Child Birth injury

We work with the best experts to ensure that you and your baby’s current and future needs are met and ensure that the maximum compensation is achieved.


Sadly, the medical negligence team at Gregory Abrams Davidson, witness the devastating and life changing physical and psychological effects either a poorly managed pregnancy or child birth can have on a mother, baby and wider family.

Tragically, some mistakes made by health professionals in the course of pregnancy and child birth can lead to a stillbirth or neonatal death. For more information please see our “Stillbirth and Neonatal Death” section.


  • Failure to diagnose problems in an unborn child (wrongful birth claim)
  • Failure to diagnose or manage Gestational Diabetes
  • Failure to diagnose or manage Pre-Eclampsia
  • Failure to diagnose Uterine Abruption
  • Failure to diagnose Placental Abruption
  • Failure to diagnose or treat an Ectopic pregnancy

Child Birth Injury:

  • Second degree tears
  • Third degree tears
  • Fourth degree tears
  • Injury caused by forceps delivery
  • Injury caused by ventouse delivery
  • Failure to carry out or properly interpret a CTG
  • Failure to carry out a Caesarean section in a timely manner
  • Problems following a Caesarean Section
  • Negligently performed or repaired episiotomy
  • Anaesthetic problems , for example following an epidural

Injuries to Babies:

  • Cerebral palsy or other types of brain injury caused by oxygen deprivation
  • Erb’s Palsy (brachial palsy)
  • Facial paralysis
  • Infection
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Nerve damage
  • Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar)
  • Failure to diagnose a prolapsed umbilical cord

Post and Neo Natal Complications:

  • Retained placenta
  • Jaundice
  • Congenital hip dysplasia

If you or a family member or friend would like free advice on a potential medical negligence birth injury claim, please contact us on 0151 733 3353/ 0208 209 0166. Alternatively, you can e-mail us at or fill out our online contact form and we will contact you directly.

Please contact a member of our team:

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