnormality with your baby during pregnancy then it could have left you unable to treat the baby, or cause a potential risk to the life of the mother – in this situation you may consider a claim for compensation.

WHO COULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS FAILURE?

Any failure to detect a problem with an unborn baby usually comes down to your doctor or anyone who is responsible for monitoring the development and growth of your child. If your healthcare professional fails to identify any potential problems throughout the development stage then this can lead to potential health issues and risk in later life – accordingly you may consider making a compensation claim.

IF THIS NEGLIGENCE OCCURS, WHAT MEDICAL PROBLEMS COULD HAPPEN?

There are many medical problems that can happen to both the baby and the mother if this level of negligence occurs and some common examples of this include:

  • The development of mental illness in a child
  • Injuries to the mother before and during childbirth
  • The worsening of existing injuries
  • Potential death to mother or child.

HOW DO I START MY COMPENSATION CLAIM?

If you are considering a compensation claim then in many cases you may not know where to start and that’s where Medical Compensation 4U can come in – offering you a wealth of knowledge and expertise throughout your compensation claim. Our team are industry experts and can help to ensure that you receive every penny of compensation that you are entitled to, without the hefty fees and bills that you would often associate with other personal injury experts.