A claim was made against United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust following the death of a baby at Lincoln County Hospital. Shortly after birth the baby developed serious breathing problems and was transferred to the Special Care Baby Unit. Unfortunately the baby’s condition worsened and he sadly died when he was just one day old.
An investigation commenced and Langleys represented the family at the Inquest. The Coroner found there were significant failures to review the baby by on the Special Care Baby Unit overnight. There had been a delay in providing the essential treatment that the baby needed once it had been realised how serious his condition was.
The inquest concluded that both of these failings led to the sudden and sad death of the baby from respiratory problems which could have been treated.
Langleys succeeded in proving that the staff had been negligent.The settlement comprised of damages for the baby's pain and suffering, a bereavement award and funeral expenses.