Wrongful birth compensation
We deal with wrongful birth compensation claims nationwide. Contact us to find out if you have a claim and whether no win, no fee funding is available. Call our free legal helpline on 0800 975 8091 or alternatively send details to us by email.
Wrongful birth compensation can be claimed by parents with a child who would not have been born were it not for an error in the medical care that was provided to the parents.
There are two distinct types of wrongful birth compensation claims that can be made:
Wrongful birth disability claims
These wrongful birth compensation claims are made when parents are not informed that the child they are expecting has a disability that would have led to the parents terminating the pregnancy if they had known about it.
To successfully recover compensation it is necessary to show that the birth defect was one that should have been identified by the medical professionals involved in the birth, and that only an avoidable medical error prevented the disability being discovered and reported to the parents.
Compensation can be claimed for the additional financial costs of bringing up a disabled child.
Wrongful birth arising from failed sterilisation or vasectomy
A Wrongful birth claim can also be made where a parent has undergone a vasectomy or sterilisation, but the procedure has failed, resulting in an unplanned pregnancy.
Compensation can be claimed for the distress and emotional impact of an unplanned birth on the parents.
Free case assessments
If you would like to know where you stand on making a wrongful birth claim then you can contact our team of experts for a free case assessment and details of no win, no fee funding. Call our free legal helpline on 0800 975 8091 or send brief details of your potential claim to us by email.