We handle many cases where there has been an adverse or unexplained outcome following surgery and acted for the family of one of patients who died following gastric-banding surgery.  In the days following surgery the family were concerned that their wife/mother was suffering deteriorating symptoms, and felt that their concerns were not being considered.  Within a week of surgery the patient collapsed, having suffered a massive internal haemorrhage.

We investigated the facts of what had happened, and, with the assistance of the independent medical opinion we instructed, were able to establish that the haemorrhage had developed because of the negligent performance of the initial surgery.  The problems were further exacerbated by the failure to respond to warning signs in the early days following surgery.

Senior Associate, Sarah Huntbach, represented the family, initially at the Inquest and the subsequent litigation claim.  Not only did Sarah secure an award of compensation for the family, she able to obtain the information that had otherwise not been provided to them, helping them to come to terms with the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one following a surgical procedure.

For further information

If you would like to discuss any issues raised here in more detail, please contact Sarah Huntbach.

Is £400m enough?
Is £400m enough?

The government announced on 16 May that it will provide a fund of £400m to cover the costs of removal and replacement of cladding to high rise residential blocks which have failed tests.

The problems with co-owned properties and attorneys
The problems with co-owned properties and attorneys

Whilst some people are under the impression that preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is simply a case of completing a form and ticking a few boxes, it is about far more than this.

What's mine is (not) yours!
What's mine is (not) yours!

A big fear for some people facing divorce and the inevitable carving up of the matrimonial assets. They seek assurances that such assets will be “ring-fenced” and retained for them.

How to avoid the PET trap
How to avoid the PET trap

When an individual is thinking about making a gift to another individual, consideration needs to be given to the Potentially Exempt Transfer (PET) trap.

Fictitious divorces
Fictitious divorces

Arising from the recent Family Division announcement, people who think they are legally divorced may in fact still be married.