Back to Legal Case Studies

Inquest held over death of pregnant Oxfordshire policewoman

14 April 2009

Birth injuries to mothers are a common form of medical negligence cases. In one case, Ms Underhill died from massive blood loss. She was admitted to hospital with suspected pre eclampsia on 2nd October 2008 and was due to give birth on 6th October 2008 but sadly died in the early hours of 5th October 2008. Following her death, doctors at the hospital were able to deliver her twin babies with an emergency caesarean section. The cause of death of Sarah Underhill was said to be Amniotic Fluid Embolism. Our expert clinical negligence solicitors at Russell Jones & Walker represented this case and helped uncovered the questions that arose from Ms Underhill’s sudden death.