Christopher Johnston QC acts in £4 million settlement for family of investment banker who died after receiving sub-standard treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich
7th June 2016
Chris was instructed by Irwin Mitchell in this damages’ case concerning a 34-year-old who was diagnosed with pancreatitis. He collapsed after not being provided with the adequate treatment at the hospital including resuscitation and surgical review. His wife was so concerned about him she arranged a transfer using private ambulance. Sadly this was too late and he died after transfer.
The family have now agreed a settlement with the NHS Trust. Compensation recovered for his family includes a substantial award for their dependency on his lost earnings as a banker. There were complex issues relating to currency conversion, and promotion and salary in the highly competitive investment banking sector. The seven-figure settlement will help to provide for their future, and in particular that of their young daughter. Click here to read press coverage.