Case studies - Delayed treatment

Delayed treatment - Delayed treatment of aortic stenosis – £250,000

When he was 37, Archie Williams was diagnosed with an enlarged heart (cardiomegaly), a calcified aortic valve and severe narrowing of the aortic valve. He was referred by the cardiology team at the hospital for emergency surgery. However, his treatment was then delayed for several months, pending further investigations. He died of a fatal heart…

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Delayed treatment - Delayed heart surgery – £6,250

Mr Preston was admitted to hospital for replacement of his aortic valve. The initial operation date was cancelled due to a shortage of beds in the intensive care unit, and a subsequent operation date was also cancelled. Mr Preston died a few weeks later before the surgery could be rescheduled. We pursued a claim on…

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