NHS blunders which leave babies stillborn will be brushed under the carpet under government plans to limit legal fees, safety campaigners have warned. Health officials have drawn up plans to cap legal costs for claims where damages are worth less than £25,000. This includes the deaths of newborns, and stillbirths - where Britain’s record is among the worst in the developed world.

Charities including the Patients’ Association, Sands the stillbirth charity, the Birth Trauma Association, the Association for Improvements in Maternity Services and National Voices are among those opposing the plans. Continue reading