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Neonatal Claim Success Stories
Richard was born was premature (at 36 weeks) and his weight was very low. Nevertheless he was well and was transferred to the ward with his mother. On the day he was born Richard had his blood sugar levels checked and the result was normal. The next day Richard was again checked and found to have a normal blood sugar level.
'Max' suffered severe brain damage after community midwives failed to adequately monitor his newborn jaundice and refer him to hospital for timely treatment. Eddie Jones, head of medical negligence at JMW, who specialises in such cases secured Max £19 million in compensation to provide the 24-hour care, specialist housing and financial security he requires.
'Daisy' was left profoundly deaf after hospital staff mismanaged her newborn jaundice and she suffered permanent nerve damage. Sally Leonards, a partner in JMW's specialist medical negligence team, secured £1 million in compensation for Daisy so she could cope with her disability.
Wendy was 2 weeks past her due date when she was admitted to hospital for induction of labour. It was her first child. Wendy was traumatised by both the emergency delivery and the subsequent death of her baby and irrationally blamed herself for not protecting him from harm.
Harriet was 12 days overdue when she was admitted to hospital in labour. The baby was born in extremely poor condition with the umbilical cord wrapped tightly round her neck, after 6 days intensive care support was withdrawn and she sadly passed away.
Drew was born 12 weeks premature and was of a low birth weight. He subsequently developed respiratory distress syndrome and was ventilated from 8 minutes of age.
Bryony Doyle, a specialist medical negligence solicitor at JMW, represented the parents of a baby who died due to midwife errors to challenge the poor care they faced. Bryony was successful in obtaining a written apology for the parents and £28,500 in compensation.