20 March 2015
Partner Claims Clinical Negligence Compensation for Comatose Mother
The partner of a woman who suffered irreversible brain damage when giving birth has made a successful clinical negligence compensation claim on her behalf, it was recently reported.
Christian Cooper was 46 when she gave birth to her third child who tragically died before turning two. London’s High Court discovered that the heart failure she suffered as a result of a blood clot in her brain, could have been avoided if she was given sufficient doses of the blood thinner Heparin.
In tragic cases such as this, where the patient is left in a minimally responsive state, it is possible for the family to make a Clinical Negligence claim. In this example Mrs Cooper’s former partner sued the Berkshire Hospital Trust on her behalf.
We understand that when families have been impacted by such an awful loss, often what is most important is that justice is brought.
Many families seek assurance that the same mistake will not happen again and cause more heartache for others.
It is important to note that formal complaints must be made within six months.
Clinical Negligence Lawyers can advise on how to make written complaints about substandard medical treatment to the NHS, as well as helping you to get the financial compensation you deserve for cases of clinical negligence.
Preparing a clinical or medical negligence case can take time because full copies of medical records are needed, detailed statements will have to be taken and medical professionals consulted. This is to ensure that you have the best chance of making a successful clinical or medical negligence claim.
The Clinical Negligence Solicitors at Slater and Gordon Lawyers will help you every step of the way with your medical negligence claim and provide you with the support you need. You might feel reassured to know that most cases do not go to court and that 98% of our clinical and medical negligence claims are dealt with on a No Win No Fee agreement. This means that if your claim is unsuccessful, your clinical negligence lawyer will waiver their fee.
Slater and Gordon offer a free consultation for people injured as a result of clinical negligence. Call us on freephone 0800 916 9049 or contact us online and we’ll be happy to help.
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