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Road safety week gains support of legal experts as shocking statistics revealed

Road Safety Week 2020 has unveiled some shocking statistics leading to legal experts calling for tighter road safety measures. Clarke Willmott have leant their support to the campaign, which this year has been focused on the key message of “No Need to Speed”. Organised annually by the road safety charity...

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Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch release their independent report on delays in intrapartum intervention

Approximately 650,000 babies are born each year in England and Wales (Office for National Statistics, 2019); the vast majority are delivered safely. However, England and Wales have higher numbers of babies who are stillborn and neonatal deaths compared to other high-income countries. Background to the HSIB Report In 2014 the...

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Sharp rise in stillbirths due to COVID-19

Between 9 and 15 October 2020 we supported Bliss’ Baby Loss Awareness Week. Sadly, only a few weeks after Baby Loss Awareness Week, it has been reported that there was a considerable increase in rates of stillbirth between April and June 2020 compared to the same period last year. On...

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Compensation claimed for incorrectly performed pinnaplasty

On 27 November 2006 the Claimant was seen in the plastic surgery clinic, aged seven. It was noted that he had prominent ears and was a suitable to have his ears pinned back. The risks of surgery were explained to his parents and the surgery was performed on 27 March...

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Causes of stillbirth | Baby Loss Awareness Week

Most common causes of stillbirth Around 60% of stillbirths are unexplained meaning that the doctors do not know why the baby died. Where there is an explanation for the stillbirth it is usually caused by one of the following: Congenital abnormality Placental factors for example placental abruption and pre-eclampsia Infection...

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Steps for navigating a stillbirth or neonatal death case

This week is baby loss awareness week, 9 – 15 October 2020. If you have questions or concerns about how your baby died and whether the stillbirth or neonatal death could have been avoided, then we are here to help. We are experts at investigating stillbirth and neonatal death cases....

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Psychological impacts of stillbirth | Baby Loss Awareness Week 2020

This week, Clarke Willmott are aiming to raise awareness about baby loss in the UK through Baby Loss Awareness Week 2020. There are numerous psychological impacts of stillbirth, especially as part of the parent’s future has now changed significantly due to the loss of their baby, and many stillbirths occur...

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Why should you entrust your baby loss claim to Clarke Willmott?

The loss of a baby is likely to be the most life shattering, stressful and emotionally charged event in your life. You will experience a series of thoughts and emotions ranging from anger and upset, to denial and a need to search for answers. You will need experienced, expert and...

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Dealing with stillbirth or neonatal death | Baby Loss Awareness Week

We are supporting Baby Loss Awareness Week and over the next few days will be sharing some useful information to support those affected by this topic. You can read our first blog on the subject here. The topic for today’s blog is what to do after a stillbirth has occurred....

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Raising awareness on stillbirth | Baby loss awareness week 2020

Baby Loss Awareness Week will be taking place from 9 to 15 October 2020 (#BLAW20) to commemorate the lives of babies who died during pregnancy, at or soon after birth and in early childhood. The annual event involves 60 charities and the aim is not only to reflect on the lives...

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