A young mum has spoken of her grief at the loss of her twin son Oliver after he became “locked” while being born at Airedale General Hospital, at Steeton.
Victoria Fodor, 23, has sought legal advice following an inquest in Bradford earlier this month, at which the coroner returned a narrative verdict saying Oliver had died of oxygen starvation causing brain damage which led to his death.
He died in Leeds General Infirmary when his life support machine was switched off four days after he was delivered.
He suffered complications when he became “locked” in the birth canal in front of his brother Rio and both babies had to be delivered by Caesarean section on June 15, last year.
Victoria and Oliver’s father Michael Conroy, 22, who live in Lower Union Street, Skipton, have challenged the narrative finding after the inquest heard that none of the midwives, doctors and consultants had experienced that kind of complication before.
But she claims the complication was made worse by the doctors breaking her waters and then leaving her on an epidural to attend another emergency.
She believes if the hospital staff had acted quickly enough and not left her, the twins could have been born without any complication.
But when they returned an hour later, Oliver had been starved of oxygen and had to be put on a life support machine.
He was eventually rushed to LGI where he was resuscitated five times before his breathing machine was turned off on Father’s Day last year. He died in the arms of his mum and dad.