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Birth Injuries

Having a baby should be one of the most exciting times in your life. Fortunately, most births proceed without complications. However, when complications do occur it can be a confusing and devastating experience for all those involved.

Alsters Kelley’s birth injury lawyers are specialists in advising victims of medical accidents. We have vast experience in dealing with all aspects of birth injury to both the mother and the baby. The types of injury involved are:

Baby injuries:

  • Cerebral Palsy. This can be caused where the baby has been starved of oxygen at or around the time of birth. Please click here for further information.
  • Brain Damage. This can often cause cerebral palsy.
  • Erb's Palsy also called brachial plexus injury. This can occur when the baby gets stuck in the birth canal. Please click here for further information.
  • Facial palsy. These can occur through the use of forceps or during an episiotomy.
  • Fractures to the arm, collarbone or shoulder caused during delivery.
  • Congenitally dislocated hips also know as hip dysplasia. Your baby should be tested for hip problems soon after birth. If this does not happen sometimes the hips can become dislocated requiring surgery in the future.

Mother injuries:

  • Vaginal injuries. These can be caused by tears or cutting. Sometimes the tear needs suturing. There can be a delay in identifying the severity of the tear.
  • Pre and post delivery infections. These can result in early labour and problems post delivery if not properly treated.
  • Failing to treat pre-eclampsia.
  • Ante partum (before birth) and post partum (after birth) haemorrhage.

At Alsters Kelley we understand what a difficult time this is for you. We can help guide you through the legal process finding the much needed answers to why things have gone wrong.

If you have concerns about the treatment you or your baby has received, please contact a member of the team and we will be able to advise you

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Kiran Jalota
Head of Medical Negligence and Personal Injury

Kiran's role is to recover necessary compensation for victims of negligence who have suffered physical and/or psychological injury & other consequential loss. Read more

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Alsters Kelley Solicitors Ltd acquire
Bonell & Co Solicitors in Stratford-upon-Avon

We are pleased to announce that on Friday 22nd January Alsters Kelley Solicitors Ltd acquired Stratford-upon-Avon based solicitors, Bonell & Co and they will now be known as Alsters Kelley Solicitors Ltd, incorporating Bonell & Co.

The Bonell & Co office in Chestnut Walk in Stratford-upon-Avon will remain open and their opening hours have been extended, with immediate effect to 9.00am – 5.30pm.

All existing staff, including partners Andrew Bonell & Alma Nicol will remain with the firm and become Alsters Kelley employees.

The acquisition of Bonell & Co provides Alsters Kelley with an excellent platform for growth, allowing us to further expand our presence and extend our range of services across the Coventry and Warwickshire region.

The acquisition marks the start of an exciting new chapter for both firms.