Deborah Blythe recently settled a case for a lady who suffered a still birth of her baby at 35 weeks. The Trust accepted that they were negligent in delaying the start of electronic monitoring of the baby's heartbeat. They were also negligent in discontinuing the monitoring when the trace was abnormal.

If they had properly continued the monitoring the abnormality would have been picked up and there would have been an earlier delivery. However even if the baby had been born alive my expert says that it would have suffered severe brain damage in any event. The claim settled for £20,000.