GP negligence

Failure to diagnose hypertension and prevent heart attack

The Team acted for the family of a Congolese man who sadly died from a heart attack which it was alleged should have been prevented by earlier diagnosis and treatment of the deceased’s hypertension. Judgment was secured and Compensation of £200,000 was agreed. Allowance had to be made for the deceased’s medical history which included glaucoma causing blindness in one eye and heart disease. It was agreed that his life expectancy would have been reduced by about 10 years in any event.

Acute abdomen-delay in surgery

Damages of £21,000 were recovered for a client where there was a failure by her GP to refer her to hospital when she had an acute abdomen. There was delay in carrying out major surgery, the surgery was greater than it would otherwise have been, and she suffered with post traumatic stress and depression.