Negligent medical treatment can, at worst, lead to death and may give rise to an investigation by the healthcare provider into the events which occurred. Often this will involve a post mortem, and an inquest by the coroner into the cause of death. Both can be incredibly distressing to the family, but from a legal perspective can be very useful in uncovering exactly what went wrong during the patient’s treatment, and how that might have been linked to the patient’s untimely passing.
We can offer advice during the early stages, and representation for the bereaved family at inquest if required.
A negligence claim can be pursued independently of and as well as a claim for compensation, and will include not only an amount for the pain and suffering of the deceased, but also an award in respect of funeral and other expenses, as well as statutory bereavement damages (currently £12,980) and an award for anyone who was dependent upon the Deceased,
We are experienced in sensitively supporting the family of the deceased in the event of a fatal accident at a very painful time. We can advise and assist in the process of investigating and bringing a claim, when these circumstances arise.
Contact our specialist clinical negligence team today on 01803 213251 or complete the enquiry form below, for an informal chat, without obligation.