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NHS errors blamed for hundreds of cerebral palsy births costing service £493MILLION every year – Daily Mail

Wednesday, 2 November, 2022

NHS errors blamed for hundreds of cerebral palsy births costing service £493MILLION every year – Daily Mail

Damning new data has revealed that errors during childbirth are to blame for hundreds of children born with cerebral palsy over the past decade.

An analysis of more than 1,000 NHS negligence claims shows that serious mistakes include delayed delivery and maternity staff missing the signs of foetal distress and failing to respond to the umbilical cord being wrapped around a baby’s neck.

The study, by law firm Lime Solicitors, reckons that errors leading to cerebral palsy-related claims costs the NHS an average of £493million every year in compensation and legal fees.

Read more at: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-11368331/NHS-errors-blamed-hundreds-cerebral-palsy-births-costing-service-493MILLION-year.html

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