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5 January 2021 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Maternal care on the global stage and a closer look at hyponatraemia in the UK

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Abigail Ringer, a member of our expert Birth Injury team, reviews some recent stats comparing the UK’s performance in maternity care to countries across the world.

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10 September 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

One mother’s experience of the trauma of her birth injury

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During birth injury awareness week 2020 one of our clients has kindly agreed to share her personal story with others, explaining what she went through, how she coped with her injuries, and how she eventually “came out the other side”.

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3 June 2020 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Making childbirth safer – the results of the ESMiE enquiry

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Although most babies are delivered without complications, the National Heath Service is continually striving to make child birth safer. On 21 May 2020, a confidential enquiry was published, reviewing the quality of care received when babies have died in a midwifery-led setting(i). The enquiry highlights what can be done to further enhance the safety of midwifery led deliveries.

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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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1 November 2018 0 Comments Posted in Factsheets, Medical Negligence

Birth Injury Claims

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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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4 November 2015 0 Comments Posted in News

Medical negligence specialist joins our team in Oxford

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Lucy Norton, Withy King

Lucy Norton, a solicitor with over 12 years’ experience in injury litigation, has joined our Medical Negligence team in Oxford. Lucy, who specialises in cases involving birth-related injuries to mothers and babies, fatalities and stillbirths, spinal injuries, cardiac and orthopaedic …

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Withy King to speak at Scope Family Information Day

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The disability charity Scope is holding a family information day for Peterborough parents and carers of disabled children. The event has been organised in response to Scope frequently receiving questions from parents who wish to safeguard their children’s future by …

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10 November 2014 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

Royds Withy King continues to sponsor Paralympic athlete

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Royds Withy King continues to sponsor Katrina Hart, a 200m sprinter and University of Bath alumnus, who has cerebral palsy and competes in the T37 class. In today’s blog post, Katrina shares her recent experiences and talks about things that inspire her and keep her going.

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30 March 2014 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies

Cerebral palsy girl wins lifetime award of £11.4 million

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Jane (not her real name) was one of twins who suffered a serious birth injury in 1997 when medical staff delayed her delivery. She suffered asphyxiation which caused a serious brain injury resulting in cerebral palsy. As Jane would not be able to support herself as an adult, her family were naturally worried about how she would provide for herself throughout her lifetime.

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7 January 2014 0 Comments Posted in Medical Negligence, Opinion

The need for proper investigations of poor NHS midwifery care

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A recent report has noted a poor standard of supervision and reviews of care by midwives at Furness General Hospital, raising the question of how peer management should be properly undertaken?

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8 November 2013 0 Comments Posted in Life, Medical Negligence

Medical negligence claims increasing for poor maternity care

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Does a recent review by the National Audit Office demonstrate falling standards of maternity care?

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