Patient safety in crisis

Maternity issues are now one of the biggest challenges facing hospitals in England and Wales. Failings in medical care in maternity units across the country are coming to light as serious patient safety concerns, many of which have been exposed as dating back for decades, are being identified. The recently reported incidents of avoidable harm … Read more

Everything you need to know about stillbirth claims

Losing a baby as a result of a stillbirth is devastating and traumatic. Stillbirth incidents occur in one in every 250 births in England according to the NHS. Some stillbirths cannot be explained, nor prevented. These incidents may have occurred because of complications such as the baby having a genetic physical defect, complications with the … Read more

A guide to birth injury compensation claims

Taking legal action is often a last resort, however, for families affected by suspected medical negligence, birth injury compensation claims are the only way to ensure that their child’s complex needs are met. UK law in relation to medical errors is fault based. This means that families who suspect that their child’s significant injuries could … Read more

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

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

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