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Pregnancy and Birth Medical Negligence Claim Settled

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Pearson Solicitors medical negligence team have recently acted in the sad case of a baby girl who died following a premature birth and failed resuscitation attempts.

Baby D was born at the Royal Oldham Hospital in October 2009.  She was a premature baby born by emergency caesarean at just over 28 weeks.

One medical expert commenting on the case said on the balance of probabilities the baby would have survived but for a failure to resuscitate her in a timely fashion.

The Pennine Acute Trust accepted a breach of duty and admitted that, on balance resuscitation techniques ‘compromised’ her survival and ‘opportunities which may have been of benefit were delayed, if not lost’.

Negligence admitted

Our medical negligence lawyers represented the mother in her case against the NHS Trust.  They admitted negligence in this case and made a settlement of £13,650.

“This is very sad case and I am pleased that at last we have got some justice for our client after five years of heartache and stress, but for a lack of candour this could have been resolved much earlier,” said medical negligence solicitor Rebecca Aldous.

Over the years the medical negligence experts at Pearson Solicitors have successfully recovered damages for many mothers and new born babies and have developed an expertise in this varied area of medical practice.

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If you would like to discuss making a negligence claim concerning pregnancy and birth (obstetrics & gynaecology), please contact us on 0161 785 3500 or email, or complete this Make an enquiryenquiry form.

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