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Compensation For Family After Elderly Patient Dies Following Hospital Negligence

Maria, an elderly lady, was admitted to Bradford Royal Infirmary after suffering from diarrhoea for over seven days. After being admitted to hospital Maria was diagnosed with severe dehydration, diarrhoea, and acute kidney injury.

She was admitted to Intensive Care, and after three days her condition had significantly improved and she was discharged onto the Ward.
During her stay on the Ward Maria received a poor standard of care and there was a catalogue of failures at both a nursing and medical level. These failings included the failure to carry out standard observations on Maria, and a failing to act on test results. Furthermore, Maria was never given a proper care plan and the nursing staff failed to notice the significant deterioration in her health.
As a result of the failures in her treatment, Maria sadly passed away nine days later.
Anna Bosley, a solicitor in the medical law and patient rights’ team at Irwin Mitchell, helped Maria’s family settle the claim out of Court and they received £22,000 in damages.

Anna said: “This was a very sad case where a lady died because she was neglected. Her family was devastated by her death and wanted answers as to what had gone wrong and why and to seek reassurance that this could not happen to anyone else. I was glad to be able to help them to obtain these answers and secure compensation for their loss.”

If you’ve suffered illness or injury after poor care in hospital, our clinical negligence lawyers could help you claim compensation. See our Hospital Negligence Claims page for more information.

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