Newborn baby died after doctors cut into his head

A hospital has finally apologised after a newborn baby tragically died when doctors cut into his scalp during an emergency Caesarean.

Carson Allen died from a haemorrhage three hours after he was born to parents Claire Smith and Scott Allen at Nottingham City Hospital in July 2013.

Nearly five years on, the hospital had admitted 'shortfalls' in care and said sorry to the couple.

Claire Smith and Scott Allen lost their baby Carson after his head was cut during a Caesarean

Claire Smith and Scott Allen lost their baby Carson after his head was cut during a Caesarean

A coroner ruled Carson's death an accident after hearing that doctors pierced a soft part of his skull while cutting into the wall of his mother's womb.

Ms Smith, 41, who also has an 18-year-old son and 22-year-old daughter, should have been treated as a high-risk pregnancy but opportunities were missed in checking her medical records.

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust has accepted that Claire was not properly advised on the risks involved in the procedure.

Ms Smith said: 'I have been put through hell fighting for the reassurance that I could not have prevented Carson's death.

'It isn't closure and the heartbreak will never end but it has given me peace of mind knowing my baby boy's death was not my fault.

'I'm constantly talking about Carson. I go to the cemetery twice a day, every day. It's important to keep his memory alive. He was only here for a short amount of time but he will forever be in my heart.

'I did this for other babies, parents and families to ensure no one else has to lose something so precious in such a traumatic way.'

Nottingham City Hospital has now apologised for 'shortfalls' in the care they received

Nottingham City Hospital has now apologised for 'shortfalls' in the care they received

Claire's waters broke at 30 weeks into her pregnancy and she spent five days in hospital,

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