Belper mother searching for answers after death of baby

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A Belper mother is hoping for answers as to how her newborn baby died when an inquest into the death opens later this month.

Amelia Brusby was delivered by emergency caesarean section at Royal Derby Hospital on December 22, 2014, but died shortly after.

Her mother, Danielle Barton, had an uneventful pregnancy and was admitted to the hospital at 40 weeks and eight days.

But scans had confirmed that Amelia was measuring large and after a long and difficult labour a natural birth failed to progress.

The decision was then made to deliver Amelia by caesarean section.

Soon after her delivery, Amelia’s condition deteriorated.

Sadly, she died just hours after her birth.

Danielle, 22, then developed an infection and became seriously ill and remained in hospital for eight days.

Danielle has instructed specialist medical negligence lawyers Irwin Mitchell in a bid to get answers as to how her baby girl died.

The inquest into Amelia’s death will be held at Derby Coroner’s Court at 10.30am on Friday, April 29.

It will be attended by Danielle, her partner James Brusby and her mother Karen.

Zoe Brodrick, a specialist medical negligence lawyer at Irwin Mitchell, representing the family, said: “Danielle has been left completely devastated by the death of her first child.

“The family has many questions and Danielle hopes that the forthcoming inquest will provide some opportunity for her to learn more about the events leading to Amelia’s death and whether any lessons can be learnt from it.”