Archive for the 'birth' Category

Heartlands Hospital in £7m brain damaged boy pay-out – BBC News

“The family of a boy who suffered severe brain damage due to hospital failures have received a £7m settlement.”

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BBC News, 16th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man left brain damaged at birth awarded £5.7m payout – BBC News

“A man brain damaged at birth due to complications has been awarded a £5.7m payout from health chiefs.”

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BBC News, 14th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

The Epilim case shows the flaws in the legal aid regime – The Guardian

“Families who claim the epilepsy drug was linked to birth defects have few options left after the LSC withdrew funding.”

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The Guardian, 29th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Families denied legal aid for epilepsy drug court case – BBC news

“Dozens of families who blame an epilepsy drug for causing birth defects in their children say they are devastated that legal aid to sue its maker has been withdrawn.”

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BBC News, 8th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Bedford hospital pays £515k for baby birth scan error – BBC News

“A mother who had a disabled baby after antenatal scans at Bedford hospital failed to pick up that he had spina bifida has won a £515,000 pay-out.”

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BBC News, 28th October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Disabled girl wins payout over Norwich hospital birth – BBC News

“A girl who suffered oxygen starvation during her birth at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital has won the right to millions in compensation from the NHS.”

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BBC News, 7th October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

£4 million compensation for cerebral palsy teenager – The Independent

“A teenager who has severe cerebral palsy is set to receive a £4 million compensation package.”

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The Independent, 1st September 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Staffordshire police cleared over stillborn baby – BBC News

“Staffordshire police have been cleared over the way they handled the discovery of a stillborn baby boy in a plastic bag outside a mosque.”

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BBC News, 13th July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Multimillion-pound compensation for birth delay boy – BBC News

“A six-year-old Wearside boy has been awarded multimillion-pound damages after mistakes at his birth left him severely disabled.”

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BBC News, 24th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Parents win compensation after son born with cerebral palsy after hospital error – Daily Telegraph

“A midwife whose son was starved of oxygen at birth leaving him disabled has won compensation to pay for his care.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd May 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Army to be sued for war crimes over its role in Fallujah attacks – The Independent

“Allegations that Britain was complicit in the use of chemical weapons linked to an upsurge in child deformity cases in Iraq, are being investigated by the Ministry of Defence.”

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The Independent, 4th May 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Essex NHS trust must pay brain-damaged boy £1.75m – BBC News

“The parents of a brain damaged boy from Essex have been awarded £1.75m compensation by the High Court.”

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BBC News, 31st March 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Whiston v London Strategic Health Authority (successor body in law for the Queen Charlotte’s Maternity Hospital) – WLR Daily

Whiston v London Strategic Health Authority (successor body in law for the Queen Charlotte’s Maternity Hospital) [2010] EWCA Civ 195; [2010] WLR (D) 66

“A claimant bringing an action in negligence for personal injury out of time had constructive knowledge of the relevant facts for the purposes of s 14 of the Limitation Act 1980 if, considered objectively, he had the knowledge which he might reasonably have been expected to acquire having regard to all the circumstances of the case.”

WLR Daily, 8th March 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Judge approves £5.6m compensation package for disabled teenager – The Independent

“A High Court judge described being ‘humbled’ today by the devoted care given by the family of a girl brain-damaged at birth as she gave her backing to a £5.6 million compensation package.”

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The Independent, 1st February 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Disabled man given £2m payout from NHS for injuries suffered at birth – Daily Telegraph

“A severely disabled man who can only communicate by tapping a computer keyboard with his nose has received a £2 million payout for injuries he suffered at birth.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th January 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Liverpool hospital payout for birth paralysis girl – BBC News

“A girl from Merseyside whose arm was paralysed during childbirth has been awarded a six-figure payout.”

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BBC News, 19th January 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Government to pay £20m and apologise to victims of thalidomide – The Times

“The Government is set to pay millions of pounds to thalidomide victims and to apologise for their suffering.”

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TheTimes, 21st December 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Hospital payout for birth blunder – BBC News

“An eight-year-old boy affected by behavioural problems as a result of a hospital blunder during his birth has won £1.4m in damages.”

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BBC News, 30th November 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Woman wins £3m birth injury award – BBC News

“A woman is to receive about £3m in compensation for injuries that were caused to her when she was born 37 years ago.”

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BBC News, 30th November 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Epileptic mother wins £4m damages after fit in hospital birth – Daily Telegraph

“An epileptic mother-to-be and her unborn baby, both of whom almost drowned when she suffered a fit whilst unattended in a hospital bath, have won more than £4 million in High Court damages.”

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Daily Telegraph, 25th November 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Girl wins brain damage settlement – BBC News

“A girl left severely disabled following her birth at a Norfolk hospital has won a multi-million pound compensation payout at the High Court.”

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BBC News, 4th November 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Thalidomide victims still fighting for justice 35 years on – The Independent

“Britain’s most revered newspaper editor returned to the scene of his greatest triumph yesterday, joining thalidomide survivors to demand that the Government acknowledge its role in the world’s worst drug disaster.”

