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 behalf of Mr Preston’s family on the basis that, despite the fact that he had clinical signs of heart failure and needed urgent surgery, his operation was cancelled on two occasions. If the operation had been performed promptly he would have survived.Posted in Delayed treatment