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Where Paternal Depression Meets Secondary Victim Claims - Chantelle Bacchus, Bolt Burdon Kemp

07/12/18. When we talk about post-natal depression, we often think of mothers. This is a fair assumption and 1 in 5 women develop mental health problems during pregnancy or in the first year after childbirth. However, now we know that dads suffer from post-natal depression too.

When bringing claims for children with brain injuries acquired a birth, claimant lawyers also meet dedicated mums and dads who not only care for their children 24/7 but have also witnessed the traumatic and unexpected event of their child being born in poor condition. As lawyers, we need to remember that mental health does not discriminate and all members of the family can be affected by a psychologically harmful event...

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