Examples of how fatal negligence could happen include:
- Failure to diagnose:
Not spotting terminal illness can be hugely distressing both for the family and the patient. In cases like this, we should be able to help.
- Pharmacy errors:
Being given the wrong prescription or even the incorrect dosage could be fatal.
- Surgical errors:
If something were to go wrong while undergoing an operation, either down to negligence from the surgeon or faulty medical equipment, fatal negligence could be a possible outcome.
- Poor medical care:
This is where death results from doctors, surgeons and GPs failing in their duty to look after their patients.
Sometimes when deaths occur in unusual or unclear circumstances, an inquest might be held to establish the facts around the death. Our solicitors can represent you at inquests, to help guide you through proceedings and to make sure your voice is heard. Please contact us now if you would like to speak to a solicitor in confidence about making a claim for compensation.