Woman unable to have children makes claim for compensation

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13 August, 2009

In November 2002, 18 weeks into her pregnancy, a lady, then aged 29, attended the hospital for blood tests. The tests revealed that there were anti-c and anti-e antibodies in her blood. The anti-e antibodies increased in number to a dangerous level.

At 36 weeks into her pregnancy, her labour was induced before a Caesarean section was carried out to deliver the baby.

After the delivery she suffered a post-partum haemorrhage and had to undergo an emergency hysterectomy.

The Claimant survived the procedure but was told that she would not be able to have any more children in the future. As a result she suffered psychiatric illness.

Her claim for compensation was successful and she recovered £50,000 in damages from the hospital.

Forbes' specialised Clinical Negligence departments have handled a number of cases where people have been successful in recovering damages for negligent treatment received by a hospital. We are the holders of a legal aid franchise and can apply for legal funding. We also operate on a basis no win, no fee basis in appropriate cases.

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