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  • Cerebral Palsy due to Clinical Negligence

    27 October 2017

    ​B’s mother was expecting her first baby. Labour progressed routinely and she went into hospital. Suddenly, there was a panic. B was delivered in a very poor condition and had to be resuscitated. B’s mum lost a huge amount of blood and had to be taken into the operating theatre to save her life. She had suffered from a placental abruption, which is a real medical emergency. Fortunately both mother and baby survived – but B had suffered loss of oxygen to his brain and was later diagnosed with cerebral palsy.…

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  • Twin Pregnancies and Cerebral Palsy

    26 October 2017

    We have been instructed in several cases where twin pregnancies have been negligently mismanaged and where one twin ended up with brain damage resulting in cerebral palsy. Multiple pregnancies carry extra risk for both mother and baby. This means that extra care needs to be taken, experienced doctors need to be involved and there should be additional monitoring.…

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  • Brain Injury at Birth Due to Clinical Negligence

    20 October 2017

    ​W’s mother was right at the end of her first pregnancy when the baby stopped kicking. She went to the hospital. The midwife hooked her up to a CTG and reassured her all was well. So she went home. The next day the baby still had not moved. A good friend told W’s mum that this really was not right and urged her to return to the hospital. An emergency caesarean section was carried out. Baby W survived, but was in a poor condition and went on to be diagnosed with cerebral palsy. It turned out that the first CTG trace had actually been very abnormal – the placenta was not doing enough to support the baby as it got bigger.…

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  • Obstetric injuries to the mother

    09 May 2017

    Injuries sustained during childbirth can have a devastating effect on the physical and emotional wellbeing of a woman.…

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