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Trusts pays £2.8m to couple for whose baby was stillborn after five days of labour

BMJ 2021; 375 doi: (Published 09 December 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;375:n3046
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A major teaching trust whose maternity services have been rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission has agreed to pay £2.8m to the parents of a baby who was born dead, in what is thought to be a record settlement for a stillbirth.

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust is to pay the compensation to Jack and Sarah Hawkins, whose first child Harriet was born at Nottingham City Hospital in April 2016, nine hours after she died in the womb. Sarah had been in labour for …

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