Sensitive handling of claims arising from complications after childbirth
‘Aiming to achieve the best result for your birth injury claim’’
Although the birth of your child is usually a happy and memorable occasion, unfortunately sometimes things do go wrong and you may suffer an injury, either physical or psychological, which was unexpected. Avoidable injuries can happen if the delivery of your baby or your aftercare isn’t managed correctly. Royds Withy King’s dedicated team of medical negligence Solicitors have particular expertise in bringing claims involving many different complications which can occur around childbirth and will guide you in doing so. We will fight for you to achieve the answers that you seek and financial compensation that you deserve.
Advising and supporting you to bring a claim for injuries suffered during childbirth
If you’ve been injured during childbirth you may still be in some pain and are likely to be confused about what happened and why. Royds Withy King’s specialist Solicitors take care to get to know you and to provide calm and clear advice at this difficult time:
- Guidance on whether to bring a claim
You may be distressed about what has happened and uncertain about what to do next. Our specialist medical negligence team will take the time to listen to what has happened to you and to provide initial advice as to whether you can pursue a claim for compensation for your injuries.
- Advice for any type of injury
There are many injuries that can occur during and around childbirth, including physical injuries such as perineal tears, wound infections, haemorrhages, caesarean sections and placental abruptions, and psychological injuries due to the trauma of what you experienced. Our Solicitors have experience in all types of injuries and will advise you on your specific case.
- Acting with sensitivity
We understand that you will need to discuss very personal information with us and that this may be very difficult for you. You can be sure that we will always act with sensitivity and understanding, and to make you feel as comfortable as possible, while working hard to achieve the best results for you.
- Guidance on whether to bring a claim
“A premier Somerset firm with experience of a broad range of high-value matters, including catastrophic birth injury claims. Routinely engaged on cerebral palsy cases and spinal injury claims, and offers expertise in weight loss surgery and dental negligence matters. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “Withy King were caring and understood us. They listened to our concerns and needs, and helped in whichever way they could.” “They are incredibly organised, easy to approach and they have a very supportive team who are incredibly sympathetic.” Notable practitioners: Head of department Simon Elliman (Band 1) oversees an array of complex claims, including cerebral palsy and spinal injury matters. In addition he acts on dental negligence cases. Sources say: “He is very able and he inspires confidence through calmness.” Market observers consider Paul Rumley (Band 1) “a very approachable lawyer with vast experience on high-value and complex cases.” He handles a range of matters including birth injury claims, fatal accidents and delay in diagnosis of cancer claims.” Chambers 2017 Somerset
“Highly commended firm with an excellent reputation across a broad spectrum of clinical negligence matters. Routinely acts on catastrophic cases including brain and spinal injury claims. Also noted for its handling of matters arising from amputation, delayed diagnosis and weight loss surgery. Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients): “They’ve been amazing. They spoke to me on a level I understood. They are very understanding and compassionate and they advised me well the whole way through.” Notable practitioners: Head of department Richard Coleman (Band 1) offers vast experience of complex claims involving cerebral palsy, spinal injury and bariatric surgery, among other matters. “He is very good at negotiating settlements in difficult cases” and “doesn’t lose sight of the human aspect of it all,” assert sources.” Chambers 2017 Oxford and surrounds
“Royds Withy King is a ‘leading firm’ for catastrophic birth injury cases. Key figures include practice head Simon Elliman, who handles dental negligence, cerebral palsy and spinal injury claims; ‘first-rate solicitor’ Paul Rumley; and Kerstin Kubiak, who stands out for her ‘exceptional analysis’.” Legal 500 2016 South West
“The ‘knowledgeable, dependable and competent’ team at Royds Withy King is led by ‘astute strategist’ Richard Coleman and includes Tracy Norris-Evans, who is ‘extremely knowledgeable and committed to her clients’.” Legal 500 2016 South East