Our client sought the advice of our clinical negligence solicitors
after the death of his wife following a hospital's failure to identify a deteriorating heart condition during pregnancy. Our client's wife had a history of heart problems and had undergone corrective surgery at the age of nine, she had also suffered a haemorrhage whilst giving birth to her first child four years prior to her death.
Our client brought action on the basis that the hospital had failed to identify material changes in the echo-cardiogram readings, and as a consequence did not advise on the available options and complications which could arise if she was to become pregnant. We were able to achieve a settlement of £400,000 for our client.