Barratts Settle Long Standing Cerebral Palsy Case
Alison Brooks and Emma Veasey of Barratts Solicitors recently settled a long standing cerebral palsy case. Our client, the Claimant, suffered hypoglycaemia during the neonatal period. This led to severe brain damage.
After the Claimant’s mother was finally recommended to us, we obtained supportive evidence that the Claimant should have been delivered on an Obstetric Unit. However his mother was admitted to the GP Unit and the Claimant was delivered there instead. We also argued that had the Claimant been monitored by the Paediatric team with regular blood glucose tests, they would have shown a deterioration in his blood sugar levels. This would have alerted the medical staff to the possibility of hypoglycaemia and they could have provided treatment which would have avoided brain damage.
There were 2 Defendants, the GP and the hospital trust, who both denied liability. They argued that the claimant did not need closer monitoring and his brain damage was unavoidable.
The matter was settled at a meeting between the parties and damages were agreed in excess of £2.5 million. The settlement included both a lump sum and periodical payments to last the Claimant’s lifetime. It was approved by the High Court in London in December.
The Judge praised the Claimant’s mother and sister for the devotion and care they provided to the Claimant.
NHS Training is Improved after Inquest Rules Accidental Death
When Martin’s Mother died in hospital, we represented him at the Inquest into her death. As a result of the Inquest there have been significant changes to NHS procedures and training.
Compensation for Rosie after Medical Negligence at Birth
Rosie suffered from brain damage at birth. We proved that the medical team was negligent and we obtained a substantial settlement for Rosie. This has allowed her to live in an adapted property that is specific to her needs. It also funded additional private medical treatment.
Compensation for GP’s Negligence
When Harry’s father died he felt the GP had been negligent so he asked Barratts Solicitors for help. We gathered the medical evidence we needed to show this was the case. We succeeded in pursuing a claim for compensation for Harry because he was classed as a ‘dependent’ of the deceased.
Compensation for Infertility due to Poor Medical Treatment
Theresa had spent many years trying to get compensation for poor medical treatment leading to infertility. The hospital denied any wrongdoing and she felt frustrated. We listened and took time to understand Theresa’s situation then we followed up her case and recovered compensation for her.
Compensation after Medical Negligence causes Stillbirth
When Elizabeth’s daughter was stillborn, she instructed another firm of solicitors. She felt they lacked empathy so she came to us. We promptly arranged much needed bereavement counselling to help her cope with the loss of her daughter.
Ian’s Claim for Negligence Leading to Leg Amputation
Doctors were slow to diagnose a problem with Ian’s circulation. As a result he had to have his right leg amputated above the knee. Ian was aged 77 and this had a significant impact on his life. We were able to secure compensation for him.
Complex Claim for Patient in a Mental Health Unit
Kevin was detained in a Mental Health Unit when he was 17. His family was already worried about his behaviour when he absconded from the Unit. He was attacked and seriously injured while he was out. We successfully pursued a complex case for compensation and so that Kevin can get the care he needs.
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