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Laura was 35 and pregnant with her third child. Her pregnancy had progressed well and the plan had been for her have a normal vaginal delivery. When Laura went into labour her contractions progressed very slowly and the decision was made that Laura should have a caesarean section. However after the decision was made to proceed with a caesarean section, Laura’s labour progressed very quickly and although it was possible for Laura to have a vaginal delivery the clinicians still decided to proceed with a caesarean section.
Laura’s baby was delivered fit and healthy but during the repair of the caesarean incision, part of Laura’s cervix was negligently sewn into the caesarean wound. This caused Laura to develop an infection and she had to return to hospital on several occasions before she underwent surgery to investigate the cause of the infection. Laura then required further surgery to repair the damage to her cervix. It had initially been thought that Laura would require a hysterectomy but thankfully this was not necessary.
As a result of the Defendant’s negligence Laura underwent an unnecessary caesarean section. The severity of her infection meant that Laura was not able to care for her new born baby and had to rely on family and friends to help her. In addition the infection has caused Laura to become infertile although due to other medical problems Laura has been advised not to become pregnant again in any event. Laura has also been left with a large scar across her lower abdomen which was caused by the infection and the further surgery which was required to repair the damage to her cervix.
Laura pursued a claim against the hospital with the assistance of Jemma Cahan and following negotiations with the Defendant we were able to recover £30,000 in compensation for Laura.
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