DOCTORS SHOULD HAVE REALISED STEPHANIE HAD SUFFERED A TRANSIENT ISCHAEMIC ATTACK AFTER GIVING BIRTH BUT SHE WAS NOT TREATED.
Stephanie had a transient ischaemic attack (mini-stroke) after giving birth. Doctors should have realised this and referred her to the specialist unit at Treliske. She was not treated and went on to suffer a major stroke. Stephanie was unconscious and locked-in for several weeks. She had partial paralysis which affected her ability to walk and talk. She also struggled to look after her baby and her young child.
She in fact made a good recovery and was able to return to work. We negotiated damages of £400,000 for her. This transformed the family’s lives by enabling them to buy their own home, pay for care when needed and meet the costs arising from her disability.
All names have been changed to protect the identities of the individuals