Articles by ‘Hannah Blackwell’
Hannah Blackwell speaks with an experienced midwife about symptoms to be aware of during pregnancy, and what to do if you don’t feel you’re being heard.
Hannah Blackwell reviews a recent study into maternity care, which draws interesting parallels with our own recent What About Mum survey.
Hannah Blackwell, solicitor for Jo Flaherty’s medical negligence claim, explains the injuries Jo suffered and how we helped her seek compensation.
The claimant, a 30-year-old woman, received £70,000 for the injuries sustained during childbirth. She suffered an avoidable fourth degree perineal tear. Despite repair surgery she suffered from flatal incontinence, faecal urgency and faecal leakage.
Our client suffered an eclamptic fit at the birth of her first child. She developed PTSD and continues to have on going psychological injury (four years after the event).
Hannah Blackwell, a member of our specialist birth injury team, here helps to explain the importance of raising awareness of ICP and its effects, a disorder which can result in stillbirth.
I cannot image experiencing anything as heartbreaking as losing a baby or child. While pregnancy can be both a worrying and exciting time, it is a period when people prepare to become a parent. They look forward to welcoming their baby into their family. Sadly, when a baby dies either during pregnancy or shortly after birth the psychological impact of losing this prospective future can be devastating.
This blog highlights the importance of prompt diagnosis of postpartum haemorrhage, looks at the risk factors of postpartum haemorrhage occurring and potential complications if the condition is misdiagnosed following childbirth.
A mother who felt “robbed of the first months of her daughter’s life” after the hospital made several serious negligent mistakes during the birth, secured a significant compensation.
This blog highlights the importance of prompt diagnosis of epiglottitis, and looks at the complications that can arise if there is a delay in diagnosing the condition.
Giving birth can be a memorable occasion in a woman’s life. In rare cases, however, there can be complications causing the mother to suffer an injury during child birth. An injury which could have been…