If a member of your family dies as a result of medical / dental treatment that you have concerns about then it is possible to investigate such treatment by means of pursuing a complaint and / or pursuing a compensation claim. In some cases an Inquest may be held.
It is important to note that the purpose of the Inquest is limited and is specifically not designed to attribute blame for the death but to ascertain:
You may come away from the Inquest feeling that some of your questions have not been answered, but that will be because of the limited remit of the Inquest. The verdict at the Inquest will not prevent us pursuing a civil claim after the Inquest should we feel that there are still prospects of succeeding.
It is possible for us to advise you on the Inquest process and, if appropriate, represent your interests at the Inquest. It is important to get advice as soon as you are aware of a Coroner’s involvement or if you feel the Coroner should be involved.
In fatal claims compensation is worked out slightly differently to other claims. If we are able to prove that the alleged negligent treatment caused or materially contributed to the deceased’s death then compensation can be made up of all or some of the following (depending on what is applicable to your particular case);