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11 June 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

Diagnosis of meningitis in children – why practitioners need to listen to parental concern

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A recent inquest in Norfolk heard the tragic events surrounding the death of a six year old boy, whose diagnosis of meningitis was significantly delayed. The pain for the parents on losing their child was made all the worse by the fact that their pleas to medics over concerns that he could have meningitis were not only unheard, but were openly disparaged.

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18 February 2019 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Celebrity coverage puts spotlight on the need for increased awareness of group B Strep

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Iwan Thomas, Olympic sprinter and television presenter, appeared on ITV’s This Morning recently, telling the story of how his son, Teddy, developed a group B Strep infection in the days after his birth.

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23 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence

NHS maternity care for mothers carrying Group B Strep must improve

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It was with great dismay that I read today of an inquest, which heard evidence relating to the tragic death of baby Rocco, who died at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough in June 2017. Rocco’s mother was a known carrier of group B Streptococcus (GBS). However, despite this being made clear in her medical records, she was not admitted to hospital for antibiotic therapy following the rupture of her membranes.

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1 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Factsheets, Medical Negligence

Acquired Brain Injury Claims

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Group B Strep (GBS) – Fact sheet

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How is a medical negligence claim investigated?

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Maternal injuries: How a claim is investigated

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Birth Injury Claims

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30 August 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, News

How we valued, secured and will help to manage a £17.75 million settlement for a GBS client

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A large settlement has been reached on behalf of a 21 year old man, who was injured in the neonatal period as a result of untreated GBS (Group B Streptococcus) infection. His mother was suffering from a high temperature during …

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17 July 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

What you need to know about Group B Strep

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This month we are raising awareness of this common and avoidable condition which can have devastating consequences for children at birth.

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30 January 2018 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Group B Streptococcal infection in pregnancy: further research supports the need to change to universal screening rather than risk based management

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The UK has no universal antenatal screening programme to check whether a pregnant woman is carrying Group B Streptococcus (GBS) infection. Instead, assessment of likely GBS carriage is risk-based only. The charity Group B Strep Support campaigns for the introduction of universal screening to try to reduce the incidence of neonatal infection with GBS, which can have severe consequences for the new born. New research supports this campaign.

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24 November 2017 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Anticipated Group B Strep vaccination reported to potentially prevent over 100,000 baby deaths worldwide

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Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a common bacterium which around 1 in 5 women carry at any time, though usually it is entirely harmless. However, it can sometimes be transmitted to the baby around childbirth and can cause infection in the newborn baby. Sadly, this infection can cause catastrophic injuries or even death.

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