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Emily's Story: £20,000 damages for failure to monitor blood pressure during labour

*Our client Emily* obtained £20,000 in damages as a result of a failure to adequately monitor her blood pressure during labour.* Emily was informed during her pregnancy that she was at risk of pre-eclampsia and would need to be closely monitored. She continued to attend her appointments and her blood pressure was checked at each one. At 38 weeks gestation, her... […]

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Amanda's Story: Incomplete Delivery of Placenta

*“Amanda” came to Longden, Walker & Renney for help after suffering a post-partum haemorrhage due to placental tissue left in situ, and as a result she was awarded £5,000 in damages. shutterstock 192157205 * In May 2012, Amanda gave birth by c-section and remained in hospital for 24 hours before being discharged with pain relief. A week later, she was visited at home... […]

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Mary's Story: Damages obtained for unnecessary pain & suffering caused by an epidural puncture

*Summary* LWR were successful in achieving a settlement of £1,000 for our client, "Mary". *Background* "Mary" sustained an epidural puncture during childbirth. Whilst this epidural puncture was immediately noted by the anaesthetist and treatment was given during labour, on transfer to maternity ward and at discharge, no follow-up aftercare was given and no epidural puncture information was passed on to Mary. She was... […]

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Damages in Retained Placenta Birth Injury Case

Damages in the sum of £11,500 were obtained on behalf of a Client who suffered as a result of a failure on the part of City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust to identify that she had not completely delivered her placenta prior to it discharging her from hospital.    As a consequence of the Defendant’s substandard treatment, our Client (C) continued... […]

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