Husband receives £250,000 in compensation following loss of wife

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15 September, 2009

In 2003 a man's wife was diagnosed with breast cancer. She received chemotherapy treatment at the hospital. However, no antibiotic treatment was provided. As a result she died from neutropenic sepsis.

The husband alleged that, but for the negligent treatment provided by the hospital, his wife would have survived with the chemotherapy treatment.

His claim was successful and he was awarded £250,000 by the Court.

Forbes' specialised Clinical Negligence departments have handled a number of cases where people have been successful in recovering damages for negligent treatment received by a hospital. We are the holders of a legal aid franchise and can apply for legal funding. We also operate on a basis no win, no fee basis in appropriate cases.

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