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Cerebral palsy in premature baby

Our client was born prematurely, after 30 weeks, and suffered cerebral palsy and associated physical and mental disabilities. He requires daily care for life.

The premature birth was caused by a contraceptive device that had been identified during the first trimester of the pregnancy, but negligently left in place. A registrar at the hospital the mother was attending for her antenatal care did not properly advise the mother's GP of the risks of not removing the contraception and, as a result, the mother was not aware of the increased risk of premature birth and its potential consequences, which sadly materialised in this case.

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