Post-dural puncture headaches

Post-dural puncture headaches

Miss G suffered an inadvertent dural puncture when an epidural was administered during the labour of her first child. Whilst the puncture itself was not caused negligently, Miss G suffered a post-dural puncture headache which is a very common side effect of a dural puncture.

Post-dural puncture headaches are particularly severe and often require a blood patch procedure to resolve the symptoms. Despite the fact that it was identified that Miss G had suffered a dural puncture, there was a delay in identifying that the headaches were linked to the same. This led to a delay in the blood patch procedure being carried out and Miss G suffered unnecessarily for approximately 8 days. In addition to the headache symptoms, she required readmission to hospital and also missed out on early bonding with her newborn baby.

Garratts assisted Miss G in obtaining £2,500 in compensation. If you require assistance in relation to a birth injury or indeed any other area of medical negligence, contact our specialist team today on 0161 665 3502.

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