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Neonatal hypoglycaemia is a cause of brain damage - how do I know if my child has a claim?

What is neonatal hypoglycaemia? Hypoglycaemia means low blood sugar or low blood glucose. When a newborn baby’s blood sugar drops below safe levels, this is known as neonatal hypoglycaemia. Newborn babies can take a while to develop a regular...

ESMiE (Enhancing the Safety of Midwifery-led Births) Enquiry makes recommendations for midwifery-led maternity care

In the UK, healthy women with low-risk pregnancies can choose the setting in which they want to have their baby. Increasing numbers of women are choosing to give birth in midwifery-led maternity settings, such as in an ‘alongside unit’ on the...

Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury (OASI) - severe vaginal tears in childbirth

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) recently announced the roll out of the OASI Care Bundle project to maternity units across the UK. The project aims to lower the number of severe vaginal tears experienced by women in childbirth....

Blindness and Visual Impairment from Neurological Injury - negligent causes and compensation claims

Blindness and visual impairment feature in many of the claims that we pursue for our seriously injured clients at Boyes Turner. Whilst this devastating form of disability is sometimes the result of damage to the eye, blindness and eyesight problems can also...

Vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC) - risks of rupture and RCOG recommendations

When a woman who has previously had a caesarean section is advised to have her next baby by vaginal (VBAC) delivery, she may be at risk of uterine rupture. Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists or  RCOG guidelines require maternity teams...

Erb's Palsy - gaining support from compensation

Every child is different. At Boyes Turner we know from experience that each child’s Erb’s palsy injury is as unique as they are. The damage to the nerves that comes from excessive traction on the brachial plexus during birth can be partial or...

The 5 most common reasons our clients have been in SCBU

Boyes Turner are specialists in cerebral palsy, birth injury and neonatal care negligence claims, which means that most of our severely disabled child clients and their families will have spent time in the hospital’s SCBU. What is SCBU? SCBU (often...

Erb's palsy - making a successful medical negligence claim

Erb’s palsy (also known as brachial plexus paralysis or palsy) is a medical condition in which nerve damage to the brachial plexus nerves causes paralysis or weakness of the arm. It usually occurs during childbirth when a baby’s shoulder...

Supporting clients with Erb's palsy using assistive technology

Erb’s palsy following brachial plexus injury at birth can cause lifelong disability, restricting day-to-day activities in a way that is both challenging and frustrating. At Boyes Turner, we are often able to help our clients with Erb’s palsy...

NHS reports 24 early admissions of negligence for avoidable birth injury cases

The NHS’s defence organisation, NHS Resolution, has reported that for birth injuries occurring during 2017/2018, admissions of negligence were made within months of the birth in 24 cases. According to NHS Resolution, prior to 2017, it took an average...
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