25 January 2010
Woman sues over serious injuries suffered by daughter
A woman whose daughter was seriously injured as a result of a car crash is seeking compensation.
Karen Cook was being driven by her husband in January 2001 while 28 weeks pregnant, the Oxford Mail reports.
They were involved in a crash for which her partner David Cook was subsequently convicted of driving without due care and attention.
As a result of the impact, Ms Cook went into labour and her daughter, Jamie-Rae, was born prematurely by emergency Caesarean section.
She also needed a tube inserted to take fluid away from her brain and this became blocked, resulting in her being left blind and suffering from brain damage.
Her doctor, Elizabeth Walker of the Wallingford Medical Practice - which is located on Reading Road- had failed to spot the problem.
According to Ms Cook's legal team, Jamie-Rae would not have been born prematurely and would not have suffered the ensuing complications had it not been for the crash.