Death by Negligence

There are times where the medical establishments and professionals we rely on, fail to provide the best care or treatment possible. In extreme cases, these failures can result in death.

Although we all place trust in most medical establishments and expect to receive the best possible care, some are not so fortunate.There are individuals who have suffered or are suffering due to the negligence of medical professionals. As a result, this breach in duty of care can result in illness, further injuries, or other health complications.

In extreme cases a person dies due to an error made during treatment. Often the error may not have directly caused a person’s death but could have materially contributed.

It is often a matter of principle that the family wish to make a claim for negligence to highlight to the medical practitioners the errors made and to ensure those that made the mistake learn from the claim made. However, the family may have relied heavily on the deceased for a family income and general support, and have no option but to pursue a claim for that financial loss.

What can you claim for?

Claims for fatal accidents are complex but we are here to advise you.  Claims can be made for the following:

For the pain and suffering of the deceased before death
For the loss of love and affection of a family member
A fixed sum for “bereavement”
For loss of financial dependency
For funeral expenses and other financial losses

At FBC Manby Bowdler, we have a proven record of assisting families in fatal accident claims.

We work on a no win, no fee basis and offer a free initial consultation providing you the opportunity to discuss your situation and the costs of pursuing a claim without obligation. We can arrange home and hospital visits to suit your requirements.

Our specialist Personal Injury solicitors are accredited by and members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and the Law Society's Personal Injury Panel. The Firm is also a member of the Action against Medical Accidents group (AVMA) and are panel solicitors for Headway, the brain injury association.  

If you feel your medical establishment has been negligent, our team of medical negligence specialists are on hand to achieve the best outcome for you. Call 0800 111 6144 or make an online enquiry.


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