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Death by Medical Negligence

Medical negligence is the failure of a medical practitioner to perform in line with the established standards of care expected of such professionals. Regrettably sometimes death can be caused as a result of medical negligence. It is also known as clinical negligence and is a serious matter which can be compensated for. Death by medical negligence can give rise to compensation claims where the medical professional did not meet the standard of care expected of him/her.

Medical negligence can vary in severity. There are various different situations that lead to death by medical negligence including malpractices such as injury during birth, anaesthesia errors, failure in diagnosis, medication errors and improper treatment. In these cases the patients and their family members may not able to identify the medical negligence. There are occasions where people realise that something was not right at the time of the medical treatment but they do not always conclude that it was medical malpractice. In these cases, it is necessary to question any practices that the patient or the family members think is not correct.

If a family member has suffered death by medical negligence, it is important for them to seek advice from expert professional Solicitors immediately. Cooks Legal will help you in determining whether the case qualifies for compensation and will represent family members who wish to pursue claims. We will make every effort to help you in getting the compensation you deserve.

The claim for death by medical negligence will consist of two parties, namely the family members called the claimant and the healthcare provider at fault who failed to provide the service according to the standards of their profession, known as the defendant. In cases of death that are caused as a result of medical negligence, the victim’s family members are entitled to pursue a case. The healthcare provider is not only the doctor that may be at fault but also includes nurses, lab technicians, hospital trusts as well as surgeons.

When the claim is pursued with medical negligence Solicitors, the claimant is eligible for compensatory damages that include financial losses such as medical expenses and loss of wages. Medical negligence is a serious problem and should not be overlooked by people who have been affected by it.


Workplace Accident
Mrs P tripped on an extension lead wire which had been left to run across the floor of her workplace. She had previously complained about the lead however it was not rectified until after her accident. Liability was admitted early in the claim and Mrs P was awarded £1600.00 following consultation with a medico-legal expert.
"I was very sceptical to approach a "no win no fee" firm, but I was happy to have them help me. They were professional, concise and were successful with my claim. I would be very happy to use them and to recommend them."
Mrs P, London