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The Independent, 9th October 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

£400,000 damages for family of woman who died in childbirth – The Independent

“The family of a woman who died in labour and never saw the son she had conceived after IVF treatment was awarded £410,000 damages today.”

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The Independent, 24th September 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Corby to appeal against disability verdict – The Independent

“A council found negligent in its clean-up of former steel works which may have led to birth defects is to appeal against a High Court ruling.”

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The Independent, 19th August 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Birth defect families get £1.6m – BBC News

“A council in Northamptonshire at the centre of a birth defects case has been ordered to pay affected families an initial £1.6m to cover legal fees.”

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BBC News, 14th August 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Corby ‘toxic soup’ case: why it’s a long way from being over – The Times

“The satisfaction of the Corby families last week about the High Court ruling over the link between the reclamation work of a former British Steel plant between 1985 and 1999 and the disabilities suffered by their children might have suggested that the compensation cheques had already being written.”

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The Times, 6th August 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

‘Why did the judge say no to me?’ – The Independent

“Families of the two deformed children excluded from last week’s ruling against Corby council are vowing to fight on.”

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The Independent, 4th August 2009

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Family of disabled sue NHS for ‘wrongful birth’ – Daily Telegraph

“Rupert Parsons’ mother is claiming £1.5 million in interim compensation for ‘wrongful birth’ on the grounds that the hospital should have picked up on his ‘severe, profound and multiple disabilities’ before the 20th week of her pregnancy.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th July 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Settlement after hospital blunder – BBC News

“A woman has won a multi-million pound compensation settlement after a blunder at a Wearside hospital left her with serious brain damage.”

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BBC News, 23rd March 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Cerebral palsy victim sues over ‘birth blunder’ – Daily Telegraph

“A cerebral palsy sufferer who won a scholarship to Eton and then achieved a mathematics PhD from Cambridge University has begun a legal battle to sue the NHS for millions of pounds over mistakes he claims were made by doctors at his birth.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th March 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Trust pays out over twins’ deaths – BBC News

“A Worcestershire woman whose twin girls were stillborn after ‘warning signs’ of medical problems were missed has won compensation from an NHS trust.”

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BBC News, 5th March 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Corby council accused in first birth defects case since thalidomide – The Times

“A council was today accused of causing birth defects to 18 babies after its redevelopment of a gigantic former steelworks was allegedly marred by negligence, greed and nepotism. ”

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The Times, 16th February 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Brain damaged man wins £5m payout – BBC News

“A man who suffered brain damage at his birth in 1970 is to receive a compensation package which could add up to more than £5m.”

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BBC News, 3rd November 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Brain-damaged man could receive more than £5m – The Independent

“A man who suffered brain damage at birth 37 years ago today settled his medical negligence claim for a compensation package which could be worth more than £5 million.”

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The Independent, 3rd November 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Mother sues hospital over caesarian birth without pain relief – Daily Telegraph

“Sarah Carberry, 27, was given an epidural injection but claims it failed to work and she suffered 40 minutes of agony.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st September 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Ban on fathers collecting stem-cell blood at births – The Times

“New rules for the collection of cord blood have triggered a row between the Human Tissue Authority and Virgin Health Bank (VHB), a private company involved in the process.”

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The Times, 1st May 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Thalidomide compensation demanded – BBC News

“Dozens of people born with deformities due to the drug thalidomide have demanded compensation from the company that invented the drug 50 years ago.”

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BBC News, 18th April 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Brain-damaged woman clears way for victims to sue over baby scandal – The Times

“Families of patients with severe brain damage after heart surgery as children are preparing to sue the NHS after a profoundly disabled woman won her case for compensation in the wake of the Bristol heart babies scandal.”

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The Times, 14th March 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Brain damage boy awarded £5.4m – BBC News

“A ‘sparky young man’ who suffered serious brain damage at birth has been awarded £5.4m in damages.”

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BBC News, 27th February 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Woman whose family history was overlooked died while giving birth – The Times

“A woman died while giving birth after a clerical error left her without specialist medical care, despite both her mother and her aunt having been killed by the same rare condition at exactly the same age, an inquest was told yesterday.”

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The Times, 9th January 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Disabled teenager wins £5.5m compensation – Daily Telegraph

“A teenager from West Bromwich was awarded a compensation package of nearly £5.5 million today after a series of failures during his birth left him severely disabled.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th October 2007

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Labour in crisis: staff shortages blamed for £665m payout in birth errors – The Independent

“Childbirth is claimed to be safer than ever. Yet the price paid by the NHS for deliveries going catastrophically wrong has risen 59 per cent to £259m – enough to fund the consultants and midwives needed to save thousands of babies and mothers from harm.”

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The Independent, 8th October 2007

Source: www.independent.co.uk

NHS is facing £4.5bn compensation bill over babies damaged at birth by hospital “blunders” – The Observer

“The NHS is facing £4.5bn in compensation claims over alleged blunders by midwives and doctors that have left babies suffering severe brain damage, The Observer can reveal.”

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The Observer, 23rd September 2007

Source: http://observer.guardian.co.uk/ 


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