Charlotte has experience of claims in this area and understands the difficult emotional issues that can arise and the sensitivity that needs to be employed.
Charlotte’s recent cases include:
- A failure by an NHS trust to assess a cervical smear sample correctly, leading to no attempts to call back the woman for further investigation, and ultimately her death.
- A failure by GPs to carry out appropriate examinations in a patient suffering unusual bleeding who developed an ovarian cyst that went on to rupture.
- A claim involving a woman who presented at hospital towards the end of her pregnancy with heavy bleeding. Her case was that she was not examined for a prolonged period after her arrival at hospital, and therefore her placental abruption was not diagnosed until it was too late to save the life of her child.
- A failure to identify preterm premature rupture of membranes where the baby was born a few days later and shortly thereafter died.
- A claim relating to retained products of contraception following a caesarean section operation.
- A failure by an NHS trust to identify cervical cancer during an examination under anaesthetic. The delay in diagnosis resulted in damage to the Claimant’s ureters and nephrostomies taking place.
- A claim in relation to a delayed diagnosis of bladder damage following a caesarean section procedure.