Mother wins damages over smothered daughter – The Times

Posted July 10th, 2007 in hospitals, negligence, news by sally

“A grieving woman has urged midwives not to leave newborn babies in bed with their mothers after she fell asleep as a result of an anaesthetic and accidentally suffocated her daughter. Catherine Wrigley, 36, has been awarded an estimated £20,000 in damages after staff at St Peter’s Hospital, in Chertsey, Surrey, were found to have been negligent in leaving her alone with her daughter, Nancy, after delivery by Caesarean section.”

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 The Times, 10th July 2007