Whilst complications from a C-section are numerous, some are preventable and some are not.
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Forceps or Vacuum Delivery injuries
One in eight forceps or vacuum (ventouse) baby deliveries are assisted (using instruments to aid delivery).
Infections and Stitches
Infections after child birth are common. Whilst you are recovering your immune system is not functioning as well as it would normally.
Injuries to Baby
There are lots of reasons why a baby can be injured during childbirth and not all are negligent.
Accounts for approximately 30% of all antepartum haemorrhage and is classed as a medical emergency.
The NHS state around 2% of pregnancies develop pre-eclampsia
Pregnancy & Birth
Sometimes birth injuries happen and they are sometimes caused by medical negligence.
Sometimes there is no reason why stillbirth happens, but there are other times when it can be prevented.
Baby dies because midwives lack basic maths skills
A 42-year-old mother had to suffer the loss of a healthy baby, due to the lack of basic arithmetic by her midwives. A report has found that several opportunities to identify Mrs Clarkson’s age were missed by staff at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Boy receives £11m after suffering brain damage during birth
The court heard that if just 15 minutes before he was delivered staff had noticed the baby’s heartrate and performed a caesarean section, he may have had no injuries at all.
Father of dead baby asked if he wanted “to put him in the fridge”
A catalogue of failings by Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has been highlighted by the parents of a dead baby.
John and Emma Quinn are still waiting for answers following the death of their full-term baby, Ryan.
Man wins seven-year fight to prove medical negligence
A man has won a seven-year fight to get a hospital to admit to medical negligence, following the death of his wife.
Alison Taylor, 29, died just 16 days after giving birth to her daughter from a pulmonary embolism caused by deep vein thrombosis, known as DVT, in one of her legs caused by her pregnancy.
Mother dies following caesarean
A mother died after losing three litres of blood when her twins were delivered by caesarean section. Estelle O’Sullivan, 37, had a condition which prevented her blood from clotting properly. An inquest heard that she should’ve been given a massive blood transfusion.
Mums-to-be are not warned of the risks of Epilepsy medicine
A recent survey of mother’s suffering from Epilepsy found that 25% of them were unaware of the dangers to their unborn child. Sodium valproate has been linked to an increase the babies’ risk of cleft palate and spina bifida.
Teenager sues hospital for negligence during his birth
The teenager, who suffers from cerebral palsy, is suing Gloucestershire Hospital NHS Trust, through his mother.
His mother says her son was born severely disabled following a series of medical blunders during his birth.