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Case Study

My wife died after her local hospital failed to diagnose and treat a hernia

My wife died after her local hospital failed to diagnose and treat a hernia

My wife remained unwell and attended the hospital again. Despite being in severe pain and discomfort she was sent home again.

My wife remained unwell so I called the emergency doctor who attended and immediately diagnosed the problem. However, by this time it was too late and my wife passed away at home in front of me and my family.

The effect on my life and my family was massive. Our lives were shattered. After the initial period of grief I decided to take legal advice to see whether my wife’s death could have been prevented and whether I would be entitled to compensation for the losses me and my family had suffered.

At the outset, my solicitors explained the whole process to me. Given the traumatic events I had been through it was comforting to know that someone was interested in my case and were willing to assist in achieving justice for my late wife. My solicitors also assisted in dealing with my late wife’s estate and attended the inquest into her death.

My solicitors came to see me at home and explained what they could do to help. I was worried about legal costs but they offered me a No Win No Fee agreement which was explained. They told me the steps they would take to investigate the case and I agreed to hire them to investigate my case. They did what they promised to do.

We used some of the country’s best experts to assist with the case. My solicitors paid for the experts’ expenses. We also used an experienced barrister from London who also agreed to act for me on No Win No Fee basis.

The Defendant’s admitted liability and made a substantial offer to settle the case. At the time I was tempted to settle the claim. My solicitors advised me that they thought the case was worth significantly more than the Defendant’s offer. On my solicitor’s advice I rejected the offer. After a period of negotiation my solicitors were able to agree a settlement with the Defendants which was significantly in excess of the Defendant’s initial offer. I was very pleased that the case was dealt with swiftly and without the need for lengthy court proceedings.

No amount of compensation will bring my wife back. However, the compensation will make a big difference to me and my family. We now have financial security and I can concentrate on looking after my family. As part of the settlement, each of my children have a sum of money invested with the Court which will be theirs when they reach the age of 18.

I know that Stamp Jackson & Procter worked very hard for me and my family and I am very grateful for all they have done for me.

I do not think I would have got the amount of compensation I did if it was not for the expertise of Stamp Jackson & Procter.

Neil Holland

Please contact Neil Holland on 01482 316742

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