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Addressing fear culture in maternity services critical to preventing birth injuries

The Morecambe Bay maternity scandal came to light in 2015. Sadly since then, three investigations are underway into the care delivered in three NHS Trusts across England and Wales. It has been reported by an independent panel reviewing maternity units across the NHS, that staff in some Trusts are frightened to report concerning issues. Reportedly, … Read more Addressing fear culture in maternity services critical to preventing birth injuries

Birth injury solicitors recognised as leading expert

The catastrophic birth injury team of solicitors led by Diane Rostron has been ranked as a leading firm in the 2021 edition of Legal 500. The team has secured in excess of £40 million worth of compensation for families in south Wales, Lancashire and Cheshire in the past 12 months alone, and has been ranked … Read more Birth injury solicitors recognised as leading expert

Making a birth injury claim – what you need to know

Making the decision as a family to pursue a birth injury claim following a serious incident that is believed to have been preventable often follows frustrated attempts to receive an acknowledgement and answers from the hospital responsible. In some cases, it may be some time before it is realised that a baby is not meeting … Read more Making a birth injury claim – what you need to know

Shrewsbury maternity scandal leads to inquiry into NHS maternity safety

With a current count of almost 1,900 cases in the inquiry into Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust’s maternity care, a police investigation has been commissioned (30th June 2020). This investigation could see the institution or specific individuals facing criminal charges for medical negligence.   The extremity of this failure has brought to light an … Read more Shrewsbury maternity scandal leads to inquiry into NHS maternity safety

Leading birth injuries solicitor grows Court of Protection team

Birth injuries solicitor and Court of Protection deputy Diane Rostron has appointed Alison Battersby as legal executive to assist the team’s clients following successful £multi-million settlements.

ITV News Wales, 15 November 2019

Diane Rostron talked to ITV News Wales after successfully securing £17.9 million for a South Wales family following a preventable birth injury at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital. The family had complained direct to the hospital following the incident in 2012 but their complaint was not upheld. The hospital conducted its own Serious Case Review but concluded that no mistakes had taken place. We represented the family and legal action resulted in liability being admitted and much needed compensation to cover their child’s extensive care needs for life.

Seven year old child with cerebral palsy awarded £17.9 million

The High Court has approved a medical negligence claim today, Friday 15th November, for a seven- year-old child from South Wales who suffered a significant avoidable brain injury at birth which has led to cerebral palsy and other permanent disabilities. The incident took place in 2012 at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital run by the Cwm … Read more Seven year old child with cerebral palsy awarded £17.9 million

Cerebral palsy due to medical negligence – one family’s journey

Our team specialises in complex birth injuries and many of our clients come to us when they suspect or know that their child’s cerebral palsy was due to medical negligence. We recently secured a £multi-million settlement for a family who found themselves in this situation and talked to mum Pauline* about her family’s journey: “My … Read more Cerebral palsy due to medical negligence – one family’s journey