Fatal Claims and Inquests

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Do you think a medical mistake has caused a loved ones’ or friends’ death?

We regularly help family and friends through the difficult time following the death of a loved one. Often the family want answers and deserve them. We can help you get those answers and represent the family at inquests.

This is why it is important to seek legal advice from one of our team straight away. We will then advise you fully and guide you through the process if we believe you have reasonable prospects of bringing a successful medical negligence claim on behalf of a loved one.

Fatal Claims and Inquests

A legal claim can be brought against anyone that has treated your loved one, and must be brought to court within three years (in rare cases you can exceed this) of the date they, or you, first knew, or could reasonably have been expected to know, that they had suffered a significant injury caused by someone else’s negligent acts or omissions. The three years can also run from the date of death, whichever is the latter.

Use our experience

Here are some examples of fatal claims and inquests matters we have advised clients on:-

  • Death following surgery
  • Death following hospital admission
  • Failure to admit to hospital
  • Lateness of ambulances
  • Delay in surgery resulting in death
  • Failure to diagnose & treat resulting in death
  • Full representation at inquests
  • Pre-inquest advice and preparation

We can help

Our specialist team of advisors would be more than happy to talk with you and advise whether we should meet for a free consultation so we can properly advise you on your options for fatal claims and inquests. Please call us on 01522 561020; or call into one of our offices in Boston, Lincoln, Sleaford, Grantham, Spalding and Newark.

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