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Case Study  |  02:03:21

The claimant, a 39-year-old woman, received damages for the injuries she suffered as a result of the failure of the staff employed by the defendant Trust to diagnose and treat infection with Streptococcus group A following the delivery of her child. As a result of the negligence she suffered sepsis and kidney failure requiring admission to ITU; and underwent total hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. She also developed post traumatic stress disorder.

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Case Study  |  02:03:21

The claimant, a 40-year-old woman, received damages for the injuries she suffered as a result of the failure of the staff employed by the defendant trust to diagnose and treat infection with Streptococcus group A following the delivery of her child. As a result of the negligence she suffered sepsis leading to myositis and a blistering skin rash; and underwent total hysterectomy with salpingo-oophorectomy. She also developed post-traumatic stress disorder and a depressive episode of mild severity.

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Opinion  |  03:03:21

In January 2021 MBRRACE published is latest report into maternal deaths. It was noted that between 2016-2018 23 women in the UK lost their lives to sepsis, accounting for 11% of all maternal deaths in that period. The report made a number of recommendations to improve these figures going forward.

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Opinion  |  05:07:21

A fantastic study led by the University of Nottingham seeks to definitively assess the value of GBS testing in pregnancy in NHS maternity services in England. July 2021 is GBS awareness month #GBSAM2021 and studies such as this will be imperative, if supportive in its findings, in persuading the NHS to fund routine GBS testing in pregnancy and reducing the number of cases of early-onset GBS infection in newborns.

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