Inquest Into Death

Real Life Experiences

HOSPITAL STAFF WERE UNABLE TO EXPLAIN WHAT WENT WRONG DURING LESLEY'S LABOUR AND WE ASSISTED LESLEY AND HER HUSBAND AT AN INQUEST.

Lesley

Lesley’s pregnancy and labour had progressed normally until the very latest stages when the baby became stuck and could not be delivered. An emergency caesarean section was performed but sadly, her baby failed to respond to resuscitation and died shortly after her birth.

The hospital staff were unable to explain what had gone wrong. We therefore assisted Lesley and her husband at an inquest. The coroner was unable to identify any failings but we commissioned expert evidence. A neonatologist reported that the baby had probably suffered an injury to the brain during the delivery. This affected the baby’s breathing which was why she had failed to respond to resuscitation at birth.

All names have been changed to protect the identities of the individuals