Posted by Tracy Norris-Evans, Partner
£11,400,000 for negligent failure to proceed to a caesarean section
Tracy Norris-Evans, a highly experienced Partner in the firm, represented the Claimant. The Claimant who was one of twins, should have been delivered by elective caesarean section, rather than attempting a natural delivery and during the course of the delivery there was a negligent failure to proceed to a caesarean section earlier and negligence in attempting an instrumental delivery.
The Claimant was delivered in a very poor condition, and has very severe mixed Cerebral Palsy affecting her whole body (asymmetric mixed spastic dystonic tetraplegia). She has epilepsy and is wholly dependant on able adults to take care of her needs 24 hours a day in all aspects of her life and will not achieve any functional independence in standing or walking. She requires two carers for transfers and an awake night carer. She will be dependant on a wheelchair for her entire life and is doubly incontinent. She is partially fed through a gastronomy and has severely limited communication skills.