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£6.3 million settlement approved following alleged preventable birth injury in Blackpool

The High Court in London has approved a £6.3 million settlement today, Monday 29th March, following an alleged preventable birth injury at the Blackpool Victoria Hospital more than 30 years ago. It was argued that the hospital failed to recognise that a caesarian section was the least risky option for the safety of both mother … Read more £6.3 million settlement approved following alleged preventable birth injury in Blackpool

My baby suffered a birth injury several years ago, can I still make a claim for compensation?

When a serious birth injury has occurred leading to catastrophic lifelong injuries, such as brain damage resulting in cerebral palsy, there is no time limit to starting a claim for compensation if the child has lost mental capacity as a consequence. Our team of complex birth injury experts recently secured a settlement estimated to be … Read more My baby suffered a birth injury several years ago, can I still make a claim for compensation?

Being heard after a serious birth injury

We talked to Wales This Week recently about the maternity services delivered at the Royal Glamorgan and Prince Charles hospitals, run by the Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board, which were placed into special measures in 2019. The programme included testimony from families affected by the death of their baby or catastrophic birth injuries while … Read more Being heard after a serious birth injury

Addressing fear culture in maternity services critical to preventing birth injuries in 2021

The Morecambe Bay maternity scandal came to light in 2015. Sadly since then, three investigations have been launched into the care delivered in three NHS Trusts across England and Wales. The coronavirus pandemic placed the NHS in the spotlight with a greater appreciation felt for our free national health service however, fear has been identified … Read more Addressing fear culture in maternity services critical to preventing birth injuries in 2021

£multi-million settlement approved for South Wales child with extensive life limiting injuries

The High Court has approved an £8 million settlement for a seven-year-old child today, Monday 11th January, during a virtual hearing following a serious birth injury in 2013 at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant, South Wales. The hospital, run by the Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board, has admitted liability for failing to follow … Read more £multi-million settlement approved for South Wales child with extensive life limiting injuries

£Multi-million settlement approved for birth injury more than 30 years ago

The High Court has approved a £multi-million settlement following an alleged preventable birth injury which occurred more than three decades ago at The Cumberland Hospital in Cumbria. The virtual hearing heard how the claimant, now 32 years old, had been failed by the hospital before, during and just after birth in 1988 and as a … Read more £Multi-million settlement approved for birth injury more than 30 years ago

Preston family receive £5 million settlement following avoidable birth injury

Our client believed that their child’s significant birth injury, amongst other disabilities, was one of those things. A chance conversation a year after the birth of their child led to them questioning the quality of care provided. We were delighted to secure a £5 million settlement for the family providing peace of mind that their … Read more Preston family receive £5 million settlement following avoidable birth injury

£5 million settlement approved following an alleged brain injury hours after birth at the Royal Preston Hospital

The High Court has approved a medical negligence settlement of £5 million today, Monday 7th December, for a child who allegedly suffered a serious brain injury just hours after their birth at a hospital run by the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2009. The virtual hearing heard how the child had been born … Read more £5 million settlement approved following an alleged brain injury hours after birth at the Royal Preston Hospital

Medical negligence leads to £multi-million settlement following a treatable leg fracture

We recently secured nearly £5 million compensation for a client who suffered an avoidable below the knee amputation following a football injury. He was admitted to hospital after fracturing his calf and shin after a bad tackle. Surgery took place with wire and a metal plate inserted to help repair the fracture. Over the following … Read more Medical negligence leads to £multi-million settlement following a treatable leg fracture