Delay in delivery leading to neo-natal death – £18,000

Mrs Cummings’ midwife referred her to hospital when, at 37 and a half weeks into her pregnancy, she started experiencing symptoms including swelling of her face, hands and feet and episodes of blurred vision. She was found to have high blood pressure but was sent home without treatment, following which she started to have incidents of diarrhoea and vomiting.

She was induced the next day but, despite CTG readings indicating the baby was in distress, there were delays in delivery. The baby was born covered in meconium and died shortly after birth.

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