Damages after death of mother

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Damages after death of mother

A CHILD whose mother died when she was 12 days old was yesterday awarded pounds 165,000 agreed High Court damages. Brittany Stilwell, two, has been brought up by her grandmother since her 24-year-old mother, Caroline, suffered a pulmonary embolism. The mother complained of pain in her leg and was referred to hospital. She was discharged but collapsed and died at Bromley hospital, south-east London.

The damages were awarded by consent against Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust, which admitted liability.