On the 5th March 2014, the Medical Negligence team of Cantillons Solicitors settled a High Court Action for a widow in respect of the death of her husband.
Our Client’s husband had a heart attack and a triple coronary bypass in 2007. On the 1st March 2009 our Client, a former nurse, was concerned that her husband’s complaint of neck/shoulder pain may be cardiac related and took him to the VHI Swiftcare Clinic in Dundrum. The Doctor there was concerned that his complaint was indeed cardiac and transferred him by emergency ambulance to St. Vincent’s University Hospital for a cardiac workup. The Doctors at St. Vincent’s dismissed that diagnosis and, instead, diagnosed him as suffering from a trapped nerve. He was discharged the next day, 2nd March 2009, with a recommendation to have physiotherapy. The deceased got a private appointment with a Physiotherapist on the 3rd March 2009 at 8.30pm. Within an hour of the deceased having the physiotherapy on the 3rd March 2009, he collapsed and died. The post-mortem findings were that he had had a heart attack, which may have occurred when he was in St. Vincent’s.
The case was fought and after two weeks at hearing the case was compromised for a significant sum.
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