Child Birth Compensation Claims

Donna Ockenden ‘Delighted’ to Lead Review of ‘Inadequate’ Nottingham Maternity – ‘Immense Relief’ for Families

NHS England has confirmed that Donna Ockenden will chair a new independent review into maternity services at Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) Trust. NUH runs both the Nottingham City Hospital and the Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC). The senior midwife-led an inquiry that found over 200 babies at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust could have survived with
Black Women and Giving Birth: Survey Reports Negative Maternity Experiences ‘Far Outweighed’ the Positive

Black, non-white, and mixed ethnicity backgrounds consistently face inequalities in health care, recent research has revealed. Studies have highlighted that women, who identify as black or of black mixed heritage, report negative experiences with healthcare professionals – more often than their white peers. These experiences are often grounded in racial biases that impact their health
IVF ‘Miracle Baby’ Died Following ‘Gross Failure’ at Sheffield Hospital

A coroner ruled that failings at Sheffield Teaching Hospital’s Jessop Wing maternity unit contributed to the death of 2-day-old baby Cassian Curry. Cassian, who was described as a “true miracle” by his parents, was born prematurely at 28 weeks on 3 April 2021, weighing just 750 grams (1lb 10oz). An inquest into his death concluded
Baby Died of Bacterial Meningitis Following ‘Individual and Systemic Failures’ at the Royal Bolton Hospital

An inquest has concluded that a twin baby who died of a bacterial infection would have survived if not for “a gross failure to provide basic medical care” at the Royal Boston Hospital. Twins Kingsley and Princess Olasupo were born prematurely at 35 weeks, to Tunde Olasupo and Nicola Daley, on 8 April 2019. Kingsley
“Undoubted failings” by Nottingham City Hospital Led to Baby’s Death

Edward (Teddy) Errington-Rozkalns was born on November 23, 2020 at Nottingham City Hospital but sadly died the following day. Kim Errington (Teddy’s mother) was discharged from the hospital and returned home with Teddy she noticed that Teddy’s body was an abnormal colour as she placed him in his cot. Jason Rozkalns (Teddy’s father) performed CPR
Kim Huggins Speaks to Libby Purves @ Times Radio: The Ockenden Report and Maternity Negligence

Devonshires Claims · The Ockenden Report: Kim Huggins Speaks to Libby Purves on Times Radio Breakfast Libby Discussion with Libby Purves OBE of Times Radio, March 31, 2022 Transcript: Libby: Now the long battle by individuals to get an investigation into maternity services. Not only at the disgraceful Shrewsbury and Telford NHS trust, which was
The Worst Maternity Scandal in NHS History: The Ockenden Report is Finally Published

The Independent Review of Maternity Services at the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (“the Trust”) began in the summer of 2017 and was originally requested by the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt, MP, the then Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, and commissioned by NHS Improvement (NHSI), to examine 23 cases of concern
Woman Dies During Childbirth at Basildon University Hospital

Following the recent death of a woman during childbirth, Basildon University Hospital has launched an investigation. A spokesman for Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, which manages the hospital, said: “Our condolences go out to the family in this very sad case, as it is currently under investigation, we are unable to make further
New Damning Report Unearths Widespread Ethnic Inequality in NHS, Calls for Comprehensive Steps to Tackle It

The review titled “Ethnic Inequalities in Healthcare: A Rapid Evidence Review” (published 14 February 2022), highlights the vast failings in the healthcare systems affecting ethnic minority patients in the country. The review was ordered by the NHS Race and Health Observatory, an independent organisation established in 2020 to investigate inequalities in healthcare. It found what
Baby Born With Cerebral Palsy Due to Mistakes Made by Midwives at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

BBC News has highlighted the issues of birth injuries due to maternity care failings following a clinical negligence claim against Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The article covers the story of Megan, born in 2010 with cerebral palsy, after mum, Sarah, was persistently dismissed by the midwives at the Hospital prior to the birth.
Nottingham Maternity Negligence: Baby Death Was Preventable

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) has made what is believed to be a record-breaking settlement following a medical negligence case involving the trust’s maternity unit at Nottingham City Hospital. The story was reported by the BBC. Sarah and Jack Hawkins received a £2.8 million pay-out following the stillbirth of their daughter, Harriet, in 2016.
Maternity Negligence Scandals in the NHS: 20 Years of Claims

A dangerous time for both mother and child, in the past childbirth could cause as much anxiety as it did celebration. When the NHS was founded, there was close to a 1-in-25 chance a baby would be stillborn or die within the first week after birth. That figure has improved remarkably, and the risk of
National Investigation into Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring During Labour

A child who suffers a neurological injury due to the failure in identifying and responding to fetal distress may be entitled to claim compensation for medical negligence. Safety issues affecting fetal heart rate monitoring include the unavailability of the monitoring equipment, an inability to understand the equipment, and misinterpretation of the fetal heart rate. The
124 Questionable Baby Deaths in 7 years: East Kent Hospitals University Trust Investigated for a Possible Cover-Up

East Kent Hospital University Trust maternity services are run from two of its major hospitals, the William Harvey in Ashford and the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in Margate and support over 750,000 residents. The Trust is currently being investigated for the death of 15 babies amid accusations of covering up sudden and avoidable baby
Family Awarded £37 Million in the Largest NHS Maternity Negligence Claim

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has agreed to a settlement of £37 million after admitting fault in one of the largest medical negligence compensation claims against the NHS. The victim, a child,  was left brain-damaged following incompetence during the delivery by the medical staff. The large payout comes amid calls for a national
Maternity Negligence in England: Are Birth Injuries More Common Than We Realise?

West Mercia Police launched an investigation in to maternity negligence at two Shropshire hospitals on July 1 2020. The investigation will focus on an alleged 40 year history of baby and maternal negligence and will assess 1200 cases.  In November 2019, A leaked interim report from a review, noted the death of 42 babies and
Police Inquiry Launched into Shropshire Maternity Negligence Scandal

On July 1 2020 West Mercia Police opened a criminal inquiry to investigate failings at two Shropshire hospitals where a number of newborns and mothers died. Described as “Britain’s biggest maternity scandal”, the investigation will focus on two hospitals run by the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust – the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and Princess Royal
Why the Maternity Safety Training Fund Needs to be Reinstated

Everyone would agree that pregnant women, new mothers, and their babies should receive the highest standard of care. Unfortunately, that is often not the case. When maternity staff are not properly trained, mothers and their children suffer. What is the Maternity Safety Training Fund? In order to make sure that women and their newborn children
More women should be advised of the risks of placenta complications

The risk of complications arising from the placenta (also known as afterbirth) has increased.

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