Our team specialises in complex birth injuries and many of our clients come to us when they suspect or know that their child’s cerebral palsy was due to medical negligence. We recently secured a £multi-million settlement for a family who found themselves in this situation and talked to mum Pauline*
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Cerebral palsy affects an estimated one in every 400 babies born in the UK and may be caused by damage to the brain which occurs before, during or just after birth. The term CP describes a group of conditions affecting an individual’s movement and co-ordination with every individual affected in
Research published in PLoS Medicine in September 2019 found that once a woman had delivered a baby via a caesarean section, subsequent births were safer for mother and baby if a c-section was repeated rather than attempting a natural birth. According to the study, which looked at 74,000 births in
Families who have suffered as a result of medical negligence need an apology from the professionals involved to help with their healing as they cope with the devastating aftermath. All NHS patients are entitled to openness and transparency following a preventable incident as medical staff have a statutory Duty of
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We were deeply saddened to represent another family who suffered a loss due to Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s failure to treat sepsis in line with national guidelines. The same coroner who found the hospital’s neglect contributed to this client’s death, made the same finding almost exactly one year ago for another of our clients.
Leading birth injuries solicitor Diane Rostron comments on the announcement made today (30th April 2019) that the maternity services managed by the Cwm Taf University