Mother Brings Claim Against Hospital Who Told Her to Abort Her Baby Who Was Born Alive and Kicking

Mother Brings Claim Against Hospital Who Told Her to Abort Her Baby Who Was Born Alive and Kicking

Sarah Hagan is bringing a claim for medical negligence against Sunderland Royal hospital for damages after she was negligently advised to abort her baby.
During her 24 week scan Ms Hagan was advised that her baby’s brain had not formed properly and that he would be born with one eye. She was told there was no hope of the baby surviving and that a post mortem examination would need to be carried out on the foetus. She was advised to abort the pregnancy.
After much deliberation Ms Hagan decided to terminate her pregnancy and was administered medication. The medication however did not take effect and Ms Hagan was then advised that she would need to go through the agony of delivering her baby.
Ms Hagan’s labour was induced and to her surprise and delight her son was born breathing and kicking. He was immediately put on a ventilator and suffered an almost fatal infection and heart problems. As a result of being born so early Ms Hagan’s son has chronic lung problems and a cyst on his brain. After almost two months on the neo-natal unit he started to show signs of recovery and is now 15 months old.
Ms Hagan and her partner were deeply distressed by the events and are pursuing a claim for medical negligence against the hospital trust.
If you or a family member have been provided with negligent advice during pregnancy which has resulted in an injury you may able to claim compensation. Contact Michael Lewin Solicitors for a free no obligation confidential review of your prospects.

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