22 July, 2009
In August 2001 after giving birth to her third child, a lady found she was unable to pass urine. The hospital she gave birth at had failed to monitor her urine output or to catheterise her. Following this failure, she was left with a permanent weakened bladder, was forced to leave her current employment and was also left wheelchair-bound.
This was to be a lifelong deficiency. The Court agreed that the hospital had been negligent and awarded the Claimant £1,909,899 in compensation.
Over the years, Forbes' specialised Clinical Negligence team has handled a number of cases where people have been successful in recovering damages for negligent treatment received by a hospital.