Childbirth Negligence Solicitors Dublin

Defective birth claims are particularly heart-breaking. A traumatic, life-changing event like this can be challenging to come to terms with.

Part of that process may mean coming to terms with the possibility that your child’s birth was mismanaged.

Childbirth presents particular challenges and risks and it’s critically important that your doctor approaches these risks in an appropriate manner. Broadly speaking, this will involve making adequate and timely assessments of the mother’s and baby’s condition, making as accurate a diagnosis as possible in the circumstances and taking the appropriate steps in planning and managing the birth.

What are the most common causes and types of birth injuries?

There are different scenarios which can lead to a birth injury such as:

Birth injuries to the mother

  • 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
  • Anaesthetic errors
  • Errors in managing pre-eclampsia

Birth injuries to the child

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

If you believe you or your child have been injured due to medical negligence, contact us to establish your full legal position.

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