17 January 2011
Tragic Death of 21 Babies: Why Are Lessons Not Being Learnt
I echo the sentiments of my colleague, Amy Bond's recent comments about inferior maternity care.
The problem has been further highlighted by an independent inquiry into the death of 21 babies in the West Midlands (during an approximate one year period). It was concluded that the deaths could have been down to substandard care during the delivery.
Like Amy, I too represent a number of mother's who have lost their babies due to poor care from midwives or obstetricians. The consequences do not end with the devastating loss of life; often parents will develop psychiatric disorders and it can take months or even years for them to get over such traumatic experiences.
The results of the inquiry begs the question: Why aren't lessons being learned?
Nisha Sharma is a solicitor specialising in clinical negligence. If you or a member of your family have a clinical negligence enquiry please call our expert clinical negligence solicitors on 0800 916 9049 or contact us online and one of our specialist clinical negligence team will be in touch