Baby B - Failure to diagnose liver failure
Who are BL Claims Solicitors
BL Claims Solicitors specialise in personal injury, clinical negligence and travel claims, providing our clients with hands-on support, nationally.
We are rated as one of the top firms in the UK and believe in speaking to our clients in jargon-free language and ensuring you're speaking to a highly qualified lawyer right from the outset
Baby B was born in December 2013 by emergency caesarean section as he was showing signs of distress.
Shortly after his birth it was noted that he had profound hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) and low platelets (blood components that helps with clotting).
Baby B was very unwell but staff at the hospital failed to recognise this. Baby B then developed signs of acute liver failure but the neonatal team did not seek specialist advice until he was 5 days old. At 8 days old he was transferred to a London hospital for specialist care but sadly died of multi organ failure, secondary to his acute liver failure, two days later.
Baby B's parents contacted BL Claims solicitors as specialists in clinical negligence. Expert evidence was obtained and the Trust admitted that there was a delay in referring Baby B to the specialist hospital. Following negotiations Baby B's parents accepted £13,000 in full and final settlement of the claim.
BL Claims Solicitors are here to help
If you would like to talk to someone and discuss a potential claim please call us on 0344 620 6600 anytime between 8am and 6pm Monday to Friday, or if you would prefer you can email us at email@example.com