Birth

24 July 2019

Ureter damage following a hysterectomy

In the recently reported case of JD V Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, Ms JD, a 42-year-old woman was awarded £45,000 after she suffered damage to her ureter during a hysterectomy in November 2017.

Punam Sood

14 March 2019

Drinking tea may be bad for your unborn baby’s health

This was the conclusion of a recent study done by researchers at University College Dublin which showed a consistent link between both coffee and tea caffeine and adverse birth outcomes. Given that some estimates put the number of cups of tea consumed daily at 165,000,000, this may come as something of a shock to a lot of pregnant women.

Aideen McGarry

25 July 2018

Settlement of Medical Negligence Claims

As solicitors who represent seriously injured children and adults in clinical negligence claims, we are aware that, while Claimants need access to compensation, they may be worried by the prospect of a trial. 

Suzanne Farg

21 December 2017

Mistake in every 5 births

The publicity surrounding the alarming statistic that in one in every 5 births there are lapses that lead to mistakes is scary.  Jeremy Hunt’s desire to make it his “top priority” to tackle these incidents is a step in the right direction because any mistake in maternity care can have devastating consequences.  

Kate Rohde

6 December 2017

Failure to advise a potential carrier of a hereditary condition: what can be claimed when a disabled child is born as a result?

The recent High Court case of Meadows v Khan has considered under what circumstances a claim can be brought for the failure to identify that someone is potentially a carrier of a hereditary condition and that person goes on to have a child who suffers from the hereditary condition and other disabilities.

Suzanne Farg

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