Case Summary – Mr P (deceased)

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During January 2016, Mr P consulted doctors at Frimley Park Hospital complaining about chest pains and shortness of breath. Mr P was seen by a doctor and underwent a blood test and an ECG.

The initial tests provided evidence that Mr P's Troponin levels had risen. Troponin is a protein that is released during a heart attack. Despite this test result, drugs were prescribed but were never given to Mr. P and he was discharged home later that day.

Shortly after arriving home, Mr. P suffered a cardiac arrest. CPR was given for 7 minutes in hope that it would revive him before the paramedics arrived. Shortly after Mr. P was admitted to a different hospital. He was intubated and underwent cardiac stenting however Mr. P never regained consciousness and died 14 days later.

Following her brother's unexpected death, Mr. P's sister contacted the clinical negligence team at BL Claims solicitors. A letter of claim was sent to the Trust alleging that the care provided for Mr. P was below the standard acceptable and that if treated properly, he would not have died. Liability was admitted in full and the hospital provided a letter of apology to Mr P's family as well as paying £15,000 in compensation to the family. 

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Gemma is a Senior Associate in our Clinical Negligence team with extensive experience in all areas of medical negligence claims.

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