A twin birth injury claim seeks compensation when a baby is injured due to medical negligence during, before or after the birth. A birth injury can affect a child for life, and you can claim compensation for the effects today and in the child’s future. 

Twin birth injury can cause disability, brain damage, and the baby could be in pain for years. To discover the birth injury is due to maternity negligence will only make you feel worse, and you could have a medical negligence claim for compensation

The twins could suffer months or years of unnecessary pain, anguish, and discomfort due to the medical negligence. If you or a loved one suffers below acceptable maternity care by a medical professional, you might be able to claim compensation from those responsible. 

A No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor can make your claim for maternity negligence and get you the compensation you deserve.

Twin Birth Injury Claim

What is a twin birth injury claim?

A twin birth injury is an injury acquired during, before or after birth to one or both of your twins. It could be a dislocated shoulder, a heart complaint, or Erb’s Palsy caused by a lack of oxygen. 

You and your baby need all the care you can get during birth, doubly so when having twins. The maternity team owes you a duty of care to deliver the twins and to deliver them safely. If the maternity team breaches that duty of care, one or both twins could be injured due to medical negligence. 

Medical negligence is medical care below that any other medical professional acting at an acceptable level would provide. In a maternity negligence case, the NHS hospital or private care clinic has not provided you with an acceptable level of medical care. 

Your No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor can look at your case and see if you have a valid twin birth injury claim for compensation.

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Common twin birth injury claims

Common twin birth injury claims range from fractured limbs to dislocated hips and shoulders and brain damage due to lack of oxygen during delivery. Delivering twins takes care and skill, but an experienced and fully trained maternity team should do so without causing injury. 

Twin births have a higher risk of complications; double the number of babies means double the chances of a problem arising. The maternity team and obstetrician should be aware of the higher risks and avoid the common twin birth injuries. 

Common twin birth injury claims are:

  • Lack of care in the neonatal unit for a preterm birth claims
  • Incorrect monitoring of twins led to IUGR complications claims
  • Lack of monitoring misses the signs of placental abruption claims
  • Failure to detect Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome claims
  • Delays in delivery leading to a lack of oxygen to one or both twins claim
  • Delivery errors led to dislocated hips and shoulders claims
Common twin birth injury claims

Lack of care in the neonatal unit for a preterm birth claims

The lack of care in the neonatal unit for a preterm birth can put one or both twin’s lives in danger. Preterm birth is not unusual with twins, and the maternity team should alert the neonatal unit of the twin pregnancy due for delivery. 

The maternity team should stipulate that the twin birth mother is high risk and ensure all precautions are in place to deal with a preterm birth. Some twin births can come very early, and neonatal care should be on standby for all eventualities. 

If one or both twins suffer injury due to a lack of the correct neonatal care, you may have a twin birth negligence claim for compensation.

Incorrect monitoring of twins led to IUGR complications claims

Incorrect monitoring of twins led to IUGR complications, which can have severe effects on the babies for life. Intrauterine Growth Restrictions, when the placenta can no longer support the healthy growth of both children, could need constant monitoring and quick decision-making. 

The maternity team may need to intervene to save the life of one of the twins. Growth restrictions from problems in the womb can cause future issues such as heart and normal development issues. 

IUGR complications left unmonitored can cause issues, and you may have a maternity negligence claim.

Lack of monitoring misses the signs of placental abruption claims

When a lack of monitoring misses the signs of placental abruption, the consequences can be severe for the twins and mother. Placental abruption, where the placenta detaches from the uterine wall, is not unusual in twin births, and the pregnancy needs constant monitoring as a result. 

Placental abruption can cause the death of the mother and the twins if left undetected. Constant monitoring is required to identify the issue, and there could be a need for emergency intervention and early delivery of the twins. 

Maternity negligence, such as missing the signs of placenta abruption, can lead to a medical negligence claim for compensation.

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Failure to detect Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome claims

A failure to detect Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome, TTTS, can cause birth deformities, the death of one of your babies, and health complications later in life. 

TTTS, when one twin receives excess blood from the other twin while in the womb, needs to be detected at an early stage in the pregnancy. If left undetected and not monitored, the recipient twin may receive too much blood, putting pressure on the heart. At the same time, the donor twin could suffer from too little blood, leading to growth problems during and after birth. 

TTTS needs to be identified, and the twins monitored closely while in the womb. 

