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Our client presented to the maternity assessment unit with visual disturbances and high blood pressure. She was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia however no further action was taken. One week later, she again presented with significant increased blood pressure, severe headache and …
Ali Cloak looks at the review of the National Midwifery Council and asks whether they’re doing enough to inspire patient confidence following reports of negligence.
This week is the second Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week lead by Perinatal Mental Health Partnership UK. The aim of the awareness week is to encourage all mums and mums-to-be who are struggling with their emotions to speak out and get support rather than suffer in silence.
According to a report released last month, painful side effects and complications mean around 1 in 15 women fitted with trans-vaginal mesh support will need to have it removed. Ben Lees takes a look at the Mesh Oversight Group Report, and what it means for trans-vaginal mesh procedures.
Abigail Ringer considers recent research showing an increased risk of post traumatic stress disorder following miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy, and whether there is sufficient psychological support for those affected.
In this blog Hannah Blackwell considers the impact perineal tears can have on mothers following childbirth and looks at the plans announced recently to try to reduce the incidents of these tears occurring.
Kerstin Kubiak writes about the signs and symptoms of Group A Streptococcus infection which can affect women during pregnancy and childbirth, and why prompt diagnosis and treatment is essential.
Lucy Norton, Associate Solicitor, considers the recent news about a trial of womb transplants in the UK and the potential impact for thousands of women in the UK.
This blog highlights the importance of prompt diagnosis of postpartum haemorrhage, looks at the risk factors of postpartum haemorrhage occurring and potential complications if the condition is misdiagnosed following childbirth.
A recent study has highlighted that women with endometriosis are more likely to suffer complications during pregnancy and require additional care. This blog considers what endometriosis is and the additional precautions required to try to reduce the risks for pregnant women and their babies.
This blog highlights the importance of prompt diagnosis of Ogilvie’s Syndrome, and looks at the potential complications if the condition is misdiagnosed following caesarean section.
The importance of prompt diagnosis of the condition and the potential complications if misdiagnosed during pregnancy and labour.
A recent report has highlighted the devastating impact poor midwifery care and supervision can have on patients and their families.
There are wide variations in the quality of care during childbirth in England, according to a research report by doctors and this is mirrored by the experiences of our clients
In a report presented to MPs in January 2013 the Royal College of Midwives reveal that midwifery staff in hospitals across England and Wales are lacking in numbers which is leading to reduced focus on wider midwifery duties including breastfeeding classes, health and dietary advice and also, more seriously, exposing mothers and babies to potentially substandard care during labour.
The National Childbirth Trust (NCT), was criticised by Kirstie Allsopp who suggested that it was “politicised” and “dogmatic” in its advice and failed to prepare mums-to-be for the possibility of birth complications, promoting only natural childbirth. This is a common concern heard by medical negligence solicitors.