Our medical negligence team have successfully secured compensation for a woman who suffered a stroke after her GP failed to provide the appropriate medication that she required during her pregnancy.
R, a 41-year-old woman, discovered she was pregnant for the fourth time in 2010. Due to a previous blood clotting disorder during her previous pregnancies, she had been prescribed anticoagulant medication to manage it. However, despite being given this information, her GP failed to prescribe this medication on this occasion.
Approximately three weeks after visiting her GP, R woke up to discover that she had no movement in her left arm. The following day, she went to hospital as the arm had not improved.
During her assessments at hospital, she lost the ability to speak, her sight in both eyes and went on to suffer from two separate seizures.
A CT scan revealed that R had suffered from a stroke, with three blood clots on the brain found to be the cause. She underwent surgery to remove this on the same day.
Medical experts confirmed that had R been prescribed the anticoagulant medication by her GP, then the stroke could have been avoided. Following their own investigation on the matter, the GP’s legal representatives later admitted liability for our client’s suffering.
Following the surgery, R now suffers from a seizure disorder, as well as ongoing difficulties with mobility and cognitive deficits.
One of our expert medical negligence solicitors, Sarah Coles, was able to successfully negotiate a settlement on behalf of R, who was awarded compensation for the pain and suffering caused due to her GP’s negligence, as well as to help fund any future treatments she may require.
Commenting on the case, Sarah said: “This was a tragic case where a young woman with young children has suffered life altering injuries, unnecessarily. Thankfully an award of damages will at least allow support and care to be provided and ease the pressures on the family.”
If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered as a result of medical negligence during pregnancy, please call us for free on 0800 056 4110 or contact us online and we will get back to you.
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