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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

Listening to families about the care provided at the Cwm Taf maternity services

The current stream of news highlighting serious issues in maternity services in England and Wales is a real worry for those planning to start or grow their family. What began as a seemingly isolated issue when the Morecambe Bay maternity scandal was exposed in 2015, has since transpired to be a more widespread and complex … Read more Listening to families about the care provided at the Cwm Taf maternity services

Everything you need to know about cerebral palsy compensation

What it is and why you may be entitled to cerebral palsy compensation Cerebral palsy, or CP, is a complicated lifelong condition leading to wide ranging complex physical and mental support needs. In some cases, the condition is a result of inadequate medical care provided before, during or just after a child’s birth. Medical care … Read more Everything you need to know about cerebral palsy compensation

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