Solicitor negligence in claim against hospital
We acted on behalf of the claimant in relation to a claim against her former solicitors. The claimant’s husband had sadly died as a result of being discharged too early from hospital.
The claimant instructed a Firm to pursue a medical negligence claim against the hospital. When setting out the claimant’s loss in that claim, the solicitors claimed the incorrect bereavement award, failed to include any damages for pain and suffering and also failed to include interest. The claim against the hospital was settled on that basis. We were instructed to advise as to whether the solicitors had been negligent. We confirmed that they had and pursued the claim on behalf of the client resulting in a settlement in her favour.