Failure to detect TTTS can be medical negligence, and you could have a claim for compensation.

Delays in delivery leading to a lack of oxygen to one or both twins claim

Delays in delivery leading to a lack of oxygen to one or both twins is another common twin birth injury claim. Oxygen levels in both twins should be monitored, and immediate intervention is needed when there are complications. 

Twin births can often be problematic. The chances of delays in delivery are high, and the maternity team should be on standby for quick intervention. A lack of oxygen can cause heart problems, brain damage, Cerebral Palsy and Erb’s Palsy. 

You could have a twin birth negligence claim if one of both twins suffers a lack of oxygen during the birth due to maternity negligence.

Delivery errors led to dislocated hips and shoulder claims

Delivery errors led to dislocated hips and shoulders can happen when the maternity team does not monitor the birth or practice good delivery methods. The delivery of twins can be complicated, but good delivery room management can prevent damage to the babies. 

Pulling a baby during delivery can dislocate a hip or a shoulder. Failing to monitor the twins during delivery can cause complications, resulting in emergency interventions where a twin can suffer dislocated hips and shoulders, and broken limbs. 

The maternity team should monitor the delivery from the early stages of labour and avoid errors that cause dislocated hips, shoulders, and broken limbs. 

A No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor can take your case and seek compensation for your twin birth injury claims.

Compensation for twin birth negligence claims

You can seek compensation for twin birth negligence claims in amounts from the low £10,000s to over £10 million in some cases. 

The compensation varies depending on several factors, and maternity negligence claims sometimes see very high awards, such as when a newborn baby passes away, or the injury leads to a lifetime condition of unnecessary suffering and chronic pain.  

Compensation amounts in maternity negligence claims can be:

  • Baby born with a dislocated shoulder injury – £43,260
  • Broken arm due to obstetric birth negligence – £75,000
  • Missed diagnosis of Hydrocephalus – £250,000
  • Brain injury due to lack of oxygen at birth – £2.1 million
  • Lack of oxygen leading to Erb’s Palsy – £2.5 million
  • Cerebral Palsy due to twin birth negligence – £23 million
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All amounts are approximate and are only a guide to what is possible in maternity negligence claims. Figures can be high in some claims as you or a loved one could need long-term care and may face medical bills for life. You may be able to claim for these care expenses and the medical costs in the future. 

As in all medical negligence claims, each case is dealt with on merit and how much the patient suffers due to maternity negligence complications. 

A No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor will be the one to advise you on a maternity negligence claim. They will know from experience what your case may be worth and how to make a successful claim. 

Your No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor will handle your maternity negligence claim for compensation and for all damages incurred.

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Medical Evaluation

Once you have spoken with our team we’ll let you know how we can help. Typically the next step is to obtain your medical records for us to review.

Legal Letter

Once all your medical records have been received they will be reviewed by a medically & legally qualified member of our team. If there is evidence of medical negligence we will send a letter of claim to the negligent party outlining your medical negligence claim.

Who is eligible for twin birth negligence compensation?

The mother, the baby or babies who suffer from complications due to twin birth negligence may be eligible for compensation. They are the ones who have suffered, and the clear medical negligence could lead to one of many conditions with care needs and medical treatment for life. 

Delays in their birth or complications due to lack of monitoring could sometimes lead to years of unnecessary suffering and the mother’s or twin’s early death. 

If a baby or mother is injured or even passes away due to maternity negligence, the ones left behind may have a claim for medical negligence. 

Loved ones in a medical negligence case are known as ‘dependents’ and can be:

  • A spouse or former spouse of the deceased
  • Someone who lived with the deceased for two years before death as a husband, wife, or civil partner.
  • Blood children, adopted children or those who became children through marriage or civil partnership
  • Parents and those acting as parents, such as a guardian or step-parents
  • Grandparents or great-grandparents
  • Brothers, sisters, cousins, and other direct relatives

When you are a victim of maternity negligence or have lost a loved one through maternity negligence, you may have a claim for compensation.

What can you claim for when you sue for maternity negligence?

You can claim compensation for any damages that occurred when you sue for maternity negligence.

There are two types of compensation damages due when suing for any type of medical negligence: General damages and Special damages.

General damages are when you sue for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity, PSLA, you have experienced due to negligence. 

