Clinical negligence compensation of £100,000 is being sought by parents who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder due to errors made during their son's birth.
According to the London Evening Standard, Saima Fiaz and Saqib Thandi are taking legal action against the St George's Healthcare NHS Trust - an organisation with more than 7,000 employees - for events that occurred after the delivery of baby Nauman in February 2010.
Ms Fiaz gave birth via an emergency Caesarean section after her uterus ruptured during an attempt at a natural birth and, despite the risks involved in such a process, was left under the care of just a student midwife, the couple claim.
The child was born some hours later and needed an immediate cardiac massage and the parents were warned he may have suffered brain damage.
Although Nauman subsequently made a full recovery, both Ms Fiaz and Mr Thandi have told the High Court they suffered stress and depression because of this ordeal.
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Posted by Francesca Witney