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Cardiac disease, heart disease, and cardiovascular disease are conditions that affect the heart muscle and circulatory system, and are responsible for a quarter of all deaths in the UK. Cardiology is a specialist field of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of these disorders. While these conditions can be life-threatening, many can be treated or managed with timely diagnosis and appropriate care. However, delays or mistakes in diagnosis and care can result in permanent injury or death, leading to compensation claims for the patient or their bereaved family.

Can I make a claim if cardiac negligence was fatal?

It is possible to make a cardiac negligence claim even if the affected person has died. The spouse, partner dependents, or family members can, in certain prescribed situations, bring a claim seeking compensation for specific losses, such as financial losses for income or benefits that you no-longer receive, or for care and support around the home that you used to rely upon from the deceased. Certain family members are also able to claim what is called a ‘bereavement award’. It is also possible for the executors or administrators of the deceased person’s estate to bring a claim on behalf of the deceased’s estate, for an award of damages which would usually include compensation for the pain and suffering the deceased endured as a result of any negligence. Our team of medical negligence lawyers can guide you through this process.

What will happen when I make a cardiac negligence claim?

After contacting Thomson Snell & Passmore we will arrange a free initial consultation to discuss whether there is a legal claim and what funding options are available. We usually act on a ‘no win no fee’ agreement.

We will undertake a forensic investigation into the management you received in the hospital, or at your GP, using your account of what happened, and your medical records. Medical experts (usually consultant cardiologists and cardiac surgeons) may be involved at an early stage to consider the treatment and management you received, and to advise us on the standards of care that should have been provided, and the outcome that would have been achieved with appropriate treatment. Following this initial investigation we can then advise you on the strength of your case, and give detailed advice on the next steps, which usually starts with preparing a formal letter of allegations to the relevant defendant.

How our clinical negligence lawyers can help with a cardiac negligence compensation claim

We have one of the longest established and experienced Clinical Negligence teams in the country. Our medical negligence solicitors have a reputation for winning complex medical negligence cases and we have helped thousands of people claim compensation. The size of our clinical negligence team, and our breadth of our knowledge, means we are likely to have already succeeded in recovering compensation for a cardiac clinical negligence claim that is similar in nature to yours.

  • Our overriding aim is to protect your interests and achieve the most advantageous outcome for the long term
  • We will make sure your case is fully investigated
  • We will focus on your individual requirements. Giving a personal service and acting with sensitivity are important to us
  • We will create a team of specialist independent medical experts and a barrister with expertise in dealing with cases similar to your case
  • We will make things as easy as possible and guide you through each stage of the process
  • We can help you find out why the hospital or GP failed you and ensure that the same thing does not happen to somebody else.

Our accreditations

Our team has long been recognised and highly ranked by two of the most prestigious, independent guides to the legal profession ‘Chambers UK’ and ‘The Legal 500’.

We are also members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and affiliated to Action against Medical Accidents.

A number of your team members have individual accreditations and recognition in the legal directories which you can view on their profiles.

Free initial consultation

Contact one of our team of specialist lawyers for a free, no obligation consultation. We will listen to the circumstances of your medical treatment and give you clear advice on the chances of your receiving compensation in a clinical negligence claim. If we think you have a claim, we can investigate your case using the financial security of a ‘no win no fee’ agreement.

Call us or fill in our short enquiry form and we will assess your potential claim.

We are highly ranked by two of the most prestigious, independent guides to the legal profession ‘Chambers UK’ and ‘The Legal 500’.

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