£25,000 Compensation after Poor Care from Midwife

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A Medical Negligence Claim Case Study - Client Situation

Following the birth of her baby, a midwife didn’t carry out a full examination of our client. As a result, the midwife failed to identify a 3rd degree perineal tear, and recorded that our client had suffered a first degree tear.

This led to our client not being referred to the obstetrician for suturing and being allowed to return home. Due to the midwife’s mistake, our client ended up experiencing a number of painful symptoms.

This included her experiencing severe pain whenever she tried to pass stools and suffering occasional incontinence and embarrassing wind. Furthermore, she experienced extreme pain during sexual intercourse, which led to psychosexual problems.

As a consequence of the poor care received from the midwife and the failure to diagnose a 3rd degree tear, our client was forced to undergo a delayed primary repair of the anal sphincter.

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How We Helped

Our Medical Negligence Solicitors agreed to take on her case and arranged for our client to undergo an independent medical assessment. This helped us present a claim for compensation to the NHS Trust responsible for the poor care she received, and ensure our valuation of the compensation claim fully reflected her needs and circumstances.

The Outcome

After reviewing the details of the case presented by our Medical Negligence Solicitors and following subsequent negotiations, the NHS Trust agreed to pay £25,000 in compensation to our client.

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