Grieving mother reaches settlement with NHS trustA woman from Telford whose son died minutes after his birth at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) in 2003 has reached an out-of-court settlement with the region's NHS trust.
The Shropshire Star reported that Clare Russell and her husband Tim, who claim to have spent a number of years fighting the case, are set to be awarded compensation from the trust following the death of their infant son, Dylan.
"We believe we were badly let down by the RSH and that with alternative management of my labour and delivery, Dylan's life could have been spared," Ms Russell stated.
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust has not made a formal admission of liability in the incident.
Previously known as the Princess Royal Hospital NHS Trust and the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital NHS Trust, the group provides a number of services for some 500,000 people in the region.
It is currently applying to become an NHS Foundation Trust.