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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

Improving quality of life for a child with cerebral palsy in 2021

Life for the parents of a child with cerebral palsy is changed forever and life for a child with cerebral palsy can often be very different from that of many of their peers. Although it can be upsetting to learn your child has cerebral palsy, there are many supportive organisations and information available online to … Read more Improving quality of life for a child with cerebral palsy in 2021

Pursuing a birth injury claim – what you need to know in 2021

It may take some time for a significant birth injury to be discovered. In some cases, the resulting injuries may not be apparent, or fully understood, for some years. The ongoing health pandemic in 2021 means that families with children who have suffered a birth injury may not receive the support they need to meet … Read more Pursuing a birth injury claim – what you need to know in 2021

Coping with cerebral palsy during the 2021 lockdown

The ongoing health pandemic, and subsequent lockdown, is a challenging period for everyone. For families coping with cerebral palsy, the hardship of protecting their family while also managing continued therapies and complex care needs on their own brings its own set of added difficulties. We talked to one family about how they were coping with … Read more Coping with cerebral palsy during the 2021 lockdown

Pattern of preventable birth injuries placing mothers and babies at continued risk in 2021

Significant maternity failings are being exposed in different parts of the country including East Kent, Shrewsbury and Telford and parts of South Wales. As the NHS enters 2021 still managing overwhelming numbers of Covid-19 patients, historic, and ongoing, maternity failings are being investigated. It was recently reported that dozens of babies had died unnecessarily at … Read more Pattern of preventable birth injuries placing mothers and babies at continued risk in 2021

What is a wrongful birth, and can I claim compensation in 2021?

‘Wrongful birth’ is a legal term for compensation claims that result due to the birth of a child either in circumstances where a vasectomy or sterilisation has failed, or when medical professionals have neglected to detect a serious physical or cognitive disability which may have led to a termination had the parents been fully informed. … Read more What is a wrongful birth, and can I claim compensation in 2021?