Seven-figure sum awarded to woman for string of errors at two London hospitals

A seven-figure sum has been awarded to a woman with Pregnancy Associated Osteoporosis (PAO) for a catalogue of errors at two London hospitals: St George’s Hospital and Croydon University Hospital.

PAO is a rare condition where bones, usually in the spine or hip, fracture easily during pregnancy or postnatally due to low bone density.

The claimant, who wishes to remain anonymous, said: “It has  been an incredibly long journey and although it does not take away the pain, and I will never get back the lost time with my little boy, a huge weight has been lifted.”

Her legal representative, Jamie Green at Fieldfisher, said: “The settlement serves as acknowledgement that she did not receive appropriate treatment and will hopefully allow her to move on with her life.”

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