£60,000 compensation recovered for cannula negligence
We have recovered £60,000 compensation for cannula negligence that directly resulted in septicaemia, impaired liver function and the death of the patient. If you need help from specialist solicitors then contact our free legal helpline by phone or email.
The patient was admitted to hospital after suffering a spell of dizziness. A cannula was inserted into his right arm which was not removed when he was discharged from hospital the following day.
Although a nurse later came out to the patient’s home to remove the cannula he suffered an infection and had to be readmitted to hospital.
The hospital could not prevent septicaemia setting in. This led to renal failure and eventually the patient’s death.
A post-mortem was held. This established that the patient’s infection was caused by the cannula. Evidence presented at the subsequent inquest concluded that death had occurred as a direct result of the cannula negligence.
Our medical negligence team were consulted by the patient’s widow and we agreed to pursue a cannula negligence compensation claim on a no win, no fee basis.
With the information we gained from the inquest into the patient’s death we were able to obtain an admission of liability from the Hospital Trust. Negotiations for an out of court settlement were then commenced and the claim was quickly resolved.
If you are looking for experienced solicitors to deal with your cannula negligence claim then contact us today for a free case review and details of no win, no fee funding. You can call us on freephone 0800 975 8091 or email brief details of your case to us in complete confidence at firstname.lastname@example.org