Avoidable death £19,750

In this sad case, we acted for the husband at the Inquest into his wife’s death. Briefly, on 22nd December 2008, she took an overdose of paracetamol tablets. She took the first six tablets at 8.30am and a further eight tablets at 10.30am. She was conveyed to Cheltenham General Hospital by ambulance and attended their A & E department, where there was a failure on their part to provide her with antidote medication for a staggered overdose. This would have prevented her death on 24th December 2008.

A Narrative Verdict was returned by the Coroner, criticising the standard of care which she had received at the hospital. In light of this verdict, we were able to negotiate a settlement of our client’s claim. The claim itself was modest as the deceased was not working at the time, and she and her husband were living apart, although still married.

S. J. Edney solicitors obtained compensation of £19,750 for our client in 2011