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.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 she went into labour at full term plus 9 days. However, the labour did not progress well and she needed an emergency caesarean section.
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 needed extensive counselling by way of cognitive behavioural therapy together with anti-depressant medication.
Barratts medical negligence team were pro-active in arranging CBT for Elizabeth to ensure her best recovery. Elizabeth did make a steady recovery from the psychiatric injury.
The Defendants admitted liability for the negligence at an early stage. However, we could not 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 now Kevin can get the care he needs.
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