Even when things go well birth can be a traumatic experience for all concerned. When something goes wrong parents need to know whether it was genuinely unavoidable or the result of medical negligence.
Our dedicated team of expert clinical negligence lawyers will help you find out. The hospital will sometimes admit that the delivery was mishandled but say that it made no difference to the baby’s condition. We understand that if a baby is injured this can have a devastating effect not only on them but also their parents and other family members.
As the victims of birth injuries have to put up with the consequences for many years these claims often result in multi-million pound awards and settlements. Depending on the severity of the injuries the baby may be left requiring a series of operations, additional care from their parents and with significant limitations on the types of jobs they can do and the range of sports/leisure activities they can join in. We are experts at assembling the evidence in support of these claims with a view to getting our clients the life changing compensation they deserve for the life changing injuries they have suffered.
Other birth injury cases which we have handled successfully include:
approximately £5 million recovered for a 7 year old girl in respect of a delay in delivery
approximately £5 million recovered for a 37 year old man whose parents had originally been advised by others that he had no claim
£237,500 damages for a child left with Erb’s Palsy
For urgent advice from a specialist serious injury solicitor about your clinical negligence claim contact us now by calling, emailing or filling in our free initial advice form.
Gerard qualified with a large regional firm in 1991. Since 1995 he has specialised exclusively on claimant personal injury work. More recently he has focused on complex higher value clinical negligence and personal injury claims.
His greatest success has been winning the high profile case of Delaney-v-The Secretary of State for Transport where after almost 9 years of litigation involving two Court of Appeal hearings and an application to the Supreme Court he was finally able to establish that the Motor Insurers’ Bureau Agreement was incompatible with EEC law. As a direct result of the decision in this case the agreement has had to be amended to the benefit of many future victims of uninsured drivers.
Gerard is a member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel and he appears in the latest Legal 500 rankings in the fields of personal injury and clinical negligence.
Gerard’s other professional qualifications include a Diplome D’Etudes Juridiques Francaises from Strasbourg University.