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When health care professionals neglect their duties to such an extent that it results in the death of a loved one, families are left devasted and angry that the death could have been avoided. Our team of expert lawyers will help you get to the bottom of what went wrong.

When health care professionals neglect their duties to such an extent that it results in the death of a loved one, families are left devastated and angry that the death could have been avoided. Our team of expert lawyers will help you get to the bottom of what went wrong.

Coronial Law is a specialist field of legal expertise and we have lawyers who can guide you through the Inquest process.

Our approach is to handle this difficult time for families in a sensitive and practical way. You may have some specific questions that you require answering, or you may even be asked to be a witness at an Inquest hearing. This can all be very daunting particularly whilst grieving.

If the death of your loved-one has prompted media interest, we work alongside media professionals to provide advice and support to handle the situation to ensure that any intrusion is kept to a minimum.

What is an Inquest?

An inquest is a legal investigation to establish the circumstances of a person’s death including how, when and why the death occurred. They take place in situations where a death was sudden or unnatural, or the cause of death is still unknown after a post mortem.

Inquests are very different to criminal or civil trials as they don’t try to establish blame. This can often be difficult for relatives to deal with, as an Inquest is usually the first time a family gets to hear all the facts and evidence about a loved-one’s death.

Why should I be legal represented at Inquest hearings?

Whilst a Coroner is prohibited from apportioning any blame for a person’s death, the evidence which a Coroner will obtain as part of his or her investigation, and the conclusions reached as to how a person died, are usually relevant to the civil proceedings which arise from the death.

If a claim for negligence is anticipated, either following an accident or because of medical negligence, it is important that a solicitor is involved at the Inquest stage because this enables important facts about the circumstances of the death to be understood which could support the compensation claim.

Examples of Inquest expertise

  • Failure to correctly diagnose and treat life-threatening medical conditions such as bleed on the brain or heart conditions
  • Over subscription of a drug resulting in death
  • A&E negligence including turning away or discharging patients prematurely
  • Inadequate care of Alzeimers patients leading to medical conditions that result in their death
  • Failures during surgery
  • Deaths in care homes and other institutions

Accident and Emergency

Our Accident and Emergency departments provide an invaluable and often lifesaving service. With an estimated 21 million admissions to A&E departments every year, occasionally things do go wrong. A&E staff are often under pressure to make prompt diagnosis in circumstances which can be very challenging. When there are failures of care, the impact can be devastating for patients and their families.

Medical errors in accident and emergency medicine can arise in many ways. We have experience of handling a wide range of cases relating to A&E negligence, including those involving patients treated by paramedics, as well as A&E hospital doctors and nurses.

We will fully investigate the circumstances of your case and aim to make the process as easy as possible, guiding you through every stage. We know that often you want to understand why the A&E system failed you, to ensure the same thing doesn’t happen to someone else.

If you have suffered an injury or illness because of poor management, misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose you may be able to recover compensation.

Get in touch with our friendly, expert team for a free initial chat to discuss your case.

Examples of accident and emergency claims

  • Delays in ambulances reaching patients 
  • Failure by paramedics in treating patients correctly
  • Failure to correctly interpret test results such as scans, x-rays and blood tests
  • Misdiagnosing a medical condition
  • Failure to operate when necessary
  • Failure by junior staff to seek the opinion of a consultant or specialist doctor
  • Discharging a patient from hospital too soon

 

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    Thank you Simon from Mrs B Norwich
  • Thank you for all your help and support over the years. It’s been a great pleasure being associated with your company. God bless you all.

    Thank you Sara Westwood
  • “Thank You Simon, you made it seem so easy and gained a brilliant result.”

    Mrs T
  • I found Mr Bransby to be very friendly and professional. I am certain he did his absolute best to get the best possible result for me.

    Friendly and Professional

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