Wrongful birth claims

We can put you in touch with medical negligence solicitors with many years’ experience if you think you have a claim for wrongful birth.

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What is a wrongful birth?

Wrongful birth is the medical failure to spot/diagnose that a child will be born with a serious health condition or disability.

Advance warning could have allowed the parents to make the difficult decision on whether to terminate the pregnancy or continue.

A wrongful birth can also be pregnancy as a result of a failed vasectomy or sterilisation.

Why make a wrongful birth claim?

Seeking damages for wrongful birth medical negligence could mean compensation that will allow you to provide the ongoing healthcare, welfare and development of a child with a disability or health condition.

Our compensation calculator can give you an idea of what you might be awarded, but a chat with our team will give you advice tailored to your individual circumstances.

How can First4Lawyers help?

We can put you in touch with medical negligence solicitors with many years’ experience. They know how to collect evidence and build a case, to help you receive the justice and compensation you deserve. We also offer a No Win No Fee* service in England and Wales.

About No Win No Fee

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Where we offer No Win No Fee services typically customers pay 25% of the amount recovered by our solicitors, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be less than this but it will never be more. Success fees are common practice and they were introduced when the law changed in April 2013.

Is there a time limit for making a wrongful birth claim?

Yes. There is usually a three-year time limit from the date of discovery, but we can advise you on your individual case for free, as there are some exceptions when it comes to medical negligence.

More about making a claim

I think I have a claim, what should I do next?

You can either give us a call, request a callback or fill in our online form to get started. We will assess your case for free and advise you of your next steps. You can then choose whether or not to proceed.

Meet the expert

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Jacqueline Batty

Jacqueline Batty

Head of Claims

Jacqueline is our head of claims.
She is a qualified solicitor and has practised as a specialist in personal injury cases. A recent addition to our team, Jacqueline has moved to a managerial and coaching role with us, where she is keen to continue the team's training and development to ensure every customer continues to get a first class service.

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