GP negligence claim - settled for £205,000

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:

  • loss of dependency, financial dependency, services dependency under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976;
  • pain, suffering and loss of amenity, gratuitous care, funeral expenses and travel costs under the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1934;
  • pain, suffering and loss of amenity, property costs, osteopath costs and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy costs for Mrs A’s personal claim.

If you, or a member of your family has experienced a similar situation and would like to know more, please visit our GP and doctor negligence page or email

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