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7 May 2021 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

When you should be concerned about your health, and your baby’s, during pregnancy

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Hannah Blackwell speaks with an experienced midwife about symptoms to be aware of during pregnancy, and what to do if you don’t feel you’re being heard.

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6 May 2021 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Are the aims of the Montgomery case being met by maternity professionals?

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Hannah Blackwell reviews a recent study into maternity care, which draws interesting parallels with our own recent What About Mum survey.

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30 April 2021 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

How we helped Jo after she suffered significant injuries during childbirth

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Hannah Blackwell, solicitor for Jo Flaherty’s medical negligence claim, explains the injuries Jo suffered and how we helped her seek compensation.

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1 December 2020 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

£70,000 settlement for woman who suffered avoidable injuries during childbirth at Lewisham Hospitals NHS Trust

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The claimant, a 30-year-old woman, received £70,000 for the injuries sustained during childbirth. She suffered an avoidable fourth degree perineal tear. Despite repair surgery she suffered from flatal incontinence, faecal urgency and faecal leakage.

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9 December 2019 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Medical Negligence

Successful claim for negligent maternity care that caused fits and psychiatric harm

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Our client suffered an eclamptic fit at the birth of her first child. She developed PTSD and continues to have on going psychological injury (four years after the event).

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14 October 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Expectant mothers’ concerns should be listened to, especially when it comes to ICP

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Hannah Blackwell, a member of our specialist birth injury team, here helps to explain the importance of raising awareness of ICP and its effects, a disorder which can result in stillbirth.

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10 October 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Losing a baby: the toll it can take on mental health

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I cannot image experiencing anything as heartbreaking as losing a baby or child. While pregnancy can be both a worrying and exciting time, it is a period when people prepare to become a parent. They look forward to welcoming their baby into their family. Sadly, when a baby dies either during pregnancy or shortly after birth the psychological impact of losing this prospective future can be devastating.

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19 August 2015 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Postpartum Haemorrhage: What is it, what are the risk factors for it occurring and how should it be managed?

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This blog highlights the importance of prompt diagnosis of postpartum haemorrhage, looks at the risk factors of postpartum haemorrhage occurring and potential complications if the condition is misdiagnosed following childbirth.

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26 April 2015 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies

£40,000 in compensation for mother who suffered Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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A mother who felt “robbed of the first months of her daughter’s life” after the hospital made several serious negligent mistakes during the birth, secured a significant compensation.

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10 March 2015 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Epiglottitis: What it is and the importance of early diagnosis

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This blog highlights the importance of prompt diagnosis of epiglottitis, and looks at the complications that can arise if there is a delay in diagnosing the condition.

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27 November 2014 0 Comments Posted in Videos, Withy King Insights

Royds Withy King Insights: Maternal Injuries

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Giving birth can be a memorable occasion in a woman’s life. In rare cases, however, there can be complications causing the mother to suffer an injury during child birth. An injury which could have been avoided if there had not been …

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26 April 2012 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies

Mum receives compensation for hospital’s drug error during childbirth

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J planned to have her first baby naturally, using pain medication only. However, her plans were severely disrupted when a Midwife made an error. Our Clinical Negligence team stepped in to help J get compensation for the pain and anxiety …

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