East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust Compensation Claim

If you or a family member have been injured through clinical negligence while under the care of East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, you may be entitled to claim compensation. Call Quittance today to talk to an expert about your case on 0800 612 7456.

Case Study

A 27 year old woman (32 years at trial) reached an out of court settlement of £90,000 following injuries sustained while in the care of Hertford County Hospital.

The claimant was admitted to hospital on numerous occasions during her pregnancy, complaining of bleeding, pain, abdominal swelling and tenderness, constipation and piles. Prior to her pregnancy she had a history of tubal disease, chlamydia infection and a negative laparotomy.

Three ultrasound scans diagnosed the claimant with an intra-uterine pregnancy, and found no abnormalities. It was only when she underwent a caesarean section following three days' labour, that it was discovered the pregnancy had been misdiagnosed, and was extrauterine.

The placenta was extensively fused to the claimant's bowel. During the caesarean section a bowel resection and colostomy were performed. She was required to use a colostomy bag for five years afterwards.

The surgeons were also required to carry out a full hysterectomy and remove one of her ovaries, meaning she would never be able to conceive. She also underwent further surgery for internal bleeding.

If an extrauterine pregnancy had been picked up early in the pregnancy the claimant would have had the option to terminate the pregnancy, and would have avoided the complications experienced. The claimant suffered psychiatric injury including depression and an adjustment disorder, which continued until after the stoma was reversed.

Compensation settlement

The claimant reached an out of court settlement of £90,000, including £50,000 in damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenities.

 

Making a compensation claim against the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

Making a clinical negligence claim against a large organisation like a hospital can be daunting. Hospitals are large organisation and it can be difficult to know where to start. It can be difficult to find out what happened to cause the injury or illness.

Our panel of solicitors have extensive experience in taking on hospital trusts and securing financial compensation for those affected by medical negligence.

Call us on 0800 612 7456 to discuss your situation with one of our claims experts, or find out how much your claim could be worth.