Failures In Care At Birth Result In Cerebral Palsy

Failures In Care At Birth Result In Cerebral Palsy

Solicitors at Irwin Mitchell have recovered a settlement for the family of a child who tragically died from complications brought about by cerebral palsy.

Our clients’ daughter, S, was born at Central Middlesex Hospital in 1993. During the delivery process the hospital delayed S’s birth and failed to monitor over this period. Hospital staff didn’t detect that S was suffering from hypoxia and also neglected to administer treatment for hypoglycaemia.

As a result of the lack of care during the delivery process and neonatal period, S was born with cerebral palsy. She was extremely immobile and had serious learning difficulties. Sadly, S passed away at the end of 2009 at the age of 16 but her parents wanted to carry on with the investigations into why S had these health problems.

S’s mother contacted Irwin Mitchell’s medical negligence experts and one of our experienced solicitors, Kate Major, was able to deal with her claim S’s behalf. After negotiating with the hospital’s Trust, we recovered £500,000 in compensation for S’s mother.

Kate said: “This is a tragic case which should have never happened. Hopefully lessons will be learnt so that other children and their families do not have to go through the same as them in the future.”

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