Mrs Black was given an epidural anaesthetic during her labour with her first child. She began to experience a feeling of pressure at the base of her spine and stiffness and discomfort in her back. She was vomiting, short of breath and sweating profusely. The epidural was topped up and afterwards no foetal heartbeat could be detected. The baby, Adam, was delivered by forceps but had suffered severe brain damage.
We carried out a full investigation and were advised by independent experts that the top-up epidural had led to a sudden fall in Mrs Black’s blood pressure which caused Adam’s brain injury.
We pursued a claim for Adam for the terrible injuries he had suffered and the case proceeded to a full trial in the High Court where the Judge found Adam’s favour and awarded substantial damages.Posted in Birth Injury to babies,Cerebral Palsy