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Why hospital maternity units must improve

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We have been instructed on a number of cases after families have experienced the devastating loss of a new born child as a result of a mis-managed labour and/or pregnancy.

In the Daily Mail on the 1 November 2012 they reported on a sad story where a mother had fought a two year battle with Milton Keynes Hospital when her baby girl was wrongly certified as being stillborn.    In fact her daughter was born via an emergency caesarean section and passed away after only 32 minutes.

This very sad story came when the hospital’s maternity unit was still reeling from criticism into the death of another baby, 4 months earlier.

When an Inquest was finally arranged, the Coroner concluded in his narrative verdict, that had the hospital acted appropriate, by carrying out the emergency caesarean section earlier, their baby girl would have survived on the balance of probabilities.

Following this the Coroner at Milton Keynes Coroner’s Court has order managers to report all stillbirths and neonatal deaths for further investigation.  The hospital has also apologised for the distress caused to this family.

This story highlights significant failings at Milton Keynes Maternity Unit at that time.  We hope this has led to massive changes within the hospital and raised awareness, leading to fewer avoidable neonatal death cases in the future.

You can find a link to the story here:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2226025/They-said-I-insane-I-knew-baby-alive-Mothers-year-battle-hospital-blunders.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

If you, or a member of your family have been affected by any of the issues raised by this blog then please contact or medical negligence solicitors for further advice on 0808 252 7043

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