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Mrs B recovered £75,000

On 24 February 2014 Mrs B went into labour and was admitted to the Labour Ward. An epidural was requested and sited. Despite numerous attempts at delivery by forceps an episiotomy was not carried out. There was also a failure to refer Mrs B to the Colorectal Team given the suspicion of a rectovaginal fistula.

As a result , Mrs B suffered a fourth degree tear. Had the episiotomy been carried out Mrs B would, on a balance of probabilities, have avoided the degree of tearing and the fistula would not have formed and as a consequence surgery could have been avoided. As a result Mrs B suffered considerable pain and suffering.

Mrs B is a young woman who suffered injuries both mental and physical as a result of the alleged negligence.

A Letter of Claim was sent, and the Trust responded, denying liability. Court Proceedings were issued swiftly following the denial.

A Defence denying liability was served.

The case was fully prepared for trial with both parties serving expert evidence from a number of different experts. A mediation was arranged in a final attempt to see if the matter could be resolved without a trial and after lengthy negotiations the claim was settled for £75,000.

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Whenever possible we seek to obtain an interim payment from the responsible party’s insurers to assist with any financial hardship you have been caused and to pay for treatment privately. Attwaters Accidents is the Medical Negligence department of the trusted, long-established firm Attwaters Jameson Hill.