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Negligence claim settled for Stillbirth | Our Client’s Story

Negligence Claim Settled For Stillbirth

We successfully settled our client’s claim for negligence for mental harm caused by mismanagement of her pregnancy which resulted in the tragic stillbirth of her daughter.

Hospital failure to diagnose pre-eclampsia and HELLP

Our client’s pregnancy was a high-risk because she had poorly-controlled diabetes.

Mum and baby required close monitoring including foetal medicine ultrasounds at 18, 28, 32 and 36 weeks’ gestation together with weekly cardiotocography (CTG).

At 34 weeks our client was diagnosed with problems of macrosomia and polyhydramnios which compounded the dangers already present with the diabetes.

The situation demanded more surveillance and monitoring but there were only three CTG assessments and no further ultrasounds.

We provided experts who considered that, more likely than not, monitoring would have detected changes and the baby would have survived earlier delivery. Our health lawyers successfully argued that the stillbirth of their daughter caused both mum and dad mental harm, and considerable continued suffering.

Let us fight for you or your loved one

If you or a loved one has experienced injuries as a result of a pregnancy complication, neonatal death or birth trauma, please get in touch with one of our caring, expert, female lawyers about the options available to you.

Taking legal action can also help change health care practices and hold health care professionals to account so other people do not to have experience what you went through.

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