  • Pain is that above what is normally expected for your procedure. 
  • Suffering is the inconvenience and changes to your life that cause you discomfort.
  • Loss of Amenity is any difficulty you have in doing everyday tasks, such as walking, sitting, playing sports, and sleeping.

Special damages include loss of earnings, future care costs, and out-of-pocket expenses. 

  • Loss of earnings includes compensation for time off work and any reduction of your income in the future. 
  • Future care costs are for any care you will need as a result of medical negligence. 
  • Out-of-pocket expenses cover medical appointments, travel, accommodation, and meals. 

Be sure to keep payslips, receipts, and proof of any losses you experience due to the medical negligence.  

You deserve compensation to cover all losses, including loss of life, medical costs, and long-term care needs. 

When you or a loved one suffers from the effects of twin birth injury complications, you can make a claim for maternity negligence compensation.

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Twin birth injury complications and disorders

Twin birth injury complications and disorders can cause discomfort, chronic pain and even a lifetime of disability. Your children could have problems with education and could suffer disability for life, which could affect their ability to work. 

Common twin birth injury complications and disorders:

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Erb’s palsy
  • Growth issues
  • Intellectual disability
  • Developmental delays
  • Arthritis in the hip and shoulder joints
  • Nerve damage to the mother
  • Future pregnancy issues for the mother
  • Brain damage due to twin birth injury
  • Breathing and swallowing issues
  • Early death due to twin birth injury

There are many conditions associated with negligent twin birth delivery and postnatal treatment. The maternity team must give you and your twins treatment of an acceptable standard, below which no other medical professional would provide care. 

It is twin birth negligence when a hospital fails to give you and the twins treatment at an acceptable and professional level.

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Who is responsible for maternity negligence?

A medical professional is responsible for any maternity negligence. When you bring a claim for maternity negligence, you claim against the NHS Trust or private clinic that employed the medical professional responsible.

A medical professional responsible for the maternity negligence could be:

  • The doctor who failed to order adequate maternity monitoring
  • The maternity team who missed the signs of birth complications
  • The hospital consultant who failed to refer the mother for prompt delivery
  • The nurse who failed to monitor the mother during delivery
  • The hospital responsible for maternity treatment protocols
  • The hospital responsible for hiring suitable medical professionals
  • The hospital responsible for providing maternity care
Who is responsible for medical negligence

Every medical professional owes you a duty of care when dealing with your health problems. You may suffer maternity negligence if they are negligent with that duty of care and do not provide you with a professional service when under their care.

Medical negligence is treatment below an acceptable standard by a medical professional. Instead of putting the care needed into your maternity care, the treatment team made avoidable errors, which is clear medical negligence.

You and the twins may need to undergo years of treatment to correct the errors of maternity negligence. By behaving less-than-professionally, the doctor risks your health, and the effects could be with you for life.

You can claim compensation for the maternity negligence and get help getting your life and that of the twins back on track.

What are the steps involved in making a maternity negligence claim?

The steps involved in making a maternity negligence claim go from seeking medical advice to issuing court proceedings. 

The steps are a part of any successful compensation case, and settlement can happen at any stage in the process. 

Your medical negligence solicitor will do the rest when you follow the steps correctly and gather all the facts and figures.

Seek medical advice on the injuries you have suffered or are suffering immediately you realise you experienced maternity negligence.

Contact a specialist medical negligence solicitor who operates on a No Win No Fee basis and tell them what went wrong. The right solicitor will look at your case, see where the problem lies, and advise if you suffered maternity negligence. 

The Medical Negligence Team also have a 100% Compensation Guarantee scheme, where you get all the money awarded in a negligence claim. 

You are the one who suffered medical negligence, and you should get all the money due for the suffering.

Your medical negligence solicitor obtains the medical records with your permission. By reading the records, they will confirm if they think you have a valid maternity negligence claim. 

The medical negligence team will know from your medical records if the case will result in compensation being paid.

The medical negligence solicitor sending a letter of claim to the negligent party is the next step. The letter will ask them to admit the maternity negligence in what is known as ‘sending a letter of claim.’ 

When the negligent party receives the letter of claim, it has up to four months to provide a written response.

Getting a response from the negligent party’s insurer will move your compensation claim closer to a conclusion. 

The insurer will either admit the medical negligence or say they intend to defend the case. Deciding to defend the case is known as ‘deny liability’ in legal terms. 

