We acted for a young mother who was unhappy with treatment which she received at the Royal Derby Hospital during the birth of her first child in November 2006. Briefly, she had consented to an epidural prior to a caesarean section, but it had been undertaken incorrectly so she needed to have a general anaesthetic.
Unfortunately, this caused her to suffer more pain during her labour than she should have done, and was left with a very severe headache and neck pain that did not clear up until December 2006. She also complained of nightmares until about March 2007.
A letter was written to the Hospital Trust on behalf of our client but this was ignored, so we had no option but to issue proceedings. Shortly afterwards, we were able to negotiate a settlement on behalf of our client.
S. J. Edney solicitors obtained compensation of £4,000 for this client in 2010