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
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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
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
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. For families who suspect that their baby may have sustained a preventable injury at birth and are considering whether to pursue
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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.
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.
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.
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