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Legal Aid for Medical Inquest

If someone close to you has died in a hospital or a care home, 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 need legal support at a medical inquest then please get in touch with our experienced solicitors on 0800 298 9690 or fill in the Call Back request form to the right of this screen.


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