Clinical Negligence Case News - £30K

Legal representation led to the Trust admitting liability and agreeing to send a written apology to the client in this very sad case where failures in our client’s antenatal care led to the stillbirth of her first child at full term.

The expert obstetric evidence we obtained confirmed that the Claimant continued to complain of feeling no fetal movements but was offered no clear management plan for delivery.  Instead she was offered falsely reassuring daily CTG monitoring until intrauterine death was confirmed on 27th March 2016 (38+4 weeks). Post mortem confirmed a true knot in the umbilical cord.  There were several missed opportunities to induce labour and deliver the baby. Had this been done the outcome for the baby would have been favourable even as late as 26th March 2016. The poor quality of obstetric care provided to the Claimant directly contributed to the adverse outcome for the baby in this case.

Had the Claimant been offered induction of labour at 36, 37 or 38 weeks, she would have consented to this.

Matter Value: £30K

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