NHS pays £175,000 to children of young mother who died after giving birth

30th January 2017

NHS pays £175,000 to children of young mother who died after giving birth

No amount of money can ever fully compensate victims of medical disasters but it is always important to have an eye to the future by seeking legal advice.

In one recent case, the four children of a young mother who died in hospital shortly after giving birth to twins won £175,000 in damages from the NHS.

The woman had suffered from pre-eclampsia, a condition that causes heightened blood pressure, in the latter stages of her pregnancy. Her circulation collapsed soon after her twins were delivered and she could not be resuscitated. She was aged just 30 when she died and her two older children were approaching their teens.

The NHS trust that managed the hospital denied liability, arguing that it had cared for the mother appropriately. However, it agreed to a financial settlement of the case following negotiations with the children’s lawyers. In approving the compromise, the Court paid tribute to the mother’s sister, who had stepped in to care for the children following the family tragedy.

How can our medical negligence solicitors help?

Gotelee has represented a number of clients who have been failed by the NHS and who have gone on to receive compensation for their suffering or loss.

By making a claim, you could receive the necessary financial help to deal with the consequences of the negligent treatment, as well as providing closure and helping to ensure the same mistake isn’t repeated.

Our team of Suffolk specialist medical negligence lawyers have members who are APIL accredited clinical negligence specialists and on the Law Society clinical negligence specialist panel. Our Clinical Negligence team offer a compassionate service and are experts in ensuring that our clients receive the right compensation as quickly as possible.

To find out how we can help you, contact the Medical Negligence Team on 01473 298125. We also have offices in Ipswich, Hadleigh, Felixstowe or Woodbridge.

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