We secured Elaine an interim payment of €895k in her medical negligence case
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Elaine was a well-known opera singer who was 39-week pregnant when she was injured.
She was suffering from headaches and attended A&E in Co. Louth. She was diagnosed by a medical registrar as suffering from a urinary tract infection and dehydration. She was assessed by a midwife and later underwent a Caesarean section.
She was discharged and continued to suffer from headaches. She was also vomiting. She attended a GP clinic. The GP told her he believed she could be suffering postnatal depression and exhaustion and prescribed a sedative.
Later that day, she collapsed. A CT scan revealed an abscess in her brain had burst.
As a result, Elaine can now only speak in a whisper and is confined to a wheelchair. She will need lifelong 24-hour care for the rest of her life.
We recovered a substantial one year care package of €310,000. This interim payment would cover the next 12 months of care as the case is progressed.
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