Claimant awarded £60,000 in pressure damage claim
Dec 2023
Clinical Negligence

Claimant awarded £60,000 in pressure damage claim

Sophie Moss, Associate Solicitor, acted on behalf of a client who was awarded £60,000 compensation on behalf of the deceased’s Estate in October 2023.

The clinical negligence claim arose out of alleged negligence during a hospital admission between January and March 2021. The deceased developed pressure damage which deteriorated throughout their admission. The deceased developed sepsis and sadly passed away.

It was alleged that, had appropriate nursing care and treatment been provided to the deceased throughout their admission, the pressure damage would not have developed, deteriorated and become infected and septic. Consequently, it was alleged that the deceased’s death would have been avoided in the absence of negligence.

The Claimant obtained expert evidence in the fields of nursing and microbiology. A Letter of Claim was served and, in its Letter of Response, the Defendant admitted there were failings in respect of the nursing care provided to the deceased but the Claimant was put to proof as to causation.

A Schedule of Loss was prepared and disclosed on a Without Prejudice basis to assist settlement negotiations and, during a Resolution Room meeting with the Defendant’s solicitors in October 2023, a settlement was reached on behalf of the deceased’s Estate.

If you have suffered harm as a result of clinical negligence, please contact Sophie Moss, Associate in our clinical negligence team.

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