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While almost all medical treatment carries risk, negligence in hospital can result in the death of your loved one when it could have been avoided.
Where there is a concern that the hospital death arose from negligent care we can advise you about the Inquest and provide representation if you seek it. We can also explore a hospital death claim for compensation to help with future financial security.
WE ACTED ON BEHALF OF HELEN'S HUSBAND AND CHILDREN AND SOUGHT DAMAGES TO MEET VARIOUS LOSSES.
Helen was 32 and had one child. She became pregnant and was admitted to hospital to give birth. The birth went well but shortly afterwards she suffered very heavy bleeding (post-partum haemorrhage). The midwives called the consultant obstetrician and she was taken to surgery. Her surgery was successful in stopping the bleeding but the team underestimated how much blood she had lost. It was thought she has lost two litres when in fact she had lost five. The anaesthetists gave her some replacement fluids but they should have given her much more. They also should have given her replacement blood.
She was brought round after surgery and helped into a sitting position. She then suffered a cardiac arrest. Staff were unable to resuscitate her and tragically she died.
At an inquest the coroner was highly critical of the treatment she received.
A claiM FOR HELEN’S FAMILY
A claim was made on behalf of her husband and children. The claim sought damages to meet various losses. These included the benefit of her significant income to meet family expenses and the value of the care she would have provided, particularly to her children. Valuing the claim was complex but the family received damages of £600,000.
All names have been changed to protect the identities of the individuals
Common Causes of Hospital Negligence
Common failures that can result in the death of someone being treated in hospital include:
- Failure to recognise an infection or a delay in its diagnosis or treatment
- Failure to monitor a patient properly, to record observations correctly and/or follow safety procedures
- Administering incorrect medication
- Failure to get outside medical assistance when required
- Surgical errors
Expert Hospital Death Lawyers
Our team of specialist solicitors have helped many clients affected by hospital negligence resulting in death.
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