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Compensation Following Perforated Bowel After Caesarean Section

Irwin Mitchell’s specialist Medical Negligence team has helped a 38 year old woman to receive compensation after her bowel was perforated following a caesarean section.

Our client had an emergency caesarean in December 2010.  After the c-section she suffered intense abdominal pain and vomiting for around 10 days following the operation. This went undiagnosed during this time.

Once correctly diagnosed with a perforated bowel our client underwent a laparotomy. Because of the delay in surgical intervention our client suffered additional and unnecessary pain. This included nausea, vomiting, extreme abdominal pain and peritonitis. The situation was especially distressing for the client and denied her chance to bond with her new-born child.

Victoria O’Neill of Irwin Mitchell’s specialist Clinical Negligence team acted on behalf of this client and successfully reached an out of court settlement on her behalf for a four-figure sum.

If you or a loved one has suffered a birth injury, we may be able to help you claim compensation. See our Medical Negligence Guide for more information.

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