Nelsons represented Mrs Z in a claim against Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust following negligence during childbirth. Baby Z was born with cerebral palsy. Sadly, Mrs Z’s baby died a few months later. Mrs Z was left with gynaecological injuries and fertility problems.
Following a slow labour doctors made the decision to carry out an emergency caesarean in order to deliver Baby Z. Two junior registrars were initially present and began the caesarean section procedure. Baby Z had become stuck inside his mother and after several minutes they were not able to deliver him. A more senior doctor was eventually called and Baby Z was born some fifteen minutes after the first incision. By this stage Baby Z had been starved of oxygen for a prolonged period of time. Baby Z was born with severe cerebral palsy which sadly led to his death just a few months later. An inquest was held and the Coroner concluded that Baby Z had died from an infection as a result of brain damage caused by the prolonged caesarean procedure. Mrs J was sadly left with physical and psychological injuries as well as fertility problems.
Bruce Williams represented Mrs Z throughout the claim on a no-win no-fee basis. We also represented the family at Baby Z’s inquest. The hospital initially denied any wrong-doing but after commencing court proceedings and following extensive negotiations, Bruce Williams was able to secure an admission of fault from the hospital and a six figure sum of compensation for Mrs Z. The hospital also apologised to Mrs Z for their actions.
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