If they admit liability, your maternity negligence claim can be valued, and the two parties will meet to decide on your compensation payment. 

Your solicitor will negotiate with the negligent party and use their experience to get the compensation you deserve.

Issuing court proceedings is the next step if they deny liability in your maternity negligence claim. 

Going to court happens, too, when they are not prepared to pay a fair amount for the injuries you have suffered. Your medical negligence solicitor issues the court proceedings.  

Remember that less than 1% of medical negligence cases end up in court, and very few of those cases ever make it to the courtroom.

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How long do I have to make a claim for maternity negligence?

You have three years to make a claim for maternity negligence. All medical negligence claims are subject to limitation periods.

For example, in England and Wales, medical negligence claims must generally be brought and court proceedings issued within three years of the injury or three years of knowledge of the facts giving rise to the maternity negligence claim. 

If someone has passed away, it is the date of death if the limitation period has not expired at the date of death. 

Children not under a disability typically have until they reach 21 to start a maternity negligence claim or court proceedings. 

Persons with a disability, who lack capacity, are not subject to any limitation period.

Can I make a medical negligence claim on behalf of a loved one?

Yes, you can make a medical negligence claim on behalf of a loved one. Under UK law, if an injured party cannot represent themselves, then a loved one can take the case on their behalf.

Maternity negligence is a perfect example of claiming on behalf of a loved one. The negligence could take a loved one’s life or leave them unable to make a claim.

Your loved one depends wholly on you and the family for care and to fight for their rights. By making a claim on their behalf for maternity negligence, you are fighting for the compensation they deserve.

A parent can make a maternity claim on behalf of a child while they are under 18. In some cases, the diagnosis of twin birth injury negligence is not made until a child is in their late teens. The child’s parents can make a compensation claim when the child is under 18, but the young adult can make one until they turn 21. 

A No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor will work with you to win the compensation claim for the maternity negligence.

Are you eligible for compensation?

If you want to obtain compensation for the negligence you have suffered, we have a simple 3 step process to make sure you get the money you deserve

  • Take our online assessment & speak with our team

  • Our team of doctors and lawyers will undertake a full medical review based on your medical records

  • We will send a legal letter of claim and our solicitors will pursue your compensation on your behalf

All case reviews are 100% cost and commitment free.

Using a No Win No Fee solicitor

Using a No Win No Fee solicitor is the only way to a successful maternity negligence compensation claim. Your No Win No Fee medical negligence solicitor will not charge you for a claim you do not win. 

Always have a fee agreement in place before engaging a medical negligence solicitor. If they start talking of a ‘win fee’ or a ‘success fee,’ you should walk away. The negligent party insurers should pay all fees. 

The medical negligence solicitor should also operate a 100% Compensation Guarantee scheme. When you win the case, all the money awarded should go to you, not the solicitor. 

You are the one who suffered due to the maternity negligence, and you deserve the compensation to get your life back to normal.

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Can I make a medical negligence claim against the NHS?

Yes, you can make a medical negligence claim against the NHS. Suing the NHS for negligence is not unusual. People sue the NHS for compensation for medical negligence and receive the money they deserve for the negligent treatment. 

There are between 8,000 and 10,000 successful medical negligence claims against the NHS each year—amounts in compensation claims awarded against the NHS range from £1000 to over £10 million. 

The amount of compensation you receive covers minor injuries such as scarring and serious life-threatening negligence, which leaves you with long-term care needs. 

We trust in and use the NHS daily and do not expect negligence. It happens, though, and the NHS has a dedicated team to handle medical negligence compensation claims, called NHS resolution. 

NHS Resolution has a responsibility to treat patients who seek compensation fairly. Patients pay for the NHS through their taxes; they deserve respect and the best medical treatment.

Contact The Medical Negligence Team

Contact the Medical Negligence Team today to discuss your maternity negligence claim for compensation. We have both the legal and medical experts to guide you along the steps to a successful medical negligence claim for compensation. 

At the Medical Negligence Team, we fight every compensation claim on a No Win No Fee basis. You will not be out of pocket for an unsuccessful claim.

We have a very high success rate and a reputation for a speedy and successful resolution to all medical negligence cases. 

Our 100% Compensation Guarantee puts all the money you win into your pocket. You or your loved one suffered a maternity negligence and deserve every penny of the compensation claim. 

Contact us at the Medical Negligence Team for all your medical negligence needs.

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