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This claim was made by JD, the wife of her deceased husband (BD) relating to a fall he had in hospital. He was admitted to hospital on 13th August 2014 with a suspected Gastrointestinal bleed. BD had a history of pancreatitis, artrial fibrillation, diabetes and cataracts. He also had a history of multiple falls following a brain-stem stroke two and a half years prior to the incident.

A falls risk assessment, nursing risk assessment were not completed and multi-disciplinary assessment was incomplete.

On 14th August 2014 BD suffered a fall whilst left unsupervised in a toilet and sustained a displaced intracapsular hip fracture.  BD underwent surgery following which he suffered an infection.

BD suffered a further fall on 19th September 2014 after nursing staff failed to raise the cot sides on his hospital bed.  He was unable to return home and was discharged to a nursing home.  BD’s mobility didn’t improve and he passed away on 14th April 2015.

The Defendants liability was admitted and they made a Part 36 offer (meaning that the case did not have to go to court) of £35,000 which was accepted.

Settlement £35,000
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