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Bereaved mother seeks compensation

Bereaved mother seeks compensation

A mum whose baby was stillborn is set to launch a compensation battle.

Deborah Linster-Ali’s son Jacob was delivered stillborn at Warwick Hospital three yeas ago, the Coventry Telegraph reports.

She has since received a letter of apology from South Warwickshire General Hospitals NHS Trust.

Ms Linster's case against the hospital follows a catalogue of errors from staff, which saw her initially sent away from the hospital for her planned induction because the unit was too busy to see her.

Subsequently, she was sent to a day centre, where she was given the drug prostaglandin to induce the labour.

However, she had not been given a CTG trace to check the baby's heartbeat before the drug was administered and following further delays to the birth, Jacob's heart failed.

Ms Linster-Ali said: "The hospital's failings resulted in the tragic death of a baby.

"Jacob would by now have been a boy of nearly three years of age and a little brother to Deborah's other children.

"We very much hope that the hospital has learned from the fatal mistakes that were made to ensure that other mothers do not endure the heartbreak which Deborah has suffered."