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Largest maternity scandal in the history of the NHS

In light of the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Maternity scandal, hundred more cases in Shropshire emerge. Investigators are already looking at more than 600 cases with many more to surface.

Clinical negligence with catastrophic consequence were repeated over nearly 40 years. The shocking investigation reports the death of 17 babies after birth, three deaths during pregnancy, 22 still births, the death of three mothers, 47 cases of substandard care and 51 cases of cerebral palsy or brain damage. It is described as the largest maternity scandal in the history of the NHS.

Hampson Hughes Solicitors Clinical Negligence team currently act for a number of families whose child has suffered brain injury during birth, as well as acting in heart-breaking cases, where a child died during pregnancy or birth.

Director of Clinical Negligence at Hampson Hughes, Carlos Lopez stated:

‘’The number of cases being reported against the Shropshire and Telford Maternity Department is unprecedented, but sadly, neglect in pregnancy is widespread. As a Clinical Negligence lawyer I have been instructed against a number of hospitals and maternity units across the North West’’.

This is a damning report and shows a clearly unacceptable standards of medical care. Maternity units need to show the highest level of care to both Mother and Child. Sadly the level of birth injuries is unacceptable throughout England.

If you feel you’ve been subjected to instances of medical negligence, please contact the Hampson Hughes medical negligence team today to see if you are eligible to claim compensation. Our friendly team are always on hand to offer support and legal advice. Call us today on 0800 888 6888 or email info@hampsonhughes.com.

Sources:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50547893

https://news.sky.com/story/babies-and-mothers-died-in-what-could-be-nhs-worst-every-maternity-scandal-report-finds-11864886

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/shrewsbury-maternity-scandal/nhs-maternity-scandal-shrewsbury-telford-hospitals-mothers-babies-report-a9207176.html

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