Family wins substantial compensation after newborn was starved of oxygen
THE parents of a newborn baby who died after being starved of oxygen at birth have won a substantial payout.
Myles Oakley was born on May 7 2015 at Russells Hall Hospital in Dud- ley with irreversible brain damage after distress during labour and needed to be resuscitated. Less than 24 hours later his parents made the agonising decision to turn off his life support machine.
“The agony of losing Myles is something that neither of us will fully ever get over,” said mother Louise Oakley. “Nearly three years on, I’m still angry with not only the care we received but the way we were treated by the hospital.”
A damning report by the Dudley Maternity Quality Improvement Board found serious failings in the maternity unit including slow responses to urgent situations and lack of senior paediatric support.