With the completion of false self-assessments affecting some maternity units, a number of hospitals are now having to pay back millions of pounds to regulators. Some of the hospitals in question were already facing suspicion amid medical negligence claims and allegations of avoidable baby deaths, but it has since been confirmed that some 14 NHS trusts reportedly failed regarding at least one of the safety actions recommended. Of the 7 required to pay fines, each trust reportedly falsely claimed it had a safe maternity unit.
While the news may come as a shock to some, for those affected by poor maternity care, this development may be unsurprising. Indeed, figures have already shown just how much harm has been suffered by families due to negligent maternity services. In 2018-19, for medical negligence claims brought against the NHS, 60% of claims reportedly involved maternity care.
If you have been adversely affected by poor maternity care, you may be able to make a medical negligence claim. To discuss your case and find out more about how we could help you, do not hesitate to contact us for free, no-obligation advice.
The subject of birth negligence compensation claims is a sensitive one, of course. That being said, it’s an important one for us to discuss and advise on given that it can affect the lives of victims forever.
As a firm, when it comes to personal injury claims, we specifically focus on catastrophic compensation cases. Birth injury compensation claims is a part of this type of legal case, and it’s something that we can offer bespoke No Win, No Fee agreements for.
These types of serious negligence cases are best discussed with our team. We’re happy to offer free, no-obligation advice about your options for justice, and we can provide some general guidance in this article as well.
The subject of childbirth brain injuries isn’t something that many people really want to have to discuss or address, given how traumatic it can be.
However, given the impact that this kind of injury can have on the patient for the rest of their life, it’s important for victims and their families to understand their legal rights.
There is a process that allows for a pathway to justice, and it’s about achieving the best that we can when considering the circumstances. We can’t turn back the clock but, as specialist medical negligence lawyers that focus on serious and catastrophic injury cases, there is a great deal that we can do.