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CASE REPORT: RE v Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust [2017] EWHC 824 (QB)

26 May 2017  

Shoulder dystocia; secondary victims; psychiatric injury; destruction of medical records

In this case, the infant claimant had suffered a brain injury during her protracted birth in 2011. She was a very large baby and suffered (the claimants argued) a shoulder dystocia, meaning that her shoulders got stuck in the birth canal. As a result of this she suffered a hypoxic insult to her brain. The two other claimants were her mother and grandmother, who sustained psychiatric injury as a result of the birth.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Alcock v Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police [1991] UKHL 5

    Liverpool Women’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v Ronayne [2015] EWCA Civ 588

    RE & ors v Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust [2017] EWHC 824 (QB)