Neonatal death compensation of £74,000

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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 worked with the parents of baby Rebecca* who was starved of oxygen during childbirth.

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 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.

Midwives initially failed to spot Rebecca’s low heart rate during labour. It then took them too long to contact a senior obstetrician.

Our investigation found that had midwives acted appropriately, Rebecca would not have suffered brain injury or died.

We negotiated damages of £74,144.43.

*Name has been changed.

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