‘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
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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 has
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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
Blackpool based birth injuries specialist Diane Rostron has been ranked in the 2020 Legal 500 directory which recognises the top lawyers in the UK. Ranked
Failing to monitor both mother and baby carefully during labour and delays of just a few minutes in taking the appropriate medical action can mean the difference between a perfectly healthy baby, and one that is devastatingly injured. When a family suffers an avoidable birth injury before, during, or just after birth, the effects last a lifetime. Read our piece on the Shropshire Star.
When our specialist team is approached for support, our clients are broken following a devastating incident of medical negligence. Their pain is further compounded in the knowledge that what happened should and could have been avoided. Transparency from the medical professionals involved is vital to help affected families start to heal. Read more in our piece on Shropshirelive.com.