Trust pays out over twins’ deaths – BBC News

Posted March 6th, 2009 in birth, compensation, hospitals, negligence, news by sally

“A Worcestershire woman whose twin girls were stillborn after ‘warning signs’ of medical problems were missed has won compensation from an NHS trust.”

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BBC News, 5th March 2009

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Corby council accused in first birth defects case since thalidomide – The Times

Posted February 16th, 2009 in birth, industrial injuries, negligence, news, pollution by sally

“A council was today accused of causing birth defects to 18 babies after its redevelopment of a gigantic former steelworks was allegedly marred by negligence, greed and nepotism. ”

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The Times, 16th February 2009

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Brain damaged man wins £5m payout – BBC News

Posted November 4th, 2008 in birth, damages, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

“A man who suffered brain damage at his birth in 1970 is to receive a compensation package which could add up to more than £5m.”

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BBC News, 3rd November 2008

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Brain-damaged man could receive more than £5m – The Independent

Posted November 3rd, 2008 in birth, damages, negligence, news, personal injuries by sally

“A man who suffered brain damage at birth 37 years ago today settled his medical negligence claim for a compensation package which could be worth more than £5 million.”

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The Independent, 3rd November 2008

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Mother sues hospital over caesarian birth without pain relief – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 1st, 2008 in birth, hospitals, news, personal injuries by sally

“Sarah Carberry, 27, was given an epidural injection but claims it failed to work and she suffered 40 minutes of agony.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st September 2008

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Ban on fathers collecting stem-cell blood at births – The Times

Posted May 1st, 2008 in birth, human tissue, news by sally

“New rules for the collection of cord blood have triggered a row between the Human Tissue Authority and Virgin Health Bank (VHB), a private company involved in the process.”

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The Times, 1st May 2008

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Thalidomide compensation demanded – BBC News

Posted April 21st, 2008 in birth, medicines, news, personal injuries by sally

“Dozens of people born with deformities due to the drug thalidomide have demanded compensation from the company that invented the drug 50 years ago.”

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BBC News, 18th April 2008

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Brain-damaged woman clears way for victims to sue over baby scandal – The Times

Posted March 14th, 2008 in birth, hospitals, negligence, news by sally

“Families of patients with severe brain damage after heart surgery as children are preparing to sue the NHS after a profoundly disabled woman won her case for compensation in the wake of the Bristol heart babies scandal.”

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The Times, 14th March 2008

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Brain damage boy awarded £5.4m – BBC News

Posted February 27th, 2008 in birth, damages, hospitals, negligence, news by sally

“A ‘sparky young man’ who suffered serious brain damage at birth has been awarded £5.4m in damages.”

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BBC News, 27th February 2008

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Woman whose family history was overlooked died while giving birth – The Times

Posted January 9th, 2008 in birth, inquests, medical treatment, news by sally

“A woman died while giving birth after a clerical error left her without specialist medical care, despite both her mother and her aunt having been killed by the same rare condition at exactly the same age, an inquest was told yesterday.”

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The Times, 9th January 2008

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Disabled teenager wins £5.5m compensation – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 18th, 2007 in birth, compensation, disabled persons, negligence, news by sally

“A teenager from West Bromwich was awarded a compensation package of nearly £5.5 million today after a series of failures during his birth left him severely disabled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th October 2007

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Labour in crisis: staff shortages blamed for £665m payout in birth errors – The Independent

Posted October 8th, 2007 in birth, midwives, negligence, news by sally

“Childbirth is claimed to be safer than ever. Yet the price paid by the NHS for deliveries going catastrophically wrong has risen 59 per cent to £259m – enough to fund the consultants and midwives needed to save thousands of babies and mothers from harm.”

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The Independent, 8th October 2007

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NHS is facing £4.5bn compensation bill over babies damaged at birth by hospital “blunders” – The Observer

Posted September 24th, 2007 in birth, compensation, doctors, midwives, negligence, news by sally

“The NHS is facing £4.5bn in compensation claims over alleged blunders by midwives and doctors that have left babies suffering severe brain damage, The Observer can reveal.”

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The Observer, 23rd September 2007

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/