Birth Injuries Ireland
Birth Injuries are one of the most traumatic and stressful times for any mother (and father), and it can be extremely difficult for a new mother to speak out about injuries they or their baby has sustained during childbirth. ROSALegal are female solicitors who have extensive experience in managing medical negligence claims for woman on behalf of their children to help them vindicate their right to compensation if a birth injury was the result of poorly managed labour or medical negligence.
If you feel that you have a case for compensation due to birth injury, or would like to simply discuss the situation with another woman, you can contact ROSALegal to see what your options are, with no commitment to proceed further.
ROSALegal female solicitors can speak with you in confidence and advise you on what steps can be taken legally to make a claim for medical negligence compensation.
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When can I bring a claim for a Birth Injury in Ireland?
Section 3(d) of the Personal Injuries Board Assessment Act 2003 excludes from its remit claims“arising out of the provision of any health service to a person, carrying out a medical or surgical procedure relating to a person or to the provision of any medical advice or treatment to a person”. Therefore, birth injury claims are excluded from the requirement to apply to the Injuries Board for assessment of the claim.
It is possible for a birth injury compensation claim to be brought by parents on behalf of their child at any stage while their child is under the age of eighteen. Once a child reaches the age of majority, the child has two years from his or her eighteenth birthday to bring their own claim…. However , we recommend that you proceed to take action to investigate matters as soon possible if you believe that your child’s birth injury may stem from substandard care received by a hospital or specific medical staff and contact an experienced solicitor who can assist you.
Cerebral Palsy Birth Injury
Cerebral palsy birth injury can be a traumatic experience for any parent and the process for making a claim can be emotionally distressing for the parents. Speaking with another woman who can empathise with how you feel during this difficult time may make the process of making a compensation claim that bit easier.
Our experienced medical negligence female solicitors can meet with you and go through the steps that would need to be taken to commence a compensation claim for cerebral palsy as a result of injuries at birth to your baby – both physical and psychological – and take into account the high level care that your child may need for the rest of their lives.
Erb’s Palsy (or Erb–Duchenne palsy) is a form of brachial plexus palsy. One or two in every 1,000 babies present with this condition. It is often caused when an infant’s neck is stretched to the side during a difficult delivery. Recovery of movement and feeling in the affected arm occurs in most cases, often with daily physio and exercises. However, parents will play an active role in helping their child recover maximum function in the affected arm.
If you feel that your baby has been injured during childbirth, you can speak to one of our female medical negligence solicitors to discuss your case, to see if you may have a claim for medical negligence.
Symphysiotomy Injuries Ireland
Many women underwent a surgical procedure called a Symphysiotomy in Ireland between the mid-1940s and the mid-1980s, without their consent or knowledge. A Symphysiotomy involved cutting the cartilage joining the two parts of the pelvis. It had largely been abandoned in the 20th century owing to its perceived dangers.
If you have been the victim of a symphysiotomy in Ireland which has resulted in pain and suffering, please contact our female solicitors who can discuss your case and advise you on what steps can be taken to vindicate your rights.
Statute of Limitations in Ireland for Birth Injury Claims
It is possible for a birth injury compensation claim to be brought by parents on behalf of their child at any stage while their child is under the age of eighteen. Once a child reaches the age of majority, the child has two years from his or her eighteenth birthday to bring their own claim…. However , we recommend that you proceed to take action to investigate matters as soon possible if you believe that your child’s birth injury may stem from substandard care received by a hospital or specific medical staff and contact an experienced solicitor who can assist you