When Harry’s father died he felt the GP had been negligent. We gathered the medical evidence we needed to show this was the case. We succeeded in pursuing a claim for compensation for Harry because he was classed as a ‘dependent’ of the deceased.Harry’s father, Jim, died suddenly of a heart attack. The GP had failed to refer Jim to hospital in the previous months when he consulted her complaining of severe chest pains. We obtained supportive evidence that Jim had sustained a heart attack in the months prior to his death and that had his GP referred him to hospital at this point treatment could have been provided which would have reduced the risk of a further heart attack.
The GP admitted they had been negligent in failing to refer Jim sooner but denied earlier referral would have altered the outcome.
Expert evidence was divided; one said that even with an earlier referral it was still probable that Jim would have had a further heart attack and died where the other expert said that with the combination of advice and therapies it was more likely that Jim would have survived had he been referred earlier.
We succeeded in recovering compensation for Harry but a reduced settlement to take into account the risks of recovering nothing at Trial.
Harry was the only dependent of his father. Recovering compensation means that Harry will have some of the financial security which his father would have provided for him.
We represented Martin at the Inquest of his deceased Mother. As a result of the Inquest there have been significant changes to NHS procedures.
Rosie suffered from brain damage at birth. We proved negligence and achieved a substantial settlement for Rosie. This has allowed her to live in an adapted property that is specific to her needs. It also funded additional private medical treatment.
When Harry’s father died he felt the GP had been negligent. We gathered the medical evidence we needed to show this was the case. We succeeded in pursuing a claim for compensation for Harry because he was classed as a ‘dependent’ of the deceased.
Theresa had spent many years trying to get compensation for poor medical treatment. The hospital denied any wrongdoing. When Theresa came to us we listened and took time to understand. We followed up her case and we recovered compensation for her.
Elizabeth had instructed another firm of solicitors but she felt they lacked empathy. She came to us and we arranged much needed counselling to help her cope with the loss of her daughter.
Doctors were slow to diagnose a problem with Ian’s circulation. As a result he had to have his right leg amputated above the knee. Ian was aged 77 and this impacted on his life significantly. We were able to secure compensation for him.
Kevin had been detained in a Mental Health Unit he was 17. His family was already worried about his behaviour when he absconded from the Unit. He was attacked and seriously injured while he was out. We successfully pursued a complex case for compensation and now Kevin can get the care he needs.
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