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Birth injury

Freedom of information request details

FOI request date:

Service: Claims Management

The following information was requested:

I would like to know the following for 2017/18 or if this is not yet available, 2016/17:

  • Total number of births for the year
  • Total number of births for the year broken down by male/female

For each of the birth injuries listed below, please state:

  • Total number of births sustaining said injury
  • Total number of claims made for said birth injury
  • Total number of settled or ongoing claims for said injury from same cohort

List of birth injuries:

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Forceps/Ventouse delivery
  • Episiotomy
  • C-section
  • Negligent
  • Stitching
  • Placental Abruption
  • Maternal Diabetes
  • Nervous Shock
  • Retention of Products of Conception
  • Kernicterus
  • Wrongful Birth

Please also break down figures for England, Wales, Scotland, NI as well as overall.

Please also break down figures for male/female where the birth injury affects the baby.

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