AW v Greater Glasgow Health Board

Medical negligence – Childbirth – Liability – Causation. Court of Session: Pronouncing decree of absolvitor in an action by a mother who alleged that her son's cerebral palsy and asociated disabilities were caused by the fault and negligence of the defenders' midwifery staff who attended on her in the period immediately prior to his birth, the court held that all three of the grounds of negligence pled against the midwives had been established but that the pursuer could not prove a causative link between the midwives' negligence and the injuries her son sustained: there was no negligent act for which the defenders were responsible which caused any delay in his delivery.

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