Date: 07 February 2018
09 March 2018 (13 days)
Advertisement Feature Birth Injury Cases Royal College of Midwives drop their 'normal birth' campaign day there are 27 incidents resulting in death or serious harm following failures Your Local Medical Negligence Experts ical staff. Heartbreakingly, it is estimated that of these incidents, around 4 per week are babies who are left brain damaged by NHS mistakes. One of most serious injuries that a baby can suffer is brain trauma caused during the birth as a result of decreased oxygen and blood flow to the brain. Thankfully such brain trauma is rare but if your child has suffered a brain injury the consequences can be life changing In August the Royal College of Midwives dropped their 12 year long campaign for so called 'normal birth' and will no longer encourage women to have babies without medical intervention. The campaign had been criticised for many reasons but more so after it was revealed that a mother and 11 babies died at the Morecambe Bay NHS Trust between 2004 and 2013. BIRTH INJURY? CONTACT YOUR LOCAL MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE EXPERTS We are here to provide you with sensitive, expert advice if you or your baby have experienced medical errors during your pregnancy, labour or shortly after your baby's birth which may have resulted in serious injury We have extensive experience of Birth Injury claims involving the following conditions: here are several different causes of brain damage in babies at birth with the most n June the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists published its "Each Baby Counts" document which documented all cases in 2015 where full term babies had died or suffered brain damage. Unfortunately in 25% of the cases the documentation and local level investigation was too poor to take these cases into account but in 76% of the residual cases it found that the injuries were avoidable if proper care had been givern during childbirth. Group B Strep Meningitis Maternal injury Cerebral Palsy Erbs Palsy Still births and Neonatal Deaths common being physical trauma in assisted delivery such as tools (forceps or ventouse) being improperly placed causing damage to the babies head, a starvation of onygen to the baby during the birth, untreated maternal infection, such as group B Strep, or untreated jaundice. Wolferstans are pleased to be a member of the Brain Injury Group which exists to support individuals and families affected by brain injury, and the health and social care professionals working in this specialist field. We are also Panel Members for Headway and Group B Strep Support and have extensive experience of dealing with claims of all types For a free, confidential discussion, please contact Jodie O'Connor on 01752 292360 or email CNCoordinators@wolferstans.com No Win, No Fee Legal Aid We know that pursuing claims can often be a daunting prospect but Wolferstans' expert ...Medical Negligence team is recognised nationally and has a wealth of experience in dealing with cases where children have suffered a brain injury at birth such as cerebral palsy, meningitis and sepsis, and complications arising from a Group B Strep infection. We have recovered millions of pounds in compensation for our clients but understand that Wolferstans bringing a medical negligence claim is not just about compensation; it's about obtaining Slawww.woliferstans.com sia the practical support you and your child need after an injury, giving your child the best possible chance of living an active, able and fulfilling life. : Wolterstans is authorised and regulated by the solictors Regulation Athority Wollerstans SRA Numbens North il 75407, Pymstock 75408, Pympton 63891 If you or a member of your family have suffered an injury as a result of medical negligence and you would like to receive some free initial legal advice, without obligation, please contact Jodie O'Connor on 01752 292360 or email her at joconnorwolferstans.com.