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Official NHS figures show that it has spent £69.3m in settling the claims of 19 newborn babies who suffered brain injury, after hospital staff allegedly failed to spot and treat hypoglycaemia, and has set aside £166.1m to settle up to 41 further claims.
Newborn babies are at a risk of hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar level) and should be monitored with a heel prick blood test every few hours until their blood sugar level is stable. Babies found to have low blood sugar levels are given extra feeds or sugar through a drip.
Fortunately neonatal hypoglycaemia is rare affecting between one and three of every 1,000 babies, but if it is left untreated it can have the devastating consequences of brain injury. Babies born early, small or big babies and those with diabetic mothers are at most risk of hypoglycaemia.
AvMA - Action Against Medical Accidents
Commenting on the hypoglycaemia brain injury claims, Peter Walsh of Action Against Medical Accidents said: "The NHS should ensure the lessons from these cases are learned and midwives are properly trained and there are enough midwives and consultants on duty to ensure babies are monitored."
Head Injury UK
At Head Injury UK we are concerned that the NHS does all it can to protect newborn babies from potential brain damage due to hypoglycaemia. However if it happens we are experienced in helping families of children with brain injury claims, and if you want to discuss how we can help you please Clare Langford.
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