Ben Palmer

Friday's Child
  • Friday's Child

  • In 2004, Jessica Palmer died suddenly of septicaemia, just six days after giving birth to her second child. Distraught, her husband Ben struggled to comprehend his loss and to care for their two young children. It later came to light that Jessica's condition can usually be easily detected and prevented but in this case nothing was done until it was too late. Ben and his family successfully sued the NHS for negligence in 2007.

    This is Ben's heartbreaking story of dealing with his grief while raising two small children as a single parent. As he tries to accept the idea of life without his beloved wife, he battles shock, grief, despair and guilt, before finally finding hope in the future, thanks to the love and support of his friends and family. It is a devastating story of living with a cruel and needless loss.

Ben Palmer runs an information technology business from his home in South London, where he lives with his six-year-old son Harry and three-year-old daughter Emily. This is his first book. For more information on childbed fever, please visit www.jessicastrust.org.uk.


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