Clinical negligence compensation is being sought from an NHS trust in the south of England after a boy was left brain damaged due to alleged errors at his birth.
Emma Morgan is taking legal action against the Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust on the grounds that mistakes committed during the delivery of her son at Queen's Hospital resulted in the child being left severely disabled, BBC News reports.
Brandon Morgan's brain was starved of oxygen while he was born at Queen's Hospital in Romford and his mother has blamed professionals for the fact his health is now permanently compromised.
Ms Morgan claims that even though officials at the hospital were fully aware that she was a high-risk mother-to-be who was in danger of suffering an abruption of her placenta, they decided to send her home after she complained of abdominal pains.
However, within hours of her returning home, Brandon had become separated from his mother's placenta, which caused his brain to suffer from a lack of oxygen circulation.
Ms Morgan subsequently underwent an emergency caesarean section that saved the baby's life, but the damage to his brain had already been done.
Speaking to the news source, the woman said Brandon has been diagnosed with cerebral palsy after he had numerous seizures at the time of his birth. In addition, he also has a "cluster of cysts" that have formed at the back of his brain.
"I think the pains were the start of the placenta abrupting and if they had done a scan and he was born at that time when I first went in he wouldn't probably have all these problems," Ms Morgan stated.
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust is contesting the legal action being taken against it and is insistent that it followed medical protocol when deciding to send the woman home.
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Posted by Trusha Vyas