Child Injury Claims

Our team of medical negligence lawyers provide specialist guidance and advice on complex compensation claims involving children

Child Injury Claims

When your child is in hospital it can be a very upsetting and stressful time for the whole family. Parents put trust in hospital staff to ensure that their children receive the very best care and treatment to reduce the impact on their child. When things go wrong and children are negatively impacted by their time in hospital it is vital that you receive professional advice.

Am I eligible for a claim?

If you are the parent of guardian of a child under 18, then you can make a claim on your child’s behalf. This adult is known as the child’s ‘litigation friend’ and is the person that will act on behalf of the child, with the assistance of a solicitor, to make a compensation claim.

If your child has had a stay in hospital or a visit to A&E and they have had a delay in diagnosis or missed diagnosis leading to the worsening of symptoms or new symptoms or injury, whether physical or psychological, then you may be able to claim compensation. Examples of child injury claims include:

  • Failure to identify the symptoms of a serious illness such as meningitis
  • Failure to properly treat or failure to x-ray and diagnose a fracture
  • Failing to detect or properly treat a head injury
  • Failure to properly assess and treat tummy pain
  • Failure to investigate or refer the child to an appropriate specialist

How can Brachers help?

Compensation claims involving children can come with added complexities and be particularly emotional and upsetting for the family and guardians involved. Our dedicated team of medical negligence solicitors are experienced in providing specialist knowledge in this field and provide a personal approach to ensure the smooth processing of a claim with the least upheaval for families involved.

For more information please take a look at our medical negligence FAQs or for a free initial consultation about our no win no fee service contact us today on 01622 690691 or contact us online and we'll get back to you to discuss your case.

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