£2,500 obtained for family of elderly Essex man

  • Posted

Posted 17/03/2014

Julie Crossley 1340718845_JulieCrossleyPX.jpg

Julie Crossley, a medical injury specialist at Ashtons Legal solicitors, has obtained a £2,500 settlement for the family of a man who incurred pain and suffering, and may have died prematurely, because of unacceptable delays in his diagnosis and treatment.

Mr D, who was in his late 60s, went to his local A&E department after falling off his bicycle. He was diagnosed with a fractured elbow and a soft tissue hip injury. It was not until he returned for a follow up appointment nearly three months later, having suffered continual pain, that he was correctly diagnosed as having also suffered a fractured hip. He was then listed for surgery. In the meantime, he began suffering symptoms potentially consistent with bowel cancer and started undergoing tests. Sadly, Mr D suffered a heart attack and died before being treated for his hip fracture. The Trust denied any liability.

Julie Crossley comments: “We and his family believe that it was his ongoing problems which probably led to his heart failure and that with prompt diagnosis and treatment he would not have died when he did. He had a right to expect better care than he received.”


    How can we help you?

    Please fill in the form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible or to speak to one of our experts call
    0330 404 0749

    I accept that my data will be held for the purpose of my enquiry in accordance with Ashtons
    Privacy Policy

    This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

    How can we help?

    If you have an enquiry or you would like to find out more about our services, why not contact us?