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Losing a loved one is always an emotionally difficult and upsetting time. It can be especially traumatic if you suspect that medical negligence or malpractice caused the person’s death.
Types of medical negligence claims include:
- Clinical negligence (e.g. caused by poor hospital treatment or fatal misdiagnosis)
- Road traffic accident (e.g. when the other party involved is at fault)
- Work-related accidents (e.g. caused by poor health and safety)
In situations like these, you may be able to claim compensation if it’s proven that the person or company involved is partially or fully responsible.
Why Do People Make Fatal Claims?
If the death of a relative is thought to have been caused by medical negligence, it raises important questions for those left behind. Making a fatal claim can help to answer some of those questions and provide closure for the family.
Outlined below are some of the reasons why people make a fatal claim:
- To find closure after a traumatic and often unexpected death
- To seek financial support (e.g. if the main earner in your family dies and you’re left to care for children)
- To prevent other families from going through the same experience
Who Can Submit A Fatal Claim?
Should a loved one pass away because of medical negligence, there are only three groups of people who are entitled to apply for a fatal claim.
- Dependents (e.g. husband, wife, civil partner or children)
- Close relatives
- People named in the person’s estate and will
An inquest is used for circumstances where there’s been an unexpected death, and in some cases, a post-mortem hasn’t been able to determine the cause. This special type of investigation is conducted by a coroner and its purpose is to establish:
- Who the deceased was;
- When and how they died;
- Circumstances of their death (e.g. where they passed away)
As inquests attempt to answer specific questions, the outcome and amount of information provided can be limited. This means that an inquest cannot determine if anyone was involved or responsible for the death.
At Quinn Legal we understand the pressures and upset that can be caused during and after an inquest. Our advocates can help to explain what’s involved in an inquest and what kind of news you can expect to receive.
How Can Quinn Legal Help?
Organising a fatal claim or an inquest is often a distressing time and can impact the grieving process significantly. Our advocates are not only law experts in this area, but have the right practical experience in handling difficult situations.
We bring sensitivity and understanding to every circumstance and offer reassurance throughout the entire process.
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