Failure to Recognise Haemodynamic Shock and Resultant Delay in Intensive Care Treatment

We acted on behalf of a widower against an NHS Trust.

This was an extremely complex intensive care case. At a point in 2011 the Deceased underwent a right total hip replacement, they then underwent a revision in the following month. The Deceased was admitted to hospital three months later for a washout of the left hip, it was alleged that on the admission to hospital that there was a failure to recognise that the Deceased was in early haemodynamic shock and as a result there was a delay in providing the intensive care treatment that was required.

It was alleged that as a result of the Trusts failures the Deceased passed away.

The claim was successfully brought on behalf of both the estate of the Deceased, together with a dependency claim on behalf of the widower.

Robert Rose is our Head of Clinical & Medical Negligence and specialises in delayed treatment compensation claims. If you would like to discuss a potential medical negligence compensation claim please call us on Freephone 0808 164 0808. Alternatively, you can complete the request a call back form and we will call you.

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Robert Rose

Robert Rose

Head of Clinical Negligence