We are acting for a client and her young son (aged 4) in connection with a claim for damages against Great Western Hospital in Swindon.

Briefly, during the birth of her son in September 2018, there were a number of failings in the care provided to him which unfortunately resulted in a brain injury later diagnosed as Cerebral palsy.

Specifically, a foetal and maternal infection were not fully recognised, investigated and promptly dealt with on admission in labour to include being given intravenous antibiotics. The CTG showed signs of evolving foetal distress in utero that should have prompted an earlier obstetric review with expedition of delivery by an hour earlier then achieved. This would have avoided any decrease or reduction in oxygen to the baby’s brain which caused our client’s son’s injury.

The hospital have acknowledged these failings in the care provided and the damage caused as described above.

Cerebral palsy is the name for a group of lifelong conditions that affect movement and coordination. It is caused by a problem with the brain that develops before, during or soon after birth.

Proceedings have been issued in the High Court in London and steps are now being taken to enter Judgment against the Hospital Trust with damages to be assessed once we have further expert evidence.

It is hoped damages will benefit our client’s son and help him to maximise his development, independence and potential.

This case has recently been reported in the Swindon Advertiser.

If either you or a family member are unhappy with treatment received at Great Western Hospital, please contact Mr Edney, for advice on making a claim.