Maternity Negligence claims – Boy suffers Cerebral Palsy

Hospital payout after admitting maternity negligence A teenage boy has received compensation after he was left with lifelong brain damage following maternity negligence. The boy now in his early teens was born in early 2001, his mother went in to slow labour and was struggling with her contractions. It became apparent that the boys shoulder was…

Maternity Negligence – Boy suffers brain damage

Boy left brain damaged to receive multimillion pound compensation A seven-year-old boy who suffered severe brain damage at birth is to receive a multimillion-pound compensation package. The boy was deprived of oxygen for 20 minutes before he was born by Caesarian at East Surrey Hospital in March 2009. His family insutrcuted a specalist firm of…

Maternity Negligence – Cerebral Palsy as a result of medics mistakes

Baby starved at oxygen during birth leads to cerebral palsy A young girl has been successful in bring a claim for maternity negligence against Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust after she was left with cerebral palsy after being starved of oxygen at birth. During the trial the court heard how the hospital staff had failed to…

Maternity Negligence – Failure to properly investigate

Hospitals are not properly investigating maternity negligence According to The Times babies are suffering catastrophic injuries or fatality due to maternity negligence, this is because hospitals are only making “cursory” efforts to investigate failings. According to the article failure to learn from mistakes are being blamed for Britain’s persistently high stillbirth rate. A report has…

Maternity Negligence – Birth injuries

Child could’ve been saved if midwife followed protocol A toddler who died from injuries suffered during birth could have been born healthy had midwives followed national guidelines and called an obstetrician. Medical evidence showed that the child would’ve lived as a healthy child if a decision was made to deliver him by way of caesarean…