Bereavement damages: an award or an insult?
We achieved a £205,000 settlement for a woman, Mrs A, whose husband, Mr C, died following care and treatment from his GP.
Mr C attended his GP on numerous occasions from 24 October 2007 complaining of pain when passing urine, a loss of appetite, nausea and sickness. Blood tests were done which indicated renal impairement.
Mr C had been prescribed Metformin, for his type II diabetes, as well as Diclofenac. However, Metformin is contraindicated in patients who suffer from renal impairement. It is alleged that, the medication should have been stopped and that, if that had happened in the weeks preceding his death, then that death is likely to have been avoided.
Mr C sadly died on 25 November 2007 as a result of lactic acidosis which caused him to have a cardiac arrest.
Mrs A’s claim was settled for £205,000 which included compensation for:
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