Specialist Medical Negligence Lawyers At Irwin Mitchell Instructed To Look Into Girl’s Death
The parents of a one-day-old baby, who died after her mum was sent home from hospital after her waters broke, are hoping an upcoming inquest will provide much needed answers as to why their daughter died.
Niamh Hannah Casey-Patterson had to be helped to breathe by doctors when she was born at North Manchester General Hospital on 9 November, 2015.
She was transferred by emergency ambulance to Manchester’s St Mary’s Hospital for treatment but died the next day.
Following Niamh’s death her parents, Jane Casey and Iain Patterson, 41 and 37, instructed specialist medical negligence lawyers at Irwin Mitchell to investigate the level of care provided by Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.
Jane and Iain, of Middleton, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, are now hoping an inquest, due to start at Manchester Coroner’s Court on Monday, 2 October, will provide them with the vital answers they want as to how their baby died.
Jane said: “Both me and Iain have been left devastated by Niamh’s death. We find each day a struggle not knowing why Niamh died.
“We just want to know what caused our baby to be taken from us and whether any lessons can be learned so no parents have to go through the heartbreak we have suffered.”
Jane had experienced an uncomplicated pregnancy before Niamh was due on 4 November, 2015.
She visited North Manchester General Hospital on 8 November after her waters had broken where Jane was examined and sent home to wait for her labour to progress.
Jane returned to the hospital the following day on the advice of her medical team where she gave birth to Niamh.
Ayse Ince, expert medical negligence lawyer at Irwin Mitchell’s Manchester office, is representing the family.
Expert OpinionNiamh’s death has left a huge hole in the lives of Jane and Iain.
“While nothing can change what has happened to Niamh, we hope the inquest into her death will shed some light on the standard of care she and Jane received.
“It is incredibly important that if the inquest identifies any failings Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust learns lessons so no parents have to suffer the pain Jane and Iain have.” Ayse Ince - Associate Solicitor
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