Other Birth Injuries (including Erb's Palsy)

Medical negligence solicitors by your side during life's most difficult times

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. Here at Hart Brown our team of experienced medical negligence solicitors are able to help you find the answers.

Our dedicated team of expert clinical negligence lawyers will help guide you through the legal process. 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 on their parents and other family members.

As the victims of birth injuries will often suffer the consequences for many years, these claims can result in multi-million-pound awards and settlements. Depending on the severity of the injuries, a baby may be left requiring a series of operations, additional care from their parents and significant limitations on the things they can enjoy in later life. Our medical negligence solicitors are experts at assembling the evidence in support of these claims with a view to getting our clients the life-changing compensation their child deserves to reflect the life-changing injuries they have suffered.

Examples of birth injury cases that 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

Why choose Hart Brown?

Our team of medical negligence solicitors are ranked within the Legal 500 for their outstanding leading skills and expertise. When you choose to enlist the help of our clinical negligence solicitors you can have peace of mind knowing that you are working with a team of highly knowledgeable specialists. 

For urgent advice from a specialist serious injury solicitor about a clinical negligence claim, contact us now by calling 01483 887766, email info@hartbrown.co.uk or start a live chat today.

Who to contact

Gerard Sanders

Partner, Head of Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

Partner, Head of Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

Gerard Sanders

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, achieving seven figure settlements in personal injury cases involving amputation, multiple orthopaedic injuries and head injuries.

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.

What do people say about Gerard?

“I have the highest regard for you and your company.” – Dr Philip Steadman , Consultant Psychiatrist.

“He is a pleasure to work with and always gains the absolute best outcome for those who instruct him. He is highly responsive and he has an eye for detail with a sensible overview of the global issues.” – Colin McDevitt, Barrister, 3 Paper Buildings.

“I think that is an excellent outcome!. You have phenomenal negotiation skills. I work with insurers every day and to say the very least they are a challenge!” – client.

“It has been an unbelievably difficult time over the past few years. The decision to have my leg amputated was not particularly easy, nor was the rehabilitation. To do all of that whilst worrying about my case would have quite simply been overwhelming. Having you there meant that I had none of that worry. I have always known as I was in incredibly good hands and that I had nothing to be concerned about… You have made a unfathomably difficult situation immeasurably easier, and I will be forever grateful to you.” – client.

Mark Wisby

Associate, Clinical Negligence

Associate, Clinical Negligence

Mark Wisby

Mark is an Associate Solicitor specialising in clinical negligence and serious injury claims.

Mark’s role is to investigate allegations of negligence including at inquests to try and get his clients any additional help they may need and to recover for them the compensation they deserve. He guides his clients carefully through the litigation and alternative dispute resolution process always setting out clearly what the options are and which is the best one.

He has over 30 years’ experience of working for both claimants and defendants including working on secondment for a number of insurers dealing with employers’ liability, public liability, product liability and road traffic accident claims. He has over that time recovered substantial damages for his many clients including over £3 million for one of them.

Mark is a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives and qualified at the Inns of Court Temple as a solicitor in 2004.

Mark really listens to what his clients want to achieve and will always tries to ‘go the extra mile’ to secure a successful outcome.

What do Mark's clients say?

"...thank you so very much for handling my case and getting me an unexpected outcome even with its complexity! The settlement has afforded me to cut my hours and afford to take early retirement..."

"A huge thank you for all of your guidance and support. Throughout you have been patient, explaining everything, never offering false hope, always approachable. We can now move forward..."

"I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you for all the hard work you have done for me... I really appreciate it and wasn't expecting anywhere near the final figure, all due thanks to you!"

"Thank you for all your efforts in sorting out my personal injury claim... I also thank you for your clear and concise explanation of legal speak which is hard to understand. All of my meetings with you were productive and interesting and you kept me well informed throughout."

Morag Lewis

Paralegal, Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

Paralegal, Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

Morag Lewis

Morag joined Hart Brown in December 2018 as Paralegal in the Dispute Resolution Department. Morag assists the Partners and Solicitors with their varied caseloads and she has acquired considerable experience in advising and assisting clients across a wide range of disputes, both in the High Court and County Court.

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