£50k compensation for hospital negligence during labour leading to stillbirth
Negligence during labour
The mother’s pregnancy was uneventful and she went into labour at term. On admission to hospital for delivery the medical staff failed to notice that the CTG was pathological. They also failed to notice the presence of grade III meconium, a further example of hospital negligence.
We obtained expert evidence from an obstetrician. The obstetrician believed that, had the pathological CTG or the meconium been noticed by the hospital staff then the baby would have been delivered earlier by emergency caesarean section and the baby would have been born alive before any lasting hypoxic damage had occurred.
Both the mother and father suffered psychiatric injuries as a result of the death of their baby.
Partial admission and settlement
The hospital made a partial admission after a detailed letter of claim was served by our medical negligence specialist solicitors and a settlement in the sum of £50,000 was negotiated shortly afterwards.
There was no cost to our clients in bringing the claim.
Our expert team specialise in dealing with cases of this nature, if you have suffered as a result of medical negligence, contact us to discuss your claim on freephone number 0800 834 252 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.