You can claim amounts from £1000 to more than £20 million for maternity negligence. It is difficult to give a set amount for any maternity negligence claim as each one is different.
Special damages and general damages for a maternity claim can add up to very high sums in some compensation claims.
Obstetric claims account for 12% of medical negligence claims received by the NHS but account for 62% almost £1 billion of the compensation paid out each year.
This is because a severely brain damaged child injured as a result of maternity negligence would be entitled to private care for life and such costs will amount to hundreds of thousands of pounds per year for the duration of the child and then adult’s life.
As the effects and long-term care needs for a cerebral palsy negligence claim are high, the claim amounts can be more than £1million in some cases.
Pelvic injuries can bring in compensation claim amounts of more than £11000, while brain damage ranging from moderate to severe can see successful claims of more than £400000 for general compensation (damages).
Your medical negligence solicitor will advise you on what you can claim for maternity negligence and what to expect in your circumstances.
The medical negligence solicitor will also outline the steps involved when you sue for medical negligence compensation and get you the money from your claim.