Birth Negligence

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Have failings highlighted in Shrewsbury and Telford maternity deaths scandal been repeated at other Trusts due to NHS targets over ‘natural births’?

The failures in maternity care at Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust which have been laid bare by the findings of a five-year inquiry today are simply horrifying. Significant or major concerns over the maternity care provided were found in 201 deaths – 131 stillbirths and 70 neonatal deaths and 84 brain damage cases between 2000 […]

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Baby Lifeline hold National Maternity Safety Conference

Why we’re proud to sponsor Baby Lifeline’s National Maternity Safety Conference – and contribute important patient research

The findings of a survey into how well supported parents feel throughout pregnancy and birth by health professionals – commissioned by Hudgell Solicitors – will be shared with delegates at the National Maternity Safety Conference this week. We are proud to once again be the co-headline sponsor of the conference, which is organised by Baby […]

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Highly-experienced midwife who has led NHS incident investigations joins Hudgell Solicitors to further enhance in-house expertise

Hudgell Solicitors has appointed experienced registered midwife and former NHS incident investigator Theresa Greenwood to further enhance its in-house medical expertise when handling serious clinical negligence claims. Mrs Greenwood, a registered hospital and community midwife since 2009, brings not only experience of working within the health sector as a midwife but also in investigating maternal […]

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House of Light

Non-judgmental and specialist local support is available for parents feeling guilt, denial and anger after the loss of a baby

As part of Hudgell Solicitors’ support of Baby Loss Awareness Week, Jo Irvin, Clinical Lead at the House of Light charity, outlines its help to bereaved parents Baby loss is obviously a very traumatic event in life which happens in lots of different ways and affects women and their families in differing ways also. At […]

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Dowing Street

Campaign to ‘save lives’ of mother and babies by reinstating Maternity Safety Training Fund taken to Downing Street

Hudgell Solicitors has today given its full support to a powerful campaign calling on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ‘save lives’ of mothers and babies by reinstating funding for a national maternity training scheme. In a campaign which is being taken direct to Downing Street, we are supporting the charity Baby Lifeline, which has today […]

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Stillbirth claims

Baby died after ‘over-optimistic’ maternity staff ‘made decisions without assessing patient’ or knowing history

A baby boy was stillborn after ‘over-optimistic’ midwives managed a mother’s labour ‘without actually assessing the patient’ and not having her full medical history to hand. Maternity staff at the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby, North Lincolnshire, failed to treat Stephanie Broadley’s labour as ‘high-risk’ as staff suffered ‘task blindness’ having read earlier […]

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Failure of NHS to train all maternity staff in emergency situations for mothers and babies is ‘incomprehensible’

Lawyers who support families of children injured at birth as a result of negligent maternity care say it is ‘incomprehensible’ that UK health trusts don’t insist on all staff being trained in caring and screening unwell newborns. It comes on the back of the first ever National Maternity Safety Conference in Birmingham, organised by mother […]

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