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Death in Hospitals

Death in Hospitals Lawyers in St Helens

If an inquest is being held after a loved one, whether a family member or friend, has passed away in unexpected circumstances then Hattons are on hand to help you through the process and get the answers you need.

Death in Hospitals

Following a death in a hospital, it is common for an inquest to be held in order to investigate the cause of the death if the circumstances are not clear. An inquest is in fact required by law if the deceased person was sanctioned under the Mental Health Act.

Inquests can be a difficult process for the family of a loved one who has passed away in these circumstances, especially in the tragic circumstances and trying to come to terms with the loss. Hattons can support families of a relative who has died in such circumstances through all stages of an inquest, providing representation and helping to ensure that the family receive the answers they deserve.

If someone close to you has died in a hospital and the cause of death is not clear or the death appears to be suspicious, then a medical inquest may be held. a medical inquest is useful for highlighting any lack of care or negligent treatment that the deceased may have suffered from.

A medical inquest can be distressing and highly emotional for the bereaved

Hattons understand how distressing and highly emotional a medical inquest can be for bereaved families who find themselves in this situation. Appointing a legal representative can ensure that you get the support you need at this difficult time, ensuring that the correct legal process is carried out during the medical inquest hearing.

When assisting with a medical inquest we can provide advice about the process, review and assemble medical records or other documents before the court hearing, and liaise with the coroner.  We are also aware how it is also unlikely that bereaved relatives will know the correct procedure for questioning witnesses at a medical inquest and this can sometimes lead to a feeling that their concerns have not been adequately addressed during the inquest procedure.

The medical team will be questioned at a medical inquest

The medical team who treated the client will also be asked to give evidence at the medical inquest either in person or via a written statement, and will be cross examined and questioned.

If evidence comes out during the medical inquest that your loved one may have died as a result of negligent medical treatment or through neglect, you may wish to make a fatal medical negligence claim. Here at Hattons we will do everything in our power to get you and your family the compensation that you deserve.

We understand how no amount of compensation can replace a lost loved one but it can help to ease the financial burden you may have been left with. Many of our clients also wish to prevent other families having to go through the same tragic events that sadly lead to a medical inquest.

If you would like to find out more about Death in Hospitals call our expert legal team on 01744 744400, fill out our contact form below or contact our key person:

Contact us about Death in Hospitals

Bruce Hatton - Director, Hattons Solicitors in St Helens

Bruce Hatton
Director

Tel: 01744 744414

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