We have recently succeeded in a heart attack negligence claim against Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
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Following the premature death of her husband from an avoidable pulmonary embolism which had resulted in cardiac failure, we were asked to bring a compensation claim against the NHS hospital.
Having dealt with many similar cases, our clinical negligence team were able to quickly identify the failings in the medical treatment delivered by the hosptal. The NHS’s own ‘Root Cause Analysis’ identified several failings in the care of our client’s husband,including incomplete risk assessments, failures in managing and reporting warfarin dosing, the incorrect use of an MRI scan rather than a CT scan and a delay in treatment.
Our lawyers undertook a detailed review of the deceased’s hospital records and from this assessment we were able to identify mistakes that had been made by the hospital.
We agreed to fund the legal case and to work on a No Win, No fee basis.
We successfully argued that the significant failings in the deceased’s treatment resulted in him suffering a pulmonary embolus which resulted cardiac failure. Crucially we established that had these failings in his medical care not occurred then he would not have passed away prematurely.
When dealing with the difficult situation like this where a loved one has passed away, our clinical negligence team are very much aware of the need to deal with matters in a sensitive and professional manner, while guiding the family through the legal process during such an emotional time.
To lessen the stress and anxiety on our client and her family we invited the NHS to make an early admissions of fault based on the contents of the hospital records and the their own investigatory report. We also put forward an early offer to settle the claim out of court. This resulted in the case being quickly resolved, with a substantial amount of compensation being paid.
Our client was extremely grateful for the successful conclusion of the case, thanking us for a “first rate service”.