Failure to treat

Wed 29th Jul 2015

Coodes acted for Mrs. W’s husband who suffered with cancer but was living a full and active life when he contracted a flu like virus/chest infection and was admitted to hospital via the paramedics for assessment and treatment. However, upon arrival at hospital, Mr. W. was left lying on a trolley for a number of hours without any effective assessment or treatment and sadly died. Whilst the hospital sought to allege that Mr. W died as a result of the cancer, we secured independent expert evidence to show that had he been appropriately assessed and treated for his symptoms on admission, he would most likely have made a full recovery from this bout of illness. We supported and guided Mrs. W through the inquest and claim process. We ensured that Mrs. W’s questions to the hospital were honestly and sensitively answered and whilst we know that nothing can fully compensate for the death of a loved one, a satisfactory financial settlement was agreed between the parties.

Find out more about Coodes’ Clinical Negligence Team.

Wed 29th Jul 2015

Get in touch

Call us on 0800 328 3282, or complete the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Search News & Events



Changes to Paternity Leave in April 2024: What do you need to know?

As of 6th April 2024, paternity leave will be changing to reflect a shifting attitude…

Read more


Suspecting a Power of Attorney of financial abuse: what can you do?

What steps should you take if you suspect someone is committing financial abuse as a…

Read more

Portfolio Builder

Select the legal expertise that you would like to download or add to the portfolio

    Download    Add to portfolio   

    Remove All


    Click here to share this shortlist.
    (It will expire after 30 days.)