my father died because of medical negligence

#1 2007-12-05 18:20:35
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my father died because of medical negligence

My Father died from a heart attack the end of april 2007. The Hospital has admitted to the negligence of incorrect diagnosis by the ER doctor and the review board of that hosptial set up an appointment a few days ago with thier risk manager. She said that the hospital is only at fault to 20% and a cap of 1000 pounds and that 80% is the doctors responsibility is that true? She also said that the pain and suffering is only 25000 puonds is that true? And the other question we have is what kind of settlement can we expect from the hosptial and doctor? They are sending out an adjuster to the house to figure out the economic losses and what can we expect there?

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#2 2008-04-21 12:18:04
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I think You should go to personal injury solisitor, who now mediacal cases, which are very hard to win.

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#3 2008-06-13 14:04:20
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I agree with felix.  Ultimately it is for the court to decide how much the hospital was at fault, and how much of the negligence was the responsibility of the doctor.  It is also a matter for the court to decide on the level of compensation.  It really would be a good idea to get advice from a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

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#4 2008-07-02 09:34:54
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This is definitely a case for the courts to decide upon, but from what you say, it looks like you have a very strong case as the hospital has admitted to their errors.

Just go to a solicitor, an experienced one at that, and get some more detailed and professional advice.

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#5 2009-03-27 17:58:52
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felix wrote:

I think You should go to personal injury solisitor, who now mediacal cases, which are very hard to win.

Even i agree with Felix. Actually it depends on the court judgment whether it is the hospital fault  and how much it was there from the doctor side. Every thing will be in the hands of the court . Better u meet a solicitor and take his advice.

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#6 2011-07-16 23:22:26
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You have 3 years from the date you became aware that the hospital was negligent to bring a claim. As they have admitted liabilty hopefully in writing ( this should suffice)

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#7 2014-11-18 12:15:41
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Your father died because of these medical negligence. Claims are very high if it comes to the death of anyone. You should not settle for less amount. You can also claim as personal injury. Consult with a good medical negligence service.

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#8 2016-07-08 19:02:10
Cash

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This is way better than a brick & mortar estelbishmant.

#9 2017-01-23 11:07:55
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A number of medical negligence cases are being registered every day. You can't hope to accept the initial quote of the adjuster. He is working on behalf of the insurer, so you must negotiate hard. First of all, get a clear estimation of your compensation and get it things in writing.

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#10 2017-03-23 06:12:25
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You must remember that the adjusters work in the interest of the insurance company. So, you must work with an expert injury lawyer for achieving a justifiable compensation.

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