Call us on
0800 056 4110
The family of a man have received compensation after the failure of a GP to monitor and appropriately treat his high blood pressure led to his death.
Mr X attended the GP on a number of occasions until he was referred to hospital on 19 July 2005.
He was admitted to hospital with accelerated/malignant hypertension. Anti-hypertensive medication was prescribed. The following day Mr X was deemed fit for discharge.
On 25 July 2005 Mr X suffered a significant stroke and attended the hospital. His blood pressure was elevated. A CT scan of his head showed a cerebral infarct in the middle cerebral artery region. Mr X died on 27 July 2005.
It is alleged that the GP failed to heed the significance of the Claimant’s blood pressure when taken, failed to ask whether there was a family history of blood pressure, failed to stress the risks associated with raised blood pressure and failure to attend appointments, failed to initiate monitoring and failed to initiate treatment.
The case was settled for £45,000 after the GP admitted a breach of duty.
Back to Client Stories
Simply complete the form below and one of our experts will get back to you.
This data will only be used by Irwin Mitchell for processing your query and for no other purpose.
Contact us today
For a free initial consultation
Use our form
Request A Call Back
Enter your details below and we'll call you back, at a time of your choice.