Medical Negligence
By Conal McGarrity
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Stillbirth Medical Negligence Case

If you or your family have suffered stillbirth, it can be painful to learn that something could have been done to avoid it. Unfortunately, such a loss can have huge psychological impact on everyone involved. It can affect relationships, work, health, as well as mental well-being.

Our team can support you through your claim and provide a key supporting role to grieving parents. Not all stillbirths are preventable. However, regular check-ups during pregnancy can help spot certain symptoms early. You may be able to make a claim if;

  • Your medical professional failed to treat symptoms correctly

  • Your medical professional failed to treat symptoms promptly

  • Your medical professional failed to refer you to an appropriate consultant if test results were abnormal

  • Your medical professional missed symptoms

  • Your medical professional misinterpreted test results

  • Your medical professional failed to give you regular check-ups and tests

  It is no doubt that it is painful to learn that your medical professional could have done more to save your child’s life. However, making a claim could help you find out what mistakes were made and why. Our medical negligence team may also be able to get an apology.

Stillbirth Medical Negligence Case

In 2011, Mrs Attree whose pregnancy was classed as ‘high-risk’ as she was carrying twins and was diagnosed with gestational diabetes, delivered a healthy baby girl. However, her son was delivered stillborn. This was due to errors made by the hospital during her check-ups. It was found that the hospital failed to spot that Mrs Attree’s son had not grown in the previous 5 weeks and that he had unfortunately died a week earlier.

In 2016, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust agreed to pay Mrs Attree a five-figure sum in compensation. Independent medical experts concluded that the hospital missed several opportunities to spot the lack of growth for Mrs Attrees’ son and therefore, missed chances to save his life. The independent obstetrician commented that had the problem been identified sooner, the twins would have been delivered at 35 weeks gestation which would have resulted in Mrs Attree’s son surviving.

We understand how difficult it can be to relive such a traumatic event, which is why our compassionate medical negligence team will strive to make this as easy as possible. Your claim is about helping you and your family recover this traumatic event. Your compensation can also cover expenses such as costs for therapy, lost wages and other related expenses.

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