CMC censured over ‘all birth injuries caused by negligence’ claim – Litigation Futures

‘The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a complaint against a claims management company whose advertising implied that birth injuries were only caused by medical negligence.’

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Litigation Futures, 1st May 2019

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NHS maternity services in special measures at two Welsh hospitals – The Guardian

‘Maternity services at two NHS hospitals in south Wales have been put into special measures after a report found a series of failings that may have put the lives of women and babies at risk.’

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The Guardian, 30th April 2019

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Baby dies after pregnant Merthyr Tydfil woman ‘sent home’ – BBC News

Posted April 5th, 2019 in birth, children, hospitals, inquests, news, pregnancy by tracey

‘A pregnant woman whose baby died was told she was not in labour and was sent home from hospital with painkillers and laxatives, an inquest has heard.’

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BBC News, 4th Apil 2019

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No anonymity for woman suing NHS for £6m – Litigation Futures

Posted March 28th, 2019 in anonymity, birth, hospitals, news, psychiatric damage by sally

‘A woman suing a hospital trust for over £6m following the stillbirth of her first child cannot benefit from anonymity, the High Court has ruled.’

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Litigation Futures, 28th March 2019

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Coroners could investigate stillbirths, say ministers – BBC News

Posted March 26th, 2019 in birth, children, coroners, inquests, news by sally

‘Coroners in England and Wales may be given new powers to investigate stillbirths, so that each baby death is independently assessed.’

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BBC News, 26th March 2019

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Damages for wrongful life refused – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 11th, 2019 in assisted reproduction, birth, contracts, damages, negligence, news, wrongful birth by sally

‘Legal policy in the UK has traditionally prohibited the granting of damages for the wrongful conception or birth of a child in cases of negligence. In this case the Court of Appeal has confirmed that this bar is equally applicable to a wrongful birth arising from a breach of contract.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 10th January 2019

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Girl starved of oxygen at birth gets £22m compensation from hospital – BBC News

Posted December 13th, 2018 in birth, children, compensation, disabled persons, families, hospitals, negligence, news, pregnancy by tracey

‘A girl starved of oxygen during birth who needs 24-hour care has been awarded compensation totalling £22m.’

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BBC News, 12th December 2018

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Ep. 56: Psychiatric harm and childbirth – Law Pod UK

Posted December 6th, 2018 in birth, hospitals, negligence, news, personal injuries, psychiatric damage by sally

‘Emma-Louise Fenelon talks with 1 Crown Office Row’s Suzanne Lambert about a recent High Court decision – YAH v Medway NHS Foundation Trust which addressed the issue of claims brought as a result of psychiatric harm arising out of childbirth.’

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Law Pod UK, 3rd December 2018

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The limits of doctors’ liability for wrongful birth – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Khan v MNX [2017] EWHC 2990 (QB). The Court of Appeal has held that a mother who consults a doctor in order to avoid the birth of a child with one disability may not recover damages for the costs associated with a different disability.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th November 2018

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Baby death review into scandal-hit NHS trust widens to 215 cases – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 14th, 2018 in birth, children, hospitals, news, standards by sally

‘A scandal-hit NHS trust where dozens of deaths are being investigated in order to protect mothers and babies has seen the number of cases of alleged poor care more than double to 215.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th November 2018

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Ep. 49: The Importance of Informed Consent in Clinical Negligence – Law Pod UK

Posted November 13th, 2018 in birth, consent, health, human rights, negligence, news, pregnancy, women by sally

‘Emma-Louise Fenelon talks with Suzanne White, the head of clinical negligence at Leigh Day Solicitors, about recent developments with regards to women’s rights in healthcare and informed consent in the context of childbirth.’

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Law Pod UK, 12th November 2018

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Shropshire baby deaths hospital trust in special measures – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2018 in birth, children, hospitals, news, standards by tracey

‘A hospital trust being investigated over baby deaths and subject to repeated warnings over patient safety across two sites has been put into special measures.’

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BBC News, 8th November 2018

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Ep. 48: Clinical Guidelines in Clinical Negligence Cases – Law Pod UK

Posted November 2nd, 2018 in birth, hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news by sally

‘Emma-Louise Fenelon talks with Pritesh Rathod about the significance of clinical guidelines in his clinical negligence practice and recent controversy involving maternal choice caesareans, Montgomery and relevant NICE Guidelines.’

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Law Pod UK, 1st November 2018

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Inspectors sent in to protect mothers and babies at scandal-hit Shrewsbury and Telford hospitals – Daily Telegraph

‘Health watchdogs have been sent into a scandal-hit hospital trust where dozens of deaths are being investigated in order to protect mothers and babies. The Care Quality Commission said it was taking “urgent action to protect people” at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust after a snap inspection found that doctors were failing to spot worrying symptoms on baby scans.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd October 2018

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Scores of cases of alleged poor care on Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Trust maternity unit to be reviewed – The Independent

Posted September 20th, 2018 in birth, duty of care, hospitals, midwives, news by tracey

‘More than 100 cases of alleged poor care are reportedly set to be reviewed at a beleaguered maternity unit.’

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The Independent, 20th September 2018

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Scandal-hit NHS Trust faces calls for wider investigation into deaths on maternity unit – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 31st, 2018 in birth, children, hospitals, inquiries, news by tracey

‘A scandal-hit trust is facing calls for a wider probe into dozens of deaths at a hospital’s maternity unit, it was reported last night.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st August 2018

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Cardiotocography: An Introduction – No. 5 Chambers

Posted August 7th, 2018 in birth, evidence, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

‘Cardiotocography traces form a central piece of documentary evidence in litigation related to adverse perinatal outcomes, which are alleged to have arisen due to events that took place during the labour and/or delivery of the baby. Cardiotocography is therefore an important element to get to grips with for any practitioner when working on birth injury cases. Errors in electronic‏ fetal heart rate monitoring or cardiotocography are a‏ common theme in such cases with injuries to the baby‏ including cerebral palsy, stillbirth and scarring and injuries‏ to the mother including damage to the mother’s perineum‏ or vagina resulting in disability which limits sexual‏ intercourse, lack of control of bladder/bowel function‏ and of course psychological or psychiatric sequelae.‏ A recent review by NHS Resolution in September 2017‏ found that 32 out of the 50 cerebral palsy cases looked‏ at, involved errors of cardiotocography interpretation.‏ This article is a beginner’s guide to cardiotocography for‏ application in medical negligence cases.’‏ ‏

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No. 5 Chambers, 31st July 2018

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12-year-old girl who became child model despite cerebral palsy awarded £15m by NHS in compensation – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 18th, 2018 in birth, compensation, hospitals, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘A 12-year-old girl who has forged a child modelling career despite suffering severe cerebral palsy since her birth has won over £15 million in NHS compensation.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th July 2018

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Morecambe Bay: Nurse and midwife regulator apologises for failing families who lost children in scandal – The Independent

Posted July 18th, 2018 in birth, children, hospitals, midwives, news, nurses, select committees by tracey

‘The families of children who died because of major care failures by the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, have received an apology from the body meant to protect patients and the public from unsafe nurses and midwives.’

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The Independent, 17th July 2018

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Doctor can return to work after causing decapitation of baby in mother’s womb, tribunal rules – The Independent

‘A doctor who caused a baby to be decapitated during birth has been cleared of misconduct and can return to work.’

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The Independent, 6th June 2018

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