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Medical negligence lawyers support families in maternity negligence claims involving Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Arti Shah
09/12/2021
Following very concerning findings by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Fieldfisher's maternity negligence team continues to support those affected by failings in care at the hospitals run by the Trust.

Last year, the CQC identified cases involving failings to monitor and interpret the heart rate of babies, resulting in harm or death. It rated both the Queen's Medical Centre and Nottingham City Hospital as "inadequate", and identified serious concerns, including reporting that between July and September 2020, 488 incidents in maternity were recorded at the Trust, including the deaths of mother and babies.

Between 2010 and 2020, 46 babies suffered brain damage and 19 were stillborn according to an investigation jointly performed by Channel 4 News and the Independent. In 2021, a new inquiry was launched to investigate maternity care at the Trust going back as far as 2006, with a number of affected families having been invited to share their concerns.

Fieldfisher's specialist medical negligence lawyers represent families affected by birth injuries at the Trust, which includes Queens Medical Centre and City Hospital.

If you have been affected by sub-standard care at Nottingham hospitals, we are happy to discuss a possible claim over the phone with you.

Read about our maternity and birth injury claims and our ongoing call on the Government to improve funding of maternity services to keep mothers and babies safe.

Read about Arti Shah's successful claim for the parents of Sebastian Harrold who died at Nottingham City Hospital at just seven days' old. She is also representing a number of other families affected by treatment at the Trust.

For more information, contact Arti Shah by calling 0330 460 6739 or emailing arti.shah@fieldfisher.com.

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