Mark Bowman has recovered substantial damages for Bridget, after she suffered life changing injuries following the birth of her first child at Hillingdon Hospital.
On 07 September 2007, Bridget, who was almost 41 weeks pregnant, was admitted to the Hillingdon Hospital for delivery of her first child. Bridget required an epidural injection and a syntocinon infusion to speed up the delivery of her baby.
Following the performance of a vaginal examination, a urinary catheter was inserted. Checks should have taken place to ensure that the catheter was inserted correctly, and that it remained in place. Such checks were not documented within Bridget’s medical records.
Bridget gave birth to a healthy baby but sustained a second degree tear to her perineum which was sutured by the midwife. At this point the urinary catheter was also removed. Shortly after this, Bridget stood up and had an episode of urinary incontinence.
Bridget has subsequently remained incontinent of urine and requires the daily use of incontinence pads. Bridget’s quality of life has been affected as a result of the injuries which she sustained.
We were instructed to investigate a claim against the Hillingdon Hospital. NHS Trust and obtained expert evidence from a midwife who confirmed that the standard of midwifery care provided to Bridget was substandard.
NHS Trust and obtained expert evidence from a midwife who confirmed that the standard of midwifery care provided to Bridget was substandard.
A letter of claim was sent to Hillingdon Hospital. It was admitted that the midwife’s note keeping had been poor, but it was denied that Bridget’s injuries were caused by any alleged substandard treatment. The trust argued that the injuries sustained were entirely consistent with normal labour and delivery.
Following negotiations with the NHSLA the claim settled out of court.
- You can speak to our clinical negligence solicitors on freephone 0800 358 3848
- e-Mail us at email@example.com
- Complete our short enquiry form
Contact us on freephone 0800 358 3848
Or start your claim online.
"The group is praised for its commitment to 'demystifying the legal process' while this is a firm for which the client has always been a priority"
Fieldfisher has successfully been recognised as an "Occupation and Asbestos Disease Specialists" Fieldfisher are now recognised as assessors
Charities we support
Fieldfisher attends AvMA's 30th Annual Clinical Negligence Conference
AvMA (Action against Medical Accidents) held its 30th Annual Clinical Negligence Conference on 29 and 30 June 2018.
Blood test to predict premature birth welcomed with caution
New research published highlights the use of blood tests to assess the due date of babies and also the genetic likelihood of a baby being born prematurely.
Furness General Hospital baby deaths highlight need to overhaul the culture of dishonesty
A recent Professional Standards Authority report has just been published regarding avoidable deaths at Furness General Hospital.
Samantha Critchley recovers £19million for nine-year-old girl left with 'catastrophic' brain damage
Samantha Critchley comments in the Daily Mail regarding her case of a nine-year-old girl that suffered catastrophic brain damage after being born at Kings College Hospital.