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External review into the delivery of babies who suffered Subgaleal Haemorrhages at birth in University Hospital Galway
Coleman Legal LLP
August 24, 2023
A review of maternity deliveries at University Hospital Galway will investigate cases of subgaleal haemorrhage in newborns, focusing on difficult deliveries involving vacuum extractors. Coleman Legal LLP supports affected families who are seeking answers.

Review of subgaleal haemorrhage cases at University Hospital Galway commences

The Irish Independent reported today on the commencement of a review of maternity deliveries at University Hospital Galway.

The review is being carried out at the request of the Saolta Women and Children’s Managed Academic Network. The review will be done by a multi-disciplinary team of professionals external to the Saolta group.

The review will focus on the labour and delivery of babies that had a subgaleal haemorrhage, also known as a subgaleal haematoma, diagnosed after delivery.

A subgaleal haematoma is a bleed under the skin of the head outside of the skull. It can occur during a difficult delivery, particularly where a vacuum extractor is required.

Coleman Legal LLP has been contacted by several concerned families affected by the diagnosis of a subgaleal haemorrhage following the delivery of their babies. We continue working with and supporting families on their journey to seek answers.

If you and your family have been affected by the diagnosis of a subgaleal haematoma, please do not hesitate to contact us at 1800-844-104 or email us at [email protected] in confidence to discuss the options available to you. More information on subgaleal haemorrhage

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