Hospital baby death inquiry reveals new cases under investigation

08/07/2019

A review into maternity services at the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust has uncovered another 300 cases of concern on top of 250 already being investigated.

The independent inquiry is looking into cases of malpractice at the trust between 1998 and 2017. 

Lead Partner of our Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence team Tim Gray said the new statistics indicate a robust review is being carried out:  

With any investigation into widespread malpractice or clinical negligence it is worrying for patients who may have been cared for or in this case, delivered babies, during that period.

Whilst the volume of additional cases being investigated by the independent inquiry appears to be alarmingly high, it is an indication that a thorough review is being done to allay any family concerns.

There is no doubt that this may cause concern for people whose children were born at hospitals in Shropshire during that period. If there are families who believe their babies may have come to avoidable harm during their births at hospitals in Shropshire they should seek independent legal advice urgently. 

As experienced advocates in clinical negligence cases, we can advise whether there may be a case to answer and guide you through the process.

If you would like any advice or have any questions regarding this issue, please contact Tim on the details below.

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