Dr Anton van Dellen is instructed by the mothers of Kim Sampson and Samantha Mulcahy who gave birth by Caesarean section weeks apart at different hospitals that are part of the East Kent NHS Trust in 2018.

In 2019, the Coroner wrote to the two families to say that there would be no inquests as the women died of natural causes.  At the that time, the Coroner believed that nothing connected the two deaths. However, documents subsequently showed the virus that infected the two women was genetically identical. The Coroner has now stated: “I am now of the view that there is reason to suspect that the infection may have arisen as a consequence of a necessary medical procedure, namely the Caesarean section, and in those circumstances, I have a statutory duty to investigate further.”  There has been extensive press coverage of the two deaths:

Barrister on this case – Dr Anton van Dellen

Dr Anton van Dellen has experience in a wide range of defamation proceedings, ranging from pre-action advice to fully contested High Court claims and appeals up to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. He also has sound experience in bringing Judicial Reviews and appeals against a wide range of public authorities, challenging decisions for being unlawful, irrational and/or failing to follow published guidance. High Net Worth clients are represented by Dr Anton van Dellen in a range of litigation involving disputes over assets.