Clinical Negligence Case News - 85k

A Clinical Negligence case has been settled where due to a failing in reasonable care standards at a triage unit, unfortunately resulted in the still born birth of the client's daughter.

A Caresso Law member acted on behalf of a client who at the time of the negligence had an extensive and complicated obstetric history, having previously had an ectopic pregnancy and a miscarriage.  She underwent IVF treatment which resulted in a successful pregnancy and her baby was due on 7 March 2017.

She had a number of complications during the pregnancy for which she was closely monitored. However, on 3 January 2017, at 31 weeks gestation, she attended the Defendant’s triage unit with a history of reduced foetal movement at around 23:10.  The Defendant did not assess the Claimant for over 2 hours. The baby’s condition had deteriorated during this time and an emergency Caesarean section was carried out by the Defendant. The Claimant’s baby daughter was sadly still born at 02.00. The Defendant admitted that the 2 to 3 hour delay for review falls below the reasonable standard of care and had the Claimant been reviewed earlier, the baby would have been born alive.  

As a result of the Defendant’s negligence, the Claimant has undergone further multiple IVF cycles and has developed an adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depressive reaction, for which CBT treatment has been recommended.

Matter Value: Substantial value claim – £85k

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