Case Study – Negligent Anaesthetic treatment following Emergency Caesarean Section

HHD solicitor: Lauren Jones, Solicitor, specialising in medical negligence claims

What happened: Our client unfortunately had to undergo an emergency caesarean section and was stabilised and transferred to the High Dependency Unit whereby she was noted to be unresponsive and had suffered a respiratory arrest due to negligent anaesthetic treatment.

How HHD solicitors helped: At HHD solicitors we obtained all our client’s medical notes and records, x-rays and scans and were able to identify eminent independent experts outside Northern Ireland who reviewed the treatment provided. We also listened to our client and instructed a Consultant Psychiatrist to report on the extra mental anguish cause by the hospital’s negligence. Her claim included compensation for her pain and suffering, and the psychiatric reaction that she suffered as a result of her treatment.

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