Inquests and Fatal Medical Accidents
For obvious reasons this is an area which requires not only specialist knowledge, but also a sympathetic and sensitive approach. The process following an unexpected death whilst, for example, in hospital can be a bewildering one, but we have extensive experience dealing with these claims and arrangements with specialist barristers should you require representation at an inquest hearing.
Depending on a Claimant’s individual circumstances it may be possible to claim a bereavement award (currently £12,980), funeral costs and compensation for the deceased’s pre-death pain and suffering. The most substantial claims, however, involve claims brought on behalf of family members who have been financially dependant on the deceased, which can often run into tens and sometimes hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Common fatal injury compensation claims include:
- Surgical errors;
- Failure by a GP to refer a patient on to hospital;
- Delay or misdiagnosis.
Some examples of our successful fatal injury claims:
- An award of £130,000.00 for two children whose mother received negligent medical treatment resulting in her death.
- An award of £50,000 for the widow of man whose cancer was not diagnosed sufficiently early.
If you feel that a loved one has been fatally injured as a result of substandard treatment, contact our experienced Medical Negligence team today on 033 3344 9600 or complete our online enquiry form.