Teri Gauge-Klein and Hafizah Begum, associates in the clinical negligence and personal injury team, represented a mother and daughter in relation to clinical negligence claims arising from events during the daughter's birth. The umbilical cord was clamped but was cut on the wrong side of the clamp, causing blood to spurt out.
Our client was hugely distressed by the events and developed post-traumatic stress disorder. Her claim as a secondary victim of the negligence, known as a 'nervous shock' claim, was settled for £5,000.
A claim was also pursued on the daughter's behalf for pain, suffering and loss of amenity relating to the bleed, the delayed healing of her umbilicus and for some minor residual scarring. Her claim was settled for £6,628.20.