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. Jim had consulted his GP in the previous months, complaining of severe chest pains. Despite this, she did not refer him to hospital. We obtained supportive evidence that Jim had sustained a heart attack in the months prior to his death. If his GP had referred him to hospital at this point he could have received treatment which would have reduced the risk of a further heart attack.
The GP admitted she had been negligent in failing to refer Jim sooner. However, she denied that referring him earlier would have changed the outcome.
When we looked at the expert evidence, the opinions were divided. One said that even with an earlier referral it was still probable that Jim would have had a further heart attack and died. 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 that the medical team was negligent and we obtained 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.
When Elizabeth’s daughter was stillborn, she instructed another firm of solicitors. She felt they lacked empathy so she came to us. We promptly arranged much needed bereavement 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 had a significant impact on his life. We were able to secure compensation for him.
Kevin was detained in a Mental Health Unit when 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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