6 Figure Settlement For Heart Attack Claim

4 Jan 2022 | Stephanie Prior
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In this cardiac claim, we were instructed by the widow of a 55-year-old man, who had complained of chest pain one evening on his return from work. Our client had called 111. Our client’s husband was also complaining of right shoulder pain. The 111 operator advised an ambulance would be sent to our client’s home address. A Private Ambulance Service ambulance arrived and an ECG was performed, which was noted to be abnormal.

Despite this finding, the Emergency Medical Technician did not recommend our client’s husband be transferred to hospital. She persuaded him there was no need to attend hospital. Later that evening, our client’s husband continued to suffer from chest pains. In the early hours of the following morning, our client found her husband unresponsive and despite resuscitation attempts he was pronounced dead. Osbornes obtained expert evidence from a Consultant Cardiologist & Specialist in Interventional Cardiology, who concluded that it was a breach of duty to not transport our client’s husband to hospital by emergency ambulance on a primary PCI pathway, and that had this been done, our client’s husband would have had PCI treatment, recovered uneventfully and been continued on therapeutic and prognostic medical treatment.

Osbornes wrote a Letter of Claim to the Private Ambulance Service and an admission of liability was obtained. Following negotiations, a six-figure settlement was eventually agreed with the Defendant.

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