Cuming & Gillespie acted for the husband and young son of a woman who tragically died while in hospital following the birth of her son by emergency caesarean section.
Based on the evidence that came out at Questioning and the medical expert’s opinions, the lawyers acting for this family were able to build a strong medical malpractice case against the hospital and nursing staff involved. Specifically, the experts retained opined that certain care providers had breached the standard of care expected of them by failing to recognize and act on concerning vital signs and objective findings indicative of postpartum haemorrhage. As a result of this, the haemorrhage remained untreated and this young mother suffered a cardiac arrest with neurological injury, which ultimately resulted in her death.
While no sum of money could ever remedy the loss of a mother and a wife, on the strength of the expert opinions obtained, Cuming & Gillespie was able to successfully negotiate a seven-figure settlement that included statutory bereavement damages for the deceased’s husband, son and mother, as well as significant damages for the dependency losses suffered.