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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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