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Michael’s story – oxygen deprivation at birth causes severe brain damage

Michael suffered oxygen deprivation at birth causing severe brain damage.

During the course of Michael’s delivery the midwives gave his mother a drug (oyxtocin) intended to increase the strength and duration of her contractions. Unfortunately over a period of more than 1 hour they gave her far too much.

As a consequence, Michael’s mother had a far greater number of contractions than she should have (hyper stimulation).

Whenever a contraction takes place the umbilical cord is restricted thereby reducing the oxygen to the baby. As a result Michael was starved of oxygen and born brain damaged. At the time the claim settled it was one of the highest awards of damages ever to be paid to a brain damaged child.

If you would like to find out more about our services or would like a free, initial consultation with a medical negligence specialist, please either contact a member of our team on 0800 085 3295 or alternatively, please contact us by email at with your telephone number and details of the incident.

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