Up to 100 maternity care cases under review at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust. Initial concerns were raised that in 23 cases, mothers or babies have unnecessarily died or been seriously harmed as a result of poor care at the Trust.
In response to this serious situation the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and social care in England, began an inquiry ordered by the then Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, into the maternity care provided at the Trust hospitals.
Sadly the number of cases under review has grown since the inquiry started in August 2017. It is thought that up to 100 families have now come forward wanting their case to be reviewed.
The CQC are investigating whether the trust’s guidelines were sufficient in directing midwives as to what they should do if foetal movements were noted to be reduced. If hospitals’ guidelines are insufficient, the interventions required to help may be delayed or not happen. Devastatingly, this can lead to unnecessary deaths of mothers and babies or cause them serious harm.
Here at Irvings Law, we can assist if you feel let down by the care provided to you during your pregnancy, labour or delivery of your baby.
How do I start a claim?
At Irvings Law, we appreciate that if you are concerned about the maternity care which you have received, you may feel that you were let down at one of the most important times in your life.
In our Clinical Negligence department, we have specialists with many years’ experience in fighting clinical negligence claims and recovering millions of pounds in compensation for our clients.
Please telephone 0151 475 1999 and ask to speak to a member of our dedicated clinical negligence team or complete the contact form on our website.
Who can I claim against?
Initially, we can get an answer for you as to whether the care provided was negligent. If it was, we will submit a claim for damages against the trust responsible for the hospital where the treatment was provided.
For example, Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust are responsible for the care provided at the Princess Royal and Royal Shrewsbury Hospitals.
What can I claim for?
You can claim compensation for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity which you or your family member have suffered. In addition, you can claim any reasonable specific financial losses which have been incurred such as loss of earnings if you were off work or for care and assistance which your family may have provided as a result of the negligence.
Will the claim cost me anything?
We can offer a’ no win no fee ‘service. If we win your case, the defendant pays our costs. We would be happy to explain the ‘no win no fee’ funding agreement to you .
Call us on 0151 475 1999 to start your claim today.
Author: Elizabeth Browne