Search results for ''...


Sorry, there were no results

Get in touch

Get in touch

  • Overview

    This case study demonstrates the expertise of our Clinical Negligence team who represented the family of an elderly Kent lady at the inquest into her death caused by pressure ulcers.

    Mrs S died at a hospital in Ashford a few weeks after she was admitted with a broken leg. At the inquest the Coroner delivered a narrative verdict which stated that the hospital had failed to follow their own procedures for the prevention of pressure ulcers.

    Mrs S developed very painful ulcers on her sacrum which were so severe that nursing staff admitted that pain relief had often been ineffective. Mrs S's family were constantly at her bedside and were distraught by her acute suffering. Following the inquest we were instructed by the family to pursue a claim for compensation on behalf of Mrs S's estate for her pain and suffering. We acted under a conditional fee agreement. The claim settled without the need to issue court proceedings for compensation of £17,500.

    This is a tragic example of the poor standard of care all too often offered to elderly people in hospital.

    Read more about our experience in inquests.

    Patricia Fearnley specialises in inquests. If you would like to ask Patricia a question about inquests following a death in health care or you have a general query about medical negligence contact Patricia on 01892 701319 in confidence.

    We have one of the largest and most experienced specialist medical negligence teams in Southern England including London. Our team of highly experienced lawyers has the depth and range of expertise essential in this sensitive and often complex area of law. Our clinical negligence team is very proud to be ranked Number 1 in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners UK.

  • Related Services

    Clinical Negligence Compensation Claims

    We have one of the most well-established and experienced clinical negligence teams in the country. Our clinical negligence lawyers have a reputation for winning complex medical negligence cases and we have helped thousands of people claim compensation.   

    Inquests & fatal accident claims

    When medical negligence results the death of a loved one, we provide a caring service and practical advice. We have a long history of representing families at inquests and recovering compensation in fatal accident claims. Contact one of our specialist lawyers for a free initial consultation to find out if we can investigate your case with the financial security of a no win no fee agreement.

    Accident & emergency claims

    Our clinical negligence team has long experience in dealing with compensation claims arising from negligence or errors made by the Accident and Emergency (A&E) department. Contact one of our specialist lawyers for a free initial consultation to find out if we can investigate your case with the financial security of a no win no fee agreement.

    Care of the elderly claims

    Clinical negligence investigations into the poor care of elderly patients in hospitals and care homes are sadly becoming more common. Contact one of our specialist lawyers for a free initial consultation to find out if we can investigate your case with the financial security of a no win no fee agreement.

    Claims for general medical problems

    Clinical negligence claims are often highly complex. If you have suffered as a result of negligence at a hospital or GP surgery, our specialist clinical negligence solicitors will investigate your medical negligence claim thoroughly and independently. Contact one of our specialist lawyers for a free initial consultation to find out if we can investigate your case with the financial security of a no win no fee agreement.

    Fatal accident claims

    When an accident results in death the legal process that follows is difficult for those left behind. We offer a caring service with practical advice. We can represent families at inquests as well as help with the compensation.  

Get in touch

^
Jargon Buster