Saturday, July 21, 2012

£2.25m settlement for devastating birth injuries

Mother:I begged, pleaded and cried for the Caesarian, thinking it was meant to be the mother’s choice, but it just fell on deaf ears”...

Reporter Hannah Upton, writing in the West Morland Gazette, describes how Mrs Hall, mother of Zak, who is now five-years-old, had "asked for a planned Caesarian for Zak’s birth when scans showed he could be as big as 12lb by his due date."
"She had already been through a difficult labour with daughter Ashleigh eight years earlier, and was keen to avoid a similar situation."
However, Mrs Hall was induced instead, and following "a series of mistakes" at The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust, Zak was stillborn. He was resuscitated, but brain damage had already occurred.

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