Morgan Jones Pett’s specialist medical negligence lawyers secured over £140,000 for the widow of a 53-year-old man who presented at his GP with symptoms which should have resulted in an immediate referral to hospital for emergency treatment. Instead, he was sent home and died two days later from a massive pulmonary embolism.
This medical negligence claim necessitated very careful analysis of the medical records and required us to obtain medical reports from a GP expert and a respiratory physician. This enabled us to argue that had he been sent to hospital straight away, it is likely he would have survived. The widow had a large dependency claim. Although liability was not admitted the Defendants were prepared to enter into negotiations and we were able to negotiate a favourable settlement of over a £140,000 for our client.