5 years of cerebral palsy claims
In this lecture Dr Michael Margo reviews cerebral palsy claims from the UK over a 5 year period. He identifies problems with how serious incident investigations are conducted and considers key learnings. Recommendations are provided on how to conduct better investigations including:
Study – Increase in trauma to mums and babies from forceps deliveries
A study conducted in Canada of 2 million deliveries from 2004 – 2015 found an increase in injuries to women. The biggest increase in trauma involved forceps deliveries with a rate of 19.4 per cent in first-time mothers in 2004 that increased to 26.5 per cent in 2014. Not only that but rates of trauma to babies also increased among first-time mothers, from 4.5 to 6.8 per 1,0000 deliveries. This article suggests that skills and training in forceps use is declining resulting in the increased trauma.