Hope that increased maternity funding will reduce medical negligence claims

We welcome the news today that the Government is allocating the NHS an extra £95 million to improve maternity care in all areas of England.

This news follows a report by an independent midwifery expert, Donna Ockenden, into failings in maternity care at Shrewsbury & Telford NHS Trust which resulted in the avoidable death of numerous babies and mothers over a twenty-year period.

The report, which was damning, identified immediate actions needed to improve maternity care services across England.

Here at the Davies and Partners we were saddened, but not surprised, by the contents of this report.

Commenting on the news, medical negligence specialist James Wickett, who heads up the North Devon office said, “As medical negligence specialists we often act for mothers who have sustained injury during birth or, worse still, sadly lost a child as a result of medical negligence. We also support children with birth-related injuries (such as cerebral palsy or shoulder dystocia) and their families. We work to ensure they get the necessary compensation they need to provide care and support for their lifetime.”

If you would like to speak to one of our specialist birth injury advisors, please call or message one of the team.

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