Charlotte Jackson from Bridgnorth, Shropshire, was high-risk due to diabetes
Told staff at Telford's Princess Royal Hospital of stomach pain but was sent home
She hadn't felt baby move and was told two days later her baby Jacob had died
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An unborn baby died after his mother was told she had probably 'wet the bed' when she told doctors of her concerns at a scandal-hit Telford hospital.
Charlotte Jackson, 29, told an anaesthetist at Telford's Princess Royal Hospital that she had severe stomach pain during a pre-planned appointment in 2018, but was sent home.
Ms Jackson, of Bridgnorth, Shropshire, who was deemed to be a high-risk pregnancy because of diabetes, called the hospital two days later, saying she had not felt the baby move since the previous lunchtime.
Charlotte Jackson, 29, was told she has probably 'wet the bed' when she told doctors of her concerns at a Telford hospital, resulting in her son Jacob being stillborn (pictured together)
She went back to hospital with partner James Harris, 30, for tests but was told their baby Jacob was dead.
She then had to return to hospital the following day to deliver her baby.
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) said it had recognised 'shortfalls in the care offered' and had carried out an 'extensive' investigation to ensure lessons were 'fully learned'.
Baby deaths and allegations of poor maternity care at the trust are currently being reviewed by the Ockenden independent inquiry.
The inquiry was set up in 2017 by the then health secretary Jeremy Hunt and is reviewing 1,862 families' experiences.
Following their experience, Ms Jackson and her partner instructed medical negligence lawyers Irwin Mitchell.
After she was sent home, Ms Jackson, called the hospital two days later, saying she had not felt the baby move since the previous lunchtime
The trust has now admitted liability and agreed an undisclosed settlement with the couple.
In a letter to Ms Jackson, the trust's chief executive Louise Barnett said: 'The trust recognises how serious the shortfall in your care was and the suffering this has caused you.
'I understand that Jacob could have been born healthy if we had arranged delivery earlier. I am very sorry that we let you and Jacob down.'
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