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Blackpool solicitor recognised in industry league table

Blackpool based Diane Rostron has been recognised in the annual The Legal 500 UK rankings as one of the leading clinical negligence teams in the North West. Specialising in catastrophic brain injuries at birth, the team has once again been ranked alongside significantly larger law firms in the highly competitive category. The Legal 500 UK … Read more Blackpool solicitor recognised in industry league table

Neonatal death compensation – your rights

Planning a family is an exciting time and the UK is considered one of the safest places in the world to give birth. For a comparatively small number of families however, what should be a very special time turns into every parent’s worst nightmare and the unthinkable happens. How common are neonatal deaths? Losing a … Read more Neonatal death compensation – your rights

Instructing the right cerebral palsy solicitors for your family

Cerebral palsy is a complex condition that can impact both cognitive and physical function and will affect each individual differently. In some cases, cerebral palsy can be caused by a preventable incident before, during or just after the birth of a child. In these circumstances, choosing the right cerebral palsy solicitors can be a minefield … Read more Instructing the right cerebral palsy solicitors for your family

What to do if you suspect a birth injury

It can take some time before a birth injury is suspected. As a child develops, they may miss key developmental milestones or display other symptoms indicating that a serious injury may have occurred before, during or just after their birth. A significant injury at birth may lead to brain damage, the effects of which can … Read more What to do if you suspect a birth injury

Could my child’s cerebral palsy have been prevented?

Cerebral palsy is a complex condition and may, in some cases, have been caused by an injury suffered before, during or just after birth. If the child suffered oxygen deprivation during this critical period as a result of delays in their delivery, or other medical errors during the pregnancy and birth, it could be the … Read more Could my child’s cerebral palsy have been prevented?

Listening to instincts following a suspected birth injury

Every mother knows her own body and knows if something does not feel right during pregnancy and birth. Birth injury red flags may include not being listened to by medical staff when raising concerns, or not having these concerns taken seriously. Worrying signs of panic during the delivery of the baby or actions such as … Read more Listening to instincts following a suspected birth injury

£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. Historic birth injury claims Our team of complex birth injury experts recently secured a … 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