In this tragic case, we acted for a client (aged 28) who was admitted to Great Western Hospital during March 2010 in order to give birth to her first child, a son, who was eventually delivered by way of forceps. He was in very poor health and had to be taken to the special care baby unit. His condition deteriorated and he was later transferred to Southmead Hospital, where he sadly died shortly afterwards. A post mortem confirmed that the cause of death was Meconium Aspiration Syndrome.Not surprisingly, his death had a devastating effect on both our client and her husband. The hospital carried out their own investigation into what happened to our client and her son, and, in their report, they identified a number of failings in the standard of care provided. It was our case that these failures had contributed to her baby’s death.

A letter of claim was sent to the hospital by our firm and an early offer of settlement was made, which was accepted by our client and her husband.

S. J. Edney solicitors obtained compensation of £35,00 for this client during 2011