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Inquests and clinical negligence

  • Published: Monday May 13, 2019
  • Category: Claims Support
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An inquest is usually opened when a death is seemingly unnatural or the cause of death is unknown even after a post-mortem. This can include a death as a result of substandard medical treatment or a failure to provide clinical care.

The death of a loved one is often a terribly upsetting time. If a death is then investigated by a Coroner it can add to this distress.

Here at Graystons we are able to help and guide you through the inquest process if there are concerns about the medical treatment that has been received.

Many families are unaware that the time limit for bringing a clinical negligence claim starts at the date of death rather than at the end of an inquest. Therefore valuable time can be lost during the inquest process if families were to wait for the inquest to conclude before seeking legal advice.

If you are looking for help or advice regarding an inquest as you feel your loved one was let down by the medical care they received, please contact Graystons Solicitors. Our initial conversations with you will be free whilst we assess whether you have a potential claim and we will be able to advise and support you throughout the inquest as well as help with any potential claim that may arise from the investigations.