Suzanne Munroe, Director and Head of Clinical Negligence at Switalskis Solicitors, recently appeared on BBC Look North to discuss a series of failings by Pontefract Hospital which led to a child’s still birth.
The parents are clients of Switalskis and spoke to Look North about the death of their son, Theo. Mid Yorkshire Hospital NHS Trust have admitted liability and apologised: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-36197512.
Although obtaining an apology and suing the NHS cannot bring back baby Theo, this will hopefully contribute towards pushing the NHS to improve the care available to expectant parents.
You can read past articles by our Clinical Negligence team about this tragic case here: https://www.switalskis.com/midwifery-led-units/.
Specialist Clinical Negligence Solicitors
Suzanne Munroe also stressed the importance of finding a suitable solicitor to investigate these cases given the specialist level of expertise required. In an interview with BBC Radio Leeds, Suzanne explained that she has come across an increasing number of cases which are being handled by inexperienced solicitors who claim to be ‘Clinical Negligence Specialists’. The risk with using non-specialist firms is that these cases take far too long to investigate and all too often they must be taken over by specialists, thereby adding to the delay and continuing anxiety for bereaved parents.
If you would like to discuss a potential Clinical Negligence claim in confidence, contact a member of our specialist team on 01484 825200.
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