Baby and Child Claims

Maternity Care: Patient Safety and the Cost to the NHS

Many English maternity units are not meeting safety standards putting mothers and babies at risk of injury and serious harm. The BBC reports that statistics produced by the Care Quality Commission indicate that more than half of maternity units in England consistently fail to meet safety standards. [...]

28th September 2022|

Failure to prescribe human growth hormone

We have been acting for the parents of a young woman aged 22 (lacking capacity so she is a protected party) in connection with a clinical negligence claim against the Mid Staffs Hospital arising from treatment she received when she was a child between 2003 and 2004. Briefly, our client was born prem [...]

22nd October 2021|

In memory of Baby Hunter

Seamus Edney at S J Edney Solicitors is acting for a Miss Maisie Price, the mother of baby Hunter who sadly died on 14 August 2019 aged only three months. She and her partner are unhappy with treatment Hunter received from Great Western Hospital in Swindon on the 13 and 14 August 2019. Briefly, on 1 [...]

9th August 2021|

The dangers of meningitis

Seamus Edney at S J Edney Solicitors is acting for the parents of Master Elliott Morley (now aged 8) in connection with a claim for clinical negligence against Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust arising from treatment which he received at Great Western Hospital on the 28 June 2014 when he [...]

28th August 2020|

Death of new-born baby with Strep B infection £32,500

In this tragic case, as a result of inadequate APGAR assessments, our clients’ daughter, baby S, was not noticed to have signs of breathing difficulty until 25 minutes after her birth. Once the breathing difficulties were identified, a crash team were called and the baby was intubated and taken to t [...]

20th February 2017|

Delayed diagnosis of anorexia nervosa £100,000

Our client, who was already under the care of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Team, when he began to develop an emerging eating disorder. Despite concerns raised by him and his family, the Mental Health Team decided that it was safe to discharge him from their care. For a period of six months [...]

1st March 2016|

Death of a baby due to rare complication of jaundice £35,000

Kernicterus is a rare complication of neonatal jaundice, caused when the bilirubin level in the blood rises to such a level that it crosses the blood-brain barrier, causing damage to the brain and spinal cord. Our clients repeatedly told the community midwives that attended after their baby’s birth [...]

20th February 2016|

Surgeon operates on wrong finger £15,000

On 16th October 2011, one of our clients was gardening with his parents at their home when a thorn went into his right ring finger. He attended the A & E department at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Cambridgeshire. Due to his ongoing pain in this finger, he was later referred by the hospital to thei [...]

20th February 2014|
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