This was a very complex medical negligence birth case in which the client suffered brain damage and developed epilepsy due to a trauma at her birth. This case was complicated in that instructions were only provided many years after the birth and it was very difficult to obtain the necessary medical records to engage experts to carry out a full investigation.
After several legal applications to the Court, the medical records were produced and expert evidence was then obtained. Liability was disputed by the hospital’s legal representatives, but it was eventually accepted on the morning of trial.
The settlement figure was welcomed by the family and this allowed them to obtain the necessary assistance they required in the form of private nursing care, counselling, and other forms of therapy.