02 June 2010
Couple seek compensation in case of alleged clinical negligence
A couple have initiated legal proceedings following the death of their baby.
Ian and Kelly Miller's first child Caitlin-Rose died in July 2008 after complications arose in labour, the Chelmsford Weekly News reports.
They made a formal complaint at the time but dropped the case after a post-mortem examination revealed septicaemia was the cause of death.
However, they have restarted their case after reading about hospital errors in the run-up to the stillbirth of another baby.
According to the Millers, there were similarities between the fatalities.
Mr Miller said: "If [staff] had acted on things they had seen with monitoring my wife - if they had acted earlier - [Caitlin-Rose] would have been given a bit more of a chance."
Their case involves Colchester General Hospital - which was responsible for the delivery of 3,524 babies in 2008-09 - and they have spoken to a solicitor about proceeding with their complaints.