Nadine Montgomery from Lanarkshire, Scotland, has won a landmark clinical negligence case which has huge implications for the UK. It was a long running case which had to go all the way to the Supreme Court on appeal. Mrs Montgomery argued that she had not been given enough information or properly warned about the risk of giving birth to her son, and that had she been she would have opted for a caesarean section. Her son went on to suffer brain injury during childbirth which would not have happened had she had a caesarean.
The claim had been rigorously defended by Lanarkshire Health Board. The fact that the Supreme Court found in favour of Mrs Montgomery not only means that her son will get the compensation for resources and care he needs and deserves, but also that the standard for consent has been raised.
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A landmark Clinical Negligence case has huge implications for UK
- AuthorMelanie Reynolds