Menu & Search

Luke Weaving-Shorrocks aged two months

A hospital has been absolved of any blame after a baby was born with brain damage in a “horrific” delivery.

Luke Weaving-Shorrocks suffered the injuries after becoming stuck during birth at Wigan’s Royal Albert Edward Infirmary on 17 May 2011.

An inquest at Bolton Coroners Court heard the baby was delivered by caesarean section but died of a cardiac arrest in August that year.

Solicitors for the family say they are now considering legal action.

The court was told how Luke’s head had become stuck in his mother Victoria Weaving-Shorrocks’ pelvis during labour, and two attempts to deliver Luke by suction failed.

He was eventually delivered by a caesarean section, but suffered multiple fractures and brain damage.

‘Prompt treatment’

The baby was treated at Hope Hospital for three weeks then returned to the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary for another two weeks before being discharged.

He died on 14 August 2011 after going into cardiac arrest, despite the efforts of his father and paramedics, who managed to resuscitate him at first.

Recording a narrative verdict, coroner Kevin McLaughlin said: “Prompt treatment was provided by his father, paramedics and paediatric clinicians after his arrival at hospital.

“This initially succeeded in resuscitating him, but Luke later suffered further cardiac arrests and died in the arms of his parents.”

Mrs Weaving-Shorrocks, 33, from Wigan, had earlier told the court how the “absolute joy” of having her first baby turned into a “horrific ordeal”.

A statement from Linder Myers Solicitors, representing the family, said if the warning signs had been spotted earlier, he “would have been born healthy”. They will be pursuing a claim of medical negligence against the Trust.

A statement from Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust extended “sincere sympathies” to the family.


Start Your Claim Today Call 01904 556600
Tell us about your case

Just send us a little bit about yourself and your claim and we will respond within 24 hours.

Get In Touch
Latest News

Local Fire Crews Recruited to Help Deal With Growing NHS Demands

The Worcestershire Acute Hospital Trust has agreed on plans to draft in fire crews to take patients home in a bid to prevent overcrowding […]

Read More

NHS Cancer Treatment Waiting Times Worst on Record

Over halfway through the year, new figures show that 133,843 cancer patients have not been treated within the relevant standards. NHS cancer treatment waiting […]

Read More

Diabetes Prescriptions Cost the NHS More than £1bn A Year

Diabetes prescriptions are costing the NHS in England more than £1 billion a year, according to new figures from NHS Digital, up by almost […]

Read More

Take a look back through our complete news archive

Follow us on Twitter

Have you suffered an injury as the result of a defective implant? Here at Pryers Solicitors, we know that things don't always go as planned - and we want to help. Speak to one of our friendly advisors and learn more now

We are recruiting for some new roles now available at Pryers. This is an exciting opportunity to join our team and play a key part in shaping the future of our firm. Apply here now

Load More...