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Cultlike fixation on normal birth fuels record rise in newborn babies with

first_imgThe number of babies left brain-damaged by NHS blunders has soared amid a campaign for “normal” births. Official figures show the number of claims against maternity units for cases which ended in life-time disability has risen by almost one quarter in just one year. Bereaved parents made 232 such claims against the NHS in 2016/17 – a 23 per cent rise from 188 cases the… Health service officials said future payouts could exceed £20 million per child, to cover the life-long costs of round-the-clock care.center_img Safety experts said a “cult-like fixation” on “normal birth” – with doctors kept out of the delivery room even when they were needed – has fuelled catastrophic errors and record negligence claims.last_img