Wrongful birth claim – settled for £5million

Alison Moore and Richard Lodge, medical negligence lawyers, achieved a £5 million settlement for a wrongful birth claim.

The claim centred on a hospital’s failure to diagnose a brain abnormality during the pregnancy. The child’s condition is so severe that had the parents been aware of it, they would have chosen to terminate the pregnancy. The hospital’s negligence in this case led to the birth of a severely disabled child, who requires 24 hour care, is confined to a chair and not able to speak.

Wrongful birth claims are particularly emotive and controversial for the parents and the courts. It can be extremely distressing for parents to make this type of claim. Kingsley Napley’s Clinical Negligence solicitors have represented families on a number of wrongful birth claims; we understand the emotional burden of such legal action and are fully versed in the complex legal arguments needed to persuade the courts of the scale and depth of these claims and subsequent impact on families, both financially and personally.

If you, or a member of your family has experienced a similar situation and would like to know more, please visit our obstetrics and gynaecology claims page or email clinnegenquiries@kingsleynapley.co.uk

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