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Fatal injury claims

A fatal injury due to medical negligence can devastate the lives of those left behind and familiy members often do not know which way to turn. We understand that the death of a relative due to medical negligence is extremely difficult for a family to come to terms with.

We also understand that, whilst no amount of money will compensate you for your loss, compensation awarded through a fatal claim can help ease the financial burden which may arise when a loved one dies. A fatal claim will answer the questions you have about exactly what happened to your loved one and why.

Our specialist solicitors are highly experienced in representing families in this situation. They are sensitive to the issues and emotional suffering involved, whilst at the same time extremely competent at successfully pursuing fatal injury compensation for those left behind.

Can I make a fatal claim?

A number of different types of medical negligence can have the devastating consequence of causing a fatal injury. In order to bring a fatal claim, our specialist fatal claims solicitors will need to show that a medical professional failed to provide proper care and treatment, and that this failure led to the fatal injury of your loved one.

It is impossible to set out a comprehensive list of examples of fatal claims, as there are many different situations where medical mistakes result in a fatal injury, including:

  • The patient has died following surgery or medical treatment.
  • There has been a failure to diagnose and treat a medical condition.
  • There has been a delay in diagnosis of cancer.

Our specialist fatal claims solicitors are all highly experienced in helping clients achieve the compensation that they deserve from GPs, hospitals, private consultants and also pharmacists.

Will there be a post-mortem and/or an inquest?

A post mortem (autopsy) or an inquest can potentially help establish exactly what has happened and importantly what went wrong.

These will usually take place when a death results from violence or an accident, any cause other than natural illness or disease, during a surgical operation or if the deceased was not seen by the doctor issuing the medical certificate after they died, or during the 14 days before the death.

If, following the post mortem, the cause of death is still undecided, then the coroner will hold an inquest.

An inquest is held in public by a coroner, and may include a jury. Family members are allowed to attend the inquest and ask questions of witnesses that the coroner has called, in order to find out more about the cause and circumstances of the death. At the conclusion of the inquest the coroner will make a verdict in relation to the death.
We regularly represent family members at inquests.

If you believe a loved one has died as a result of medical negligence, please talk to our fatal claims solicitors confidentially and without any commitment or cost - call us on our free phone number 0800 307 7620 email us at [email protected].

Please note that there are time limitations on making a claim, for further information click here.

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