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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Bounty pregnancy club fined £400,000 over data handling – BBC News

Posted April 15th, 2019 in data protection, fines, news, pregnancy by michael

‘The fine was issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in what it said was an “unprecedented” case.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2019

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Female lawyers speak out over pregnancy discrimination – Legal Futures

Posted April 11th, 2019 in legal executives, news, pregnancy, sex discrimination by sally

‘The personal experience of chartered legal executives shows that more needs to be done to stop pregnant women and new mothers being “punished” by employers, their representative body has argued.’

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Legal Futures, 11th 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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What’s in a name? High Court considers anonymity order in sensitive claim – UK Human Rights Blog

‘The Claimant became pregnant in 2012 but, tragically, the baby died in utero and was stillborn in May 2013. The Claimant claimed damages to represent the loss of the pregnancy and also for a psychiatric injury which she suffered due to the stillbirth.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 14th March 2019

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Surrogacy and HFEA update: February 2019 – Family Law

‘Andrew Powell, barrister, 4 Paper Buildings, considers recent developments relating to surrogacy law, including new guidance, as well as recent cases.’

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Family Law, 1st March 2019

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Part 1 – Surrogacy and legal parentage: let intentionality prevail – Family Law

‘In this new 2-part series, Mavis Amonoo-Acquah, a barrister at Lamb Building Chambers, discusses issues surrounding Surrogacy Law, Legal Parentage and proposed reform, in light of Californian Law precedents.’

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Family Law, 1st March 2019

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Shamima Begum: IS runaway teen ‘could face prosecution in UK’ – BBC News

Posted February 15th, 2019 in children, families, Islam, news, pregnancy, prosecutions, terrorism by sally

‘A British woman who ran away to Syria as a schoolgirl to join the Islamic State group has been told she could face prosecution if she returns home.’

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BBC News, 14th February 2019

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Mother is no longer gender-specific term, government lawyers say – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 15th, 2019 in children, families, gender, news, pregnancy, transgender persons, women by sally

‘Mother is no longer a gender-specific term that applies only to women, lawyers on behalf of the Government have said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th February 2019

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Opinion – My womb is my bond: Why every surrogacy arrangement should incorporate a contract – Family Law

Posted February 11th, 2019 in children, contracts, families, human rights, news, parental rights, pregnancy, surrogacy by tracey

‘Researcher Rachel Cooper, who recently completed an MA in medical law at King’s College London, argues that every surrogacy arrangement should incorporate a contract.’

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Family Law, 11th February 2019

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Driver jailed after mother lost unborn baby in Somerton crash – BBC News

‘A driver who caused a crash in which a mother lost her unborn child has been jailed for more than three years.’

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BBC News, 25th January 2019

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Women still have to use their frozen eggs in 10 years – or lose them. Why? – The Guardian

Posted January 28th, 2019 in assisted reproduction, news, pregnancy, time limits by sally

‘The original legal time limit may have been related to technology, but that has changed now, and so should the law.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2019

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Pregnant women to get more job protection – BBC News

Posted January 25th, 2019 in maternity leave, news, paternity leave, pregnancy, redundancy by tracey

‘Pregnant women and parents returning to work will receive greater protection from redundancy under new plans. The government proposes extending legal protection against redundancy for pregnant women for six months after they return to work.’

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BBC News, 24th January 2019

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London man jailed for murdering pregnant partner with scissors – The Guardian

Posted January 11th, 2019 in domestic violence, murder, news, pregnancy, sentencing by sally

‘A man who fatally stabbed his heavily pregnant girlfriend with a pair of scissors has been jailed for life.’

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The Guardian, 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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Services at scandal-hit Shrewsbury and Telford hospitals ‘inadequate’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 29th, 2018 in codes of practice, hospitals, news, ombudsmen, pregnancy, standards by tracey

‘A hospital trust at the centre of a maternity care scandal has been criticised by health inspectors in a new report.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th November 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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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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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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