04 August 2009
Hospital issues compensation after mistakes lead to death of baby
A hospital has issued compensation to a couple who lost their baby due to medical errors.
In October 2006, Katherine Harman went into Chelsea and Westminster Hospital to give birth, the London Evening Standard reports.
According to the publication, staff at the medical centre did not notice that her baby was the wrong way round in the womb.
As a result of this, when they delivered the child - who was named Ella - they used the wrong forceps and caused her to suffocate.
While staff attempted to rescue her and put her on a life support machine, the damage she had suffered was too great and she died five days later.
Recently, the hospital, which was opened in 1993 and is based on Fulham Road in London, awarded Ms Harman and her husband £50,000 in compensation.
It also claimed to have reviewed its procedures in a bid to prevent a similar incident from occurring in future.