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WE INVESTIGATED A CLAIM FOR THE PARENTS OF BABY REBECCA AND OBTAINED EVIDENCE THAT MIDWIVES HAD MADE SERIOUS MISTAKES IN MANAGING HER BIRTH.
We acted for the parents of baby Rebecca. During labour, midwives failed to notice signs that the baby’s heart rate was low and she was becoming deprived of oxygen. By the time they were concerned it was too late. They called a senior obstetrician who did an emergency caesarean section.
When Rebecca was born, her heart was not beating and she was resuscitated and ventilated. She was thought to have suffered a brain injury and was therefore transferred to another hospital for brain cooling. Unfortunately, Rebecca did not recover. Two days later her life support was turned off and Rebecca sadly died.
How did we help?
We investigated a claim and obtained evidence that the midwives had made serious mistakes in managing the labour. They should have consulted a senior obstetrician earlier. Had they done so Rebecca would have been born before she had been starved of oxygen, her brain would not have been injured and she would not have died.
We negotiated damages of £74,144.43 for her mother.
All names have been changed to protect the identities of the individuals