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A recent investigation into the advice given to pregnant women who call 999 has unearthed concerning evidence that some may have been given incorrect or even harmful guidance. In some circumstances, this has likely contributed to worse outcomes and complications for mothers and / or their babies. Those affected could be eligible to make birth injury claims to help address the consequences.
The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) began a national investigation in early 2022. This followed a series of reports of safety risks associated with pre-determined advice given to expectant mothers making emergency calls.
The investigation’s findings indicated that:
HSIB issued three key recommendations in their report following the national investigation with a view to improving the quality of advice pregnant women can expect to receive when calling 999, it is hoped that by following these, the number of birth injury compensation claims may decrease:
Whenever guidance issued by medical professionals fails to conform with recognised UK best practice or standards, those professionals could be guilty of medical negligence.
Expectant mothers given incorrect advice when calling 999 should speak to a clinical negligence solicitor about making a claim for birth injury to help compensate them for the harm caused.
Blackwater law’s specialist birth injury solicitors can provide free initial advice in relation to your case. Should you decide to make a claim you may even be able to do so on a no win, no fee basis, meaning there is no risk to your personal finances for doing so.