Unusual symptoms of potentially damaging illnesses in babies are often detected within the first 28 days after birth - a timeframe referred to as the neonatal period. If your baby develops an illness because they have not been correctly monitored during this time, you may be entitled to claim for compensation on behalf of your child and in some cases for you. Call us for free on 0800 014 7481 or by complete our enquiry form on this page.
Successful compensation claims can be made for neonatal injuries and conditions caused by numerous factors. These include:
- Failure to monitor the baby and carry out neonatal checks
- Baby identification mistakes
- Reactions to vaccinations
- Intensive care errors
- Post-traumatic stress disorder caused to a parent
Neonatal injuries and conditions can lead to permanent disability inbabies , or even death. They arise shortly after birth and come in various forms, including:
- Hip Dysplasia - This refers to hip dislocation, and a failure to identify the condition can mean the baby later develops problems with walking, and may require hospitalisation and surgery.
- Neonatal Hypoglycaemia - This can be caused if a baby's supply of glucose suddenly fluctuates and they have difficulty adapting to the changes, with brain damage a potential consequence if left undetected.
- Neonatal Jaundice (Kernicterus and Hyperbilirubinaemia) - Brain damage, as well as cerebral palsy, can also be caused by this uncommon condition if not detected in time.
If your child has suffered a neonatal injury and you suspect this may have been caused by medical negligence, you can speak to one of our specialist solicitors today. You can do this by calling for free on 0800 014 7481 or by completing our enquiry form on this page.