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Medical Injuries to Children

Parents place a huge amount of trust in doctors and other clinical professionals when their children nee­d medical assistance. Sadly, medical injuries to children are all too common and carry the potential for serious lifelong consequences for their health and wellbeing.

Medical negligence can affect children at any time, including at birth and throughout their development. Depending on the type and severity of an injury, the impact might be relatively short-lived or your child could be left with complex needs that require extensive specialist support. In some cases, ongoing support will be required for the rest of your child’s life.

Claiming compensation can give your child the best possible quality of life and help them reach their full potential

If your child has been injured due to medical negligence, our experts can help you to claim compensation. Drawing on our many years of experience with childhood medical negligence, we can give you the best chance of securing maximum compensation so your child can get all of the help and support they need.

Compensation for medical injuries to children can help to fund therapy, specialist equipment, transportation, house adaptations, rehabilitation and any other assistance your child requires. Making a claim is also often the only way to clearly establish what went wrong and help to prevent other children being harmed in the same way in future.

To find out if your child may be entitled to medical negligence compensation, you can book a free initial assessment with one of our experts by calling our 24-hour claims line on 0800 988 0772.

What to expect when you start a medical negligence claim for your child with MAE

We know how distressing and confusing it can be when your child has suffered a medical injury and the last thing anyone wants is for the process of making a claim to be an additional source of worry or stress.

Our childhood medical injury experts are here to listen, support you and guide you through the claims process with:

• A free initial assessment of your claim
• Decades of specialist experience with childhood medical negligence claims
• Independently accredited expertise you can trust
• A sympathetic, personal service
• Legal aid funding
• No win, no fee claims (for any costs not covered by legal aid)
• Representation for clients anywhere in England and Wales
• The best chance of securing maximum childhood medical negligence compensation

Types of medical injuries to children we can assist with

Our experts can help with claiming medical negligence compensation for children in relation to issues including:

• Birth injuries
• Neonatal negligence
• Endocrinology negligence
• Cerebral palsy
• Erb’s palsy
• Meningitis
• Scaphoid fracture
• Testicular torsion
• Surgical negligence
• Misdiagnosis and late diagnosis of cancer
• Complications from tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy
• Misdiagnosis and late diagnosis of chronic health conditions such as Crohn’s disease

Why trust Medical Accident Experts with your child’s medical injury claim?

Medical negligence claims for children are one of our team’s core areas of specialisation. We fully understand how complex these cases can be and the vital importance of getting the right outcome for your child and your family.

We have a very high success rate, having secured many millions of pounds in compensation for our clients over the years. In the majority of cases, this is achieved through out-of-court settlements, saving our clients the stress and uncertainty of court proceedings.

Members of our team hold a range of accreditations, providing independent assurance of the quality of our service. These include:

• Law Society Clinical Negligence panel membership
• Law Society Personal Injury panel membership
• Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA) Clinical Negligence panel membership
• Membership of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
• Head of Clinical Negligence and Medical Accidents Linda Levison is ranked as one of the top 50 female lawyers in the UK by Super Lawyers, a highly respected listing published by Thomson Reuters

Time limits for childhood medical injury claims

In most cases, you will have until your child’s 21st birthday to make a medical negligence compensation claim on their behalf.

However, if your child does not have mental capacity to pursue a claim on their own once they turn 18, then there is no time limit for you to make a claim for them.

Funding for medical injury to children claims

Legal aid for birth injury compensation claims

If you need to claim for an injury your child suffered at birth, then legal aid funding may be available to help with the costs involved.

We hold a legal aid franchise and are able to offer legal aid for birth injury claims.

If you would like to find out more about legal aid for birth injury claims and whether your child is eligible, please call our free 24-hours claims line on 0800 988 0772 to book an initial assessment with our team and we will be happy to discuss this.

No win, no fee medical injury to children claims

We offer no win, no fee funding for medical negligence claims on behalf of children for any costs not covered by legal aid.

Call our free 24-hour claims line for a fast assessment of your child’s medical negligence claim

To find out if your child is entitled to compensation for medical negligence, call our free 24-hour claims line now on 0800 988 0772 to book an assessment with someone from our specialist medical negligence team.

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