Successful settlement for birth injury that led to fatality1 Aug 2022 | Stephanie Prior
Stephanie Prior’s case relating to the death of Gabriela Pintilie has settled and has been approved by the High Court.
Stephanie represented the husband of Gabriela Pintilie, Ionel Pintilie after his wife passed away following the birth of their daughter at Basildon University Hospital in Essex. Gabriela lost six litres of blood after giving birth to their daughter via caesarean section in February 2019. Several hours later, the Romanian mother bled to death after doctors conducted emergency surgery and serious delays followed, along with a failure to deliver the right further care.
Ionel Pintilie said his wife’s death was “incredibly difficult to comprehend.”
“We trusted the doctors and nurses to keep Gabriela safe and I am so grateful for the doctors who tried to do this, but others let us down and have left me without the wife I loved since we were childhood sweethearts and our children without their devoted mother. The biggest tragedy is that Stefania will never know her mummy all because of the failure of others.”
The settlement will ensure that the family are able to access care for Gabriela’s daughter for the foreseeable future. However, any care will not replace the loss of her mother. This case was pursued by Gabriela’s family in a such a dignified manner despite their significant grief following Gabriela’s death in such tragic circumstances.
If you have suffered bereavement or birth injuries following treatment as Basildon maternity unit or any other maternity unit, Stephanie and her team may be able to help. Please contact Stephanie or complete the form below.
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"I know [we have] expressed our appreciation, but I also wanted to thank you for all your hard work, time and patience in pursuing mum’s claim through to a successful outcome - your kind and professional approach was genuinely appreciated."
“May I take this opportunity to thank you for your patience and true compassion in yet another very tough year of representation on the behalf of my wife. I certainly must say you did it all with amazing stamina and positivity which regenerated my self-esteem…. You honestly eased the pain and I can see a healing process ahead.”
Stephanie has developed a particularly strong reputation for her handling of birth injury claims, as well as cases concerning surgical negligence and delays in surgery.
"Stephanie Prior takes on complex cases and gets excellent results. She has a background in medicine which serves her clients well and is a realistic but tough litigator."
"Stephanie Prior is hugely dedicated, adored by her clients, tenacious, efficient and extremely knowledgeable."
"Stephanie Prior is very good with troubled clients and is easily able to make them feel at ease."
"Stephanie shows sensitivity and deals with things in an understanding way."
The lawyers in the team are highly experienced and will drive cases very hard on behalf of their clients.
"Stephanie Prior has a realistic attitude to the complexities of the cases. She wins the trust of her clients and goes the extra mile to ensure they get the best outcomes."
Stephanie’s background in medicine gives her an ability to read between the lines where medical records and expert evidence are concerned and is a great asset.
"Her knowledge base is second to none and her understanding of the litigation process stands out, as does her ability to work collaboratively."
"Solid personal injury practice well equipped to advise on high-value and high-profile claims arising from fatalities and severe head and spinal injuries."
"Stuart is also very experienced in advising on fatal accidents and workplace accidents."
"Stephanie Prior... manages a varied caseload, including obstetric claims, child and adult brain injury cases and fatal and non-fatal spinal cord injury cases."
"Stephanie is experienced, knowledgeable of all aspects of clinical negligence work, and strategic in running cases."
"Key team members include the approachable, compassionate and efficient Stephanie Prior."
Stephanie Prior is always very professional and kind. Highly recommended.
Stephanie Prior is ‘very warm’ and ‘caring’, and an ‘exceptional professional’.
Stephanie Prior continues to receive widespread praise from clients, who state that she explains the legal aspects of the case very clearly, and she is also a caring person who handles cases on a personal level.
Stuart Kightley is praised for his expertise in catastrophic and fatal claims. Clients say he is very impressive, in terms of both his experience and his management of the personal injury team.
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