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Doctors Cut Baby’s Skull During Emergency Caesarean Section, Died 3 Hours After by Realsman405(m): 6:14pm On Jan 04, 2018
A hospital has apologised after a baby died when doctors accidentally cut into his skull during a Caesarean section.

Carson Allen died three hours after his birth on July 3, 2013 when doctors made a two-inch deep cut into his scalp and skull, causing him to haemorrhage.

His mother, Claire Smith, 41, has now had an undisclosed settlement and an apology from Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The trust said the care Miss Smith received during pregnancy was not up to standard.

Head of service for obstetrics and gynaecology, Dr. Lucy Kean, said: “We reiterate the trust’s condolences to the family on the death of their son Carson, and apologise for the shortfalls in our care, mindful that no words or amount of money can undo the harm and distress the family have experienced as a result of this case.”

In October 2011, she had a gynaecological procedure known to cause complications, and pregnancy should have been avoided afterwards.

The trust has accepted Miss Smith was not properly advised of the risks.

An inquest heard there were several missed opportunities to access a full medical history or even check Miss Smith’s medical records properly.

Miss Smith, of Top Valley, Nottingham, said: “I found the inquest very difficult and have spent the past four years thinking this was my fault.

“I thought the cut on Carson’s head was because of the procedure I had in 2011 – it wasn’t until the result of the post-mortem that I found out it was caused by a scalpel.

“As if losing my baby wasn’t enough, I have been put through hell fighting for the reassurance that I could not have prevented my baby son’s death.”

Miss Smith described her care as “absolutely horrendous” and “unacceptable.”

She added:“During my C-section, the doctor cut my baby’s head so deeply that he died.

“I am a good mum and the chance to be a mum to Carson was taken away from me.

“It has been the worst experience of my life and I doubt my family will ever get over our loss.”


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Re: Doctors Cut Baby’s Skull During Emergency Caesarean Section, Died 3 Hours After by thesicilian: 6:19pm On Jan 04, 2018
An unfortunate mistake. Must be an inexperienced doctor.
Re: Doctors Cut Baby’s Skull During Emergency Caesarean Section, Died 3 Hours After by ultron12345: 9:11pm On Jan 04, 2018
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