Case Studies From Davies & Partners

Negligent treatment at time of birth leading to cerebral palsy

This matter was funded by Legal Aid and involved the mismanagement of KG’s birth. KG’s mother attended the hospital on the 28th October 1990 at 8.00am experiences abdominal pain at 34 weeks. She was admitted and some observations were carried out but very few over a 12 hour period despite having regular contractions.

Successful case following still birth due to negligence at Birmingham Women’s Hospital

Rachel Bowen has successfully settled a case for a client who tragically suffered a still birth at 32 weeks of pregnancy as a result of the negligence of staff at Birmingham Women’s Hospital.

health visitor breaches duty of care by incorrectly plotting weight gain

The claimant (LK) was a child who was born at 33 weeks and 5 days gestation. The birth proceeded uneventfully and LK had no resuscitation, apgar scores were 9 at 1 minute, 9 at 5 minutes.

Claim following the loss of her unborn baby at 36 weeks

Mrs X’s claim was for damages, loss and personal injury arising out of a clinical negligence claim leading to the loss of her unborn baby at 36 weeks gestation in November 2001.

Cerebral palsy resulting from the mismanagement of birth

This was a cerebral palsy case which resulted from the mismanagement of YM’s birth. This was a particularly long and protracted litigious case.

Complications arising following caesarean section

We were instructed on behalf of GM in relation to complications arising following the birth of her son by way of caesarean section.

Complications following caesarean section

The patient suffered a broad ligament tear during the course of a caesarean section. This caused a large intra abdominal haematoma that led to multifocal incomplete bowel obstruction.

Clinical negligence claim against the George Elliot Hospital NHS Trust

Tracy Edwards was instructed to investigate a claim for clinical negligence against the George Elliot Hospital NHS Trust following the birth of Mrs X’s son on the 28th September 2007. Mrs X raised concerns about the treatment she had up to and including the birth of her son.

Birth injury leading to difficulty with bowels and urinary problems

Mrs D gave birth to her first child in 1998. Delivery was facilitated using forceps and a ventouse. Mrs D sustained a third degree tear from which she made a good recovery although she went on and developed post natal depression. Subsequently, she had two miscarriages. 

Delayed diagnosis and treatment of Paget’s disease

Katie Nairne, specialist clinical negligence lawyer, has recently settled a claim relating to delayed diagnosis and treatment of Paget’s disease.

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