Baby in Alessandra Pacchieri forced caesarean case adopted – The Guardian

Posted April 16th, 2014 in adoption, birth, children, consent, Court of Protection, Italy, mental health, news by tracey

‘The daughter of an Italian woman who had a forced caesarean section while in the UK has been adopted by “good and loving people”, the country’s top family judge has announced.’

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The Guardian, 15th April 2014

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FGM: Top gynaecologist hits out at ‘political’ prosecution for female genital mutilation – The Independent

‘Has the DPP picked the right target for a landmark legal case against a barbaric medical practice? Jeremy Laurance talks to Dr Katrina Erskine.’

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The Independent, 24th March 2014

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Poor care ‘resulted in North Yorkshire baby’s death’ – BBC News

Posted March 21st, 2014 in birth, hospitals, midwives, news, standards by sally

‘A hospital has admitted failings in medical care and poor communication resulted in a child being stillborn.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2014

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Heavily pregnant immigrant carrying dead child wouldn’t seek help as she was afraid she’d have to pay NHS under ‘health tourism’ rules – The Independent

Posted March 21st, 2014 in birth, health, immigration, news, pregnancy by sally

‘A heavily pregnant immigrant thought to be carrying a dead, unborn child was too afraid to seek medical help in the UK after being told she would have to pay the NHS thousands of pounds to remove the foetus, the High Court has heard.’

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The Independent, 20th March 2014

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Ombudsman report into Joshua Titcombe death finds pain was inflicted by ‘inappropriate emails’ – The Independent

Posted February 28th, 2014 in birth, complaints, electronic mail, hospitals, midwives, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘“Inappropriate” emails sent by staff at an NHS trust caused offence and distress to a family who had already lost their baby because of avoidable lapses in his care, the health service ombudsman has said.’

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The Independent, 27th February 2014

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Judge orders mentally ill woman to have forced caesarean – Daily Telegraph

‘ A High Court judge has given doctors permission to perform an urgent caesarean section on a mentally-ill woman with diabetes. The woman was delivered of a baby boy within hours of Mr Justice Hayden giving specialists at the Royal Free London NHS Trust approval for the procedure, following a five-hour hearing at the Court of Protection.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st February 2014

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Sir James Munby: Caesarean mother case shows need for “radical change” in family courts – Daily Telegraph

‘The case of a mother whose baby was taken away following an enforced caesarean is an “irrefutable demonstration of the pressing need for radical change” in the family courts, senior judge says.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2013

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Pregnant woman with ‘very severe’ mental health problems could be forced to have Caesarean – The Independent

Posted December 12th, 2013 in birth, Court of Protection, medical treatment, mental health, news by sally

‘A pregnant woman with “very severe” mental health problems could be forcibly sedated and have her baby delivered via Caesarean section against her will if the need arose, a High Court Judge has ruled.’

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The Independent, 11th December 2013

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The mother, the C-section baby and ‘secret British court’: a secrecy scandal – or the birth of a scare story? – The Independent

‘The first grim details published about Alessandra Pacchieri’s brief stay in Britain were, as one commentator put it, “the stuff of nightmares”.
Over the past few days, however, a different story has emerged. Transcripts of judgments relating to the case have now been made public and they reveal the nuances behind the apparently callous decisions of judges.’

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The Independent, 6th December 2013

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Judge who ordered mentally ill pregnant woman to undergo Caesarian birth insists that decision was in her best interests – The Independent

Posted December 5th, 2013 in birth, judgments, medical treatment, mental health, news by sally

‘The judge who ordered a mentally ill pregnant woman to undergo a Caesarian section instead of a natural birth insisted that it was in her best interests.’

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The Independent, 4th December 2013

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“Forced” C-section case – what we know now – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Reports of a C-section being forcibly carried out on a woman that came to light in the mainstream press this past weekend have quickly made international news.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 3rd December 2013

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Lessons learned from the ‘Forced C-section’ case – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted December 3rd, 2013 in birth, care orders, Court of Protection, media, news, social services by sally

‘Journalist Christopher Booker reported in Saturday’s Telegraph that an Italian woman was forced by Essex County Council social services to have a cesarean section, and then had her baby taken away from her – all sanctioned by the Court of Protection.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 3rd December 2013

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Forced caesarean was carried out ‘because of risks to mother and child’ – The Guardian

‘The council at the centre of a row over an Italian woman who was given a forced caesarean section and then had her baby taken from her said the decision was taken over concerns about the “risks to mother and child”.’

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The Guardian, 2nd December 2013

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Child taken from womb by social services – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 2nd, 2013 in birth, care orders, mental health, news, social services by sally

‘Essex social services have obtained a court order against a woman that allowed her to be forcibly sedated and for her child to be taken from her womb by caesarean section.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th November 2013

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Mother’s long fight for brain damaged son’s care – BBC News

Posted November 14th, 2013 in birth, compensation, hospitals, news, personal injuries by tracey

“A mother who has been fighting for justice for nearly three decades after her son was born disabled following errors by hospital staff, says she is still haunted by the whole episode.”

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BBC News, 14th November 2013

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Hospital settles Stafford mother’s poor care claim – BBC News

Posted September 11th, 2013 in birth, compensation, hospitals, medical treatment, news, standards by tracey

“A six-figure settlement has been agreed for a woman who suffered life-changing injuries caused by mistakes when she gave birth at Stafford Hospital.”

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BBC News, 11th September 2013

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Watchdog to act over firms who bombard new mothers with marketing material on NHS maternity wards – The Independent

Posted August 5th, 2013 in advertising, birth, codes of practice, hospitals, news, ombudsmen, pregnancy, privacy by sally

“Health watchdogs will be given powers to take action against hospitals that allow private companies to roam NHS maternity wards bombarding mothers with marketing material, The Independent on Sunday can reveal.”

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The Independent, 4th August 2013

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£8.5m payout for boy whose brain was damaged in ‘catalogue of errors’ – The Independent

Posted April 18th, 2013 in birth, compensation, hospitals, news, personal injuries by sally

“A seven-year-old boy who suffered catastrophic brain damage after a ‘catalogue of errors’ at his birth is to receive a compensation package worth £8.5 million.”

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The Independent, 18th April 2013

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Boy left brain damaged at birth wins £7.1m compensation – The Guardian

Posted January 10th, 2013 in birth, compensation, hospitals, medical treatment, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

“A teenage boy who was left brain-damaged at birth has been awarded £7.1m damages after a 14-year legal battle by his mother against the hospital responsible.”

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The Guardian, 9th January 2013

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Junior staff are ‘missing complications’ during birth leading to billions of pounds worth of claims – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 26th, 2012 in birth, hospitals, negligence, news, personal injuries by tracey

“Senior staff and consultants must be available on the labour wards 24 hours a day in order to supervise junior doctors and midwives and reduce mistakes, said the report from the NHS Litigation Authority.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th October 2012

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