Elizabeth had instructed another firm of solicitors but she felt they lacked empathy. She came to us and we arranged much needed counselling to help her cope with the loss of her daughter.Elizabeth pursued a claim for damages for psychiatric injury sustained as a result of the death of her daughter. As a result of negligent treatment provided during labour Elizabeth’s daughter was stillborn. Elizabeth had progressed through pregnancy without any problems and went into labour at full term plus 9 days. However, the labour did not progress well and an emergency caesarean section was required.
When Elizabeth awoke from surgery she was told her daughter had not survived.
Elizabeth suffered a severe bereavement reaction, a major depressive episode and a specific phobia. Her life was significantly affected as a result of the psychiatric injury. She required extensive counselling by way of cognitive behavioural therapy together with anti-depressant medication.
Barratts were pro-active in arranging CBT for Elizabeth to ensure her best recovery. Elizabeth did make a steady recovery from the psychiatric injury.
Liability for the negligence was admitted by the Defendants at an early stage. However, it was not possible to settle the case until Elizabeth had undergone treatment and a final prognosis given.
Elizabeth’s case settled out of court for £44,000.
We represented Martin at the Inquest of his deceased Mother. As a result of the Inquest there have been significant changes to NHS procedures.
Rosie suffered from brain damage at birth. We proved negligence and achieved 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.
When Harry’s father died he felt the GP had been negligent. 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.
Theresa had spent many years trying to get compensation for poor medical treatment. The hospital denied any wrongdoing. When Theresa came to us we listened and took time to understand. We followed up her case and we recovered compensation for her.
Elizabeth had instructed another firm of solicitors but she felt they lacked empathy. She came to us and we arranged much needed counselling to help her cope with the loss of her daughter.
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 impacted on his life significantly. We were able to secure compensation for him.
Kevin had been detained in a Mental Health Unit 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 now Kevin can get the care he needs.
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