GP out of hours death case settles for £65,000

GP out of hours death case settles for £65,000

Our client, a 68 year old woman from Whitstable, Kent, lost her husband in October 2012 (he was then aged 69) as a consequence of the negligence of an out-of-hours GP.

The deceased had attended on the out-of-hours GP at the Kent & Canterbury Hospital complaining of right sided pain which was radiating to his abdomen, and vomiting. The GP undertook no proper examination of the abdomen, failed to take or record his blood pressure or temperature, and diagnosed a back strain. The deceased therefore went home and remained in pain, before calling an ambulance 3 days later.Continue reading this article

£25,000 recovered for negligent dental treatment.

£25,000 recovered for negligent dental treatment.

Our client, a man in his late 50’s from the South East, was a patient at the Defendant’s dental practice for a number of years, but despite attending regularly and having been found to have a number of warning signs over the years (gingivitis, minor tooth mobility, and some bone loss on x-ray), he was not diagnosed with chronic adult periodontitis or given any treatment for that condition, until he complained of significantly loose teeth in July 2011.Continue reading this article