Claim for traumatic uterine inversion successfully settled for mother
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In April 2012, Mrs A went to hospital for the birth of her second child. Her labour progressed normally and she gave birth to a healthy son.
It was then required for Mrs A's placenta to be delivered and the midwife caring for Mrs A encouraged her to push. However, Mrs A found this to be unbearably painful and despite vocalising this to the midwife, the midwife continued to pull at Mrs A's umbilical cord. Furthermore, the midwife did not apply counter traction to protect Mrs A's uterus. The combination of Mrs A being told to push and the midwife forcefully pulling on the umbilical cord, led to Mrs A's uterus being pulled out, a condition known as uterine inversion.
Mrs A was rushed to emergency theatre for manual restoration of an inverted uterus which fortunately was successfully performed. She remained in hospital for a several days and required a number of blood transfusions. Although Mrs A did physically recover from her injury, the psychological impact of what happened had a devastating effect on her ability to cope, often reliving the episode and experiencing a high level of anxiety to protect her children. Mrs A was subsequently diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
In February 2014, Mrs A instructed BL Claims who, after investigating her claim, sent a Letter of Claim to the Defendant Trust in March 2015, alleging their negligence. The Defendant Trust denied liability as to what happened to Mrs A however, in November 2015, BL Claims successfully settled the claim for £50,000.
With the help of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mrs A has taken positive steps to improve her psychological condition although the events of her second labour continue to affect her on a daily basis. We hope that the settlement monies will enable Mrs A to continue her psychological treatment, allowing her to enjoy family life and her two young children.
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