Wells & Anor v University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust [2015] EWHC 2376 (QB) (07 August 2015)  

Baby Layla was born on 20 July 2010 and died 35 minutes after birth as a result of meconium aspiration.

The claims were for bereavement and psychiatric injury of the parents.

The central allegation was a failure to perform caesarean section sooner based on the CTG trace; had caesarean section been performed earlier meconium aspiration would have been avoided.

The expert evidence concerned interpretation of the CTG and the response; there was consideration of NICE guidelines.

The claims were dismissed.