Clinical Negligence Glossary
Temporary increase in the fetal heart rate of at least 15 beats per minute (bpm) above the baseline for around 10-20 seconds
- Achilles Tendon
The tendon which attaches the calf muscles to the heel bone.
An accumulation of acid in the blood or tissues.
- Acquired Brain Injury
Damage to the brain which occurs after birth and no related to congenital disorder, developmental disability or progressive disease.
- Acute Renal Failure
A sudden loss of the ability of the kidneys to remove waste and urine.
Surgical removal of the adenoids (small lumps of tissue at the back of the throat)
- Adhesive Capsulitis
Frozen Shoulder’ – shoulder joint with significant loss of its range of motion.
- After the Event Insurance (ATE)
This is insurance taken out after the event to cover legal costs.
Loss of memory
A diagnostic test for chromosome abnormality performed by extracting a sample of amniotic